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Here in the States digital jocks tend to obsess over the latest Madden or 2K titles. But pretty much everywhere else, it's all about the soccer action in FIFA. Electronic Arts is well aware of this, so they've bundled the EA Sports Football Club into the full versions of FIFA 2013. The Football Club is a combination fantasy league and digital marketplace. As of now, you don't even need to be playing the game to access it - the new Football Club app is available in both North American and worldwide flavors.

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First of all, this app shouldn't be confused with EA's more conventional FIFA game for Android - you'll need a copy of FIFA 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or PC just to log in. Once inside, you can  bid on or buy players for your Club team by spending in-game currency, adjust your roster, and observe your friends' progress through the RPG-like leveling system in the main game. Sure, it sounds like pretty tame stuff, but for someone who skips that Algebra 402 class to engage in a grudge match with CRESPOnator87 from Argentina, it's a big deal.

US and Canadian players, use the first Play Store widget below. Everyone else, click on the second.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Chris Webster

    To combine two sports references in one comment, ITS ABOUT. DAMN. TIME.

  • malcolmest

    Thank god. I've been waiting for this. Soccer is on the rise in the USA!! GO SOUNDERS!

  • defred34

    And how this a [New Game] again?

    PS: Your prejudice against football (soccer in the language Americans speak) knows no bounds.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Prejudice against football? We must be reading different articles.

    • Sander

      It's a new game since it was released on the 17th...

  • Alan Tucker

    Nice to know the WORLDWIDE version can't be installed in the UK, wtf!!?!

  • aaa

    no fifa 13 game on android shame on ea courrupted by apple...courrpted ea sports with apple