As you may have seen, Leyton Orient have captured the imagination of clubs all around the world with their idea of a Fifa 20 tournament between clubs during this time of fixture postponement.
Exeter City were more than happy to enter and were drawn to face Peterborough United at a virtual in what has been dubbed the 'Christy Pym' derby!
The match will take place at 9pm on Monday, March 23 and will be streamed live on Twitch - link to follow!
Representing and playing as the Grecians will be supporter Jack Carmody, also known as 'Stulptaa'. Here is what he had to say:
"My dad first took me to a game in 2002 when I was only 5 years old. Since then I've had season tickets in both the old Stagecoach stand and on the Big Bank, and seen City play at over 15 away grounds. My favourite City players have been Jamie Cureton and Ollie Watkins.
"In terms of FIFA, I've been playing casually since 2008 and competitively for the past couple of years. I recently won a tournament at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which over 150 players entered, to play for Spurs in the upcoming ePremier League - the largest domestic FIFA competition."
He will be taking on Peterborough United's Rhys Bennett on Monday night (March 23) in a 9pm kick-off, which will be streamed live on Twitch.
Named, ‘Ultimate Quaran-Team’, 128 clubs have signed up to take part in the tournament – from Premier League champions Man City, through to League 2 – and clubs from around Europe, America, Australia and Africa.
The initiative is one borne out of the desire to bring clubs together during a time of unprecedented measures surrounding Covid-19, and so far has been a great success.
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The tournament will kick start this Sunday at 7pm, giving clubs until the day before the planned date of the round of 64 to complete their opening match.
- Round of 128 – To be played from Sunday 22nd March – 7pm
- Round of 64 – To be played from Tuesday 24th March – 7pm
- Round of 32 – To be played from Thursday 26th March – 7pm
- Round of 16- To be played from Saturday 28th March – 7pm
- Quarter-finals – To be played from Monday 30th March -7pm
- Semi-Final – To be played from Wednesday 1st April -7pm
- Final – To be played from Friday 3rd April – 7pm
*Both teams involved in each individual fixture will liaise with each other to agree on a time to play. Individual clubs will then promote and stream their own games on their own channels.*
- 85 mode.
- Six minutes per half
- Each player will play as their own team.
- Head to head friendlies NOT ULTIMATE TEAM
Can we watch? Yes, we will be streaming the match(es) on Twitch, with the link to follow.
Who is playing for Exeter City? City fan Jack Carmody, also known as 'Stulptaa'
Can clubs change their competitor? No, teams should use the same player throughout the tournament, unless a valid reason can be given.