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We’ve all had dreams about being a soccer (football) manager, and FIFA 13‘s new Manager mode takes us one step closer to that dream becoming a reality. EA has revealed the first details of the game’s updated mode, which now includes international management and improved player negotiations.

For the first time players will now be able to take control of international teams and lead them to glory–previously international teams were only available for exhibition games. “Play for or manage your favorite national team, competing in friendlies, qualifiers and major international tournaments. Play as a manager and secure an offer to coach any national team, with bigger decisions and more pressure. Compete as a player and prove yourself at the club level to attract national team attention and the call to play for your country,” the publisher revealed.

As an extra bonus players can now manage both a domestic and national team at the same time, bringing more versatility to the mode than ever before. A new transfer system has been introduced that factors in different aspects of players when calculating moves, such as form, age, morale, club rivalries, and the amount of time remaining on their contract.

Finally, elements such as “player loans, board interactions and mid-season manager firings,” have been added. This is the biggest overhaul that the mode has received since the HD update back in 2007.

What do you think of the updates? Let us know in the comments below.


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