Gray & Chilwell added to England squad for Switzerland clash

England have promoted Demarai Gray and Ben Chilwell to their senior squad for a friendly clash with Switzerland.

The Leicester duo had started the international break within the Under-21 set-up.

They both took in 90 minutes on Thursday as the Young Lions were held to a goalless draw by the Netherlands.

It could be that their next outing sees them win their first caps within the senior ranks.

Gareth Southgate has moved to bolster his numbers after seeing the likes of Luke Shaw pick up knocks during a 2-1 defeat to Spain on Saturday.

He has dipped into the U21 ranks for reinforcements, with Gray and Chilwell making their way to St George’s Park from a training camp in Norwich.

If they are to be involved against Switzerland on Tuesday, then they should feel settled in familiar surroundings.

England are heading to the King Power Stadium in midweek as they seek to get back to winning ways after three successive defeats across World Cup and Nations League competition.

Manchester United defender Shaw will play no part in that contest having suffered concussion against Spain.

No risks will be taken with his health, with the 23-year-old left-back set to return to Old Trafford on Monday.

Aidy Boothroyd, meanwhile, will be making no additions to his U21 squad.

They are set to take in a 2019 UEFA European U21 Championship qualifier with Latvia on Tuesday.

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‘Sancho can become England’s Neymar’ – Borussia Dortmund star backed by former coach

Jadon Sancho has been backed to become a “Neymar-type player” for England by Dan Micciche, a coach who helped to put the Borussia Dortmund star on the road to senior stardom.

At just 18 years of age, the highly-rated forward has already displayed commendable ambition and no little ability.

Having come through the ranks at Watford, the youngster then opted to leave a famed academy system at Manchester City and head for Germany in the summer of 2017.

Sancho is now an established part of the first team set-up at Dortmund and an U17 World Cup winner with his country.

He is being tipped to take his game to even greater heights in the years to come, with Micciche – who worked with the youngster at U15 and U16 level with England – telling The Guardian: “Provided he doesn’t become restricted he could be our Neymar-type player – in terms of being unpredictable, playing on that left-hand side.

“And he’s flamboyant, entertaining to watch. But like Neymar, he’s effective with it. In most games he’ll create something – it’s not a beauty contest. He’s not on the pitch flicking it over someone’s head for the sake of it.

“What he brings to the table are ball skills – being able to play out of tight areas in a way where he can beat a player rather than having to pass it and he can do that a variety of ways. He can run with the ball at speed and go both sides.

“Even though he’s right-footed, when he’s dribbling at people on that left side he can actually go inside or outside and that makes him very difficult to defend against.”

Sancho has already made history during his time with Dortmund, becoming the youngest Englishman to score in the Bundesliga, with it suggested that he is already in the thoughts of senior Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate.

Micciche expects an exciting talent to remain on an upward curve, with every test he has faced so far having been passed with flying colours.

The former MK Dons boss added: “First of all his mentality is strong – he’s gone from Watford to Man City, so moving up north – and then had the mentality to move to another country.

“He’s travelled the world with club and country – that takes a lot of discipline, sacrifice. And he’s delivered on every stage he’s been put on, including now in Germany.”

Sancho has made three appearances off the bench for Dortmund during the 2018-19 campaign, with there the promise of much more to come as he continues to impress away from his homeland.

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Sanchez can be a great No. 7 for Man Utd like Cantona, Beckham & Ronaldo – Robson

Alexis Sanchez can overcome a testing start to his Manchester United career and follow in the footsteps of Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo as a great No. 7, says Bryan Robson.

The Chilean forward was handed an iconic shirt at Old Trafford following a high-profile move from Arsenal during the January transfer window.

He was considered to be a good fit for a jersey which boasts an illustrious history, with some iconic figures having gone before him.

Sanchez has struggled to put himself in a similar bracket so far, netting just three times in 21 appearances to date, but time is still on his side.

Robson believes the 29-year-old will come good, with the former Barcelona star too good a player to flop for the Red Devils.

The ex-United captain, who graced the No. 7 jersey himself during an illustrious playing career, told the Manchester Evening News: “I just picked it as it was a lucky number when at West Brom.

“I asked Steve Coppell if I could wear it [at United].

“After me when Eric wanted it, then Becks, Ronaldo, we have had some fantastic players who have played as No. 7.

Alexis Sanchez Manchester United

“I think Sanchez can get up there with them.

“For me, he is a top player.

“He has a winning mentality, works hard for the team and has great ability.”

It was hoped that a summer without World Cup commitments would allow Sanchez to hit the ground running in 2018-19.

He has offered glimpses of what he is capable of, but United are still waiting for him to burst into life.

Another rest period has been offered by Chile during the current international break, with Jose Mourinho determined to bring the best out of a player who was considered to be quite a coup for the Red Devils.

His next chance to find some form will come at Watford on Saturday when United return to Premier League action.

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Champions League 2018-19: Live tables, fixtures, squad list & results

The 2018-19 Champions League is already under way and the final make-up of the group stage is known.

Europe’s premier club competition will have a slightly different feel to it this season but the general schedule of the tournament is the same, with the qualifying rounds taking place in June, July and August, over two months ahead of the group stage, which commences in September.

There are more group stage places reserved for teams from certain countries, meaning that the overall qualification process has become somewhat more competitive.

Goal has your complete guide, including what teams have qualified, as well as draw dates, game schedules and results.


Champions League 2018-19 group stage


Group A table

Group B table

Group C table

Group D table

Group E table

Group F table

Group G table

Group H table


Champions League 2018-19 fixtures


Upcoming UCL fixtures & recent results


Champions League full squad list*


*squad lists only include players above the age of 21.

Group A

Atletico Madrid: Adan, Jan Oblak; Diego Godin, Filipe Luis, Santiago Arias, Stefan Savic, Juanfran, Lucas Hernandez, Jose Maria Gimenez; Thomas Partey, Jorge Koke, Saul Niguez, Thomas Lemar, Rodrigo Rodri, Gelson Martins, Vitolo, Cristian Rodriguez; Antoine Griezmann, Nikola Kalinic, Angel Correa, Diego Costa, Dario Poveda, Borja Garces, Victor Mollejo.

Borussia Dortmund: Roman Burki, Marin Hitz; Dan-Axel Zagadou, Abdou Diallo, Achraf Hakimi, Raphael Guerreiro, Jeremy Toljan, Manuel Akanji, Lukasz Piszczek, Marcel Schmelzer, Julian Weigl, Omer Toprak; Thomas Delaney, Mario Gotze, Marco Reus, Sergio Gomez, Mahmoud Dahoud, Christian Pulisic, Shinji Kagawa, Axel Witsel, Jacob Bruun Larsen; Jadon Sancho, Francisco Paco Alcacer, Maximilian Philipp, Marius Wolf

Monaco: Daniel Subasic, Diego Benaglio, Loic Badiashile; Antonio Barreca, Jemersen, Djibril Sidibe, Julien Serrano, Andrea Raggi, Kamil Glik, Benoit Badiashile Mukinayi, Amamy Toure, Benjamin Henrichs, Yannis N’Gakoutou-Yapende, Jean Eudes Aholou, Kevin N’Doram, Marcos Paul Rony Lopes, Youri Telemans, Adama Traore, Youssef Ait Bennasser, Aleksandr Golovin, Nacer Chadli, Samuel Grandsir, Han-Noah Massengo, Tristan Muyumba; Radamel Falcao, Stevan Jovetic, Jordi Mboula, Pietro Pellegri, Moussa Sylla, Sofiane Diop, Gobe Gouano

Club Brugge: Karlo Letica, Ethan Horvath; Luan Peres, Benoit Poulain, Matej Mitrovic, Dion Cools, Stefano Denswil, Saulo DeCarli, Brandon Mechele, Clinton Mata, Sofyan Amrabat, Krepin Diatta, Siebe Schrijvers, Marvelous Nakamba, Thibault Vlietinck, Hans Vanaken, Ruud Vormer, Mats Rits, Arnaut Groeneveld; Wesley, Jelle Vossen, Rezaei Kaveh, Emmanuel Bonaventure

Group B

Barcelona: Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Jasper Cillessen, Ignacio Pena, Jokin Ezquieta Mendiburu; Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Rafinha, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Samuel Umtiti, Thomas Vermaelen, Juan Miranda, Jorge Cuenca Barreno; Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Denis Suarez, Arthur Henrique Ramos de Oliveira Melo, Sergi Samper, Sergi Roberto, Arturo Vidal, Carles Alena, Ricard Puig, Ramon Monchu, Alex Collado, Oriol Busquets, Philippe Coutinho; Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembele, Malcom, Munir El Haddadi, Abel Ruiz

Tottenham: Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm, Paulo Gazzaniga; Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Serge Aurier, Ben Davies, Heung-Min Son, Harry Winks, Erik Lamela, Victor Wanyama, Moussa Sissoko, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Lucas; Harry Kane, Fernando Llorente, Mousa Dembele

PSV: Jeroen Zoet, Eloy Room; Nicolas Isimat-Mirin, Aziz Behich, Nick Viergever, Daniel Schwaab, Jose Tasende, Jorrit Hendrix, Trent Sainsbury, Denzel Dumfries, Maxime Souas; Gaston Pereiro, Pablo Rosario, Bart Ramselaar, Ramon-Pascal Lundqvist, Erick Gutierrez, Marlon Frey, Ryan Thomas, Robin Schoonbrood, Mauro Junior; Luuk de Jong, Maximilano Romero, Hirving Lozano, Donyell Malen, Steven Bergwijn, Zakario Aboukhlal.

Inter: Samir Handanovic, Daniele Padelli, Tommaso Berni, Vladan Dekic; Raffaele Di Gennaro, Sime Vrsaljko, Stefan de Vrij, Andrea Ranocchia, Kwadwao Asamoah, Joao Miranda, Danilo D’Ambrosio, Milan Skriniar, Ryan Nolan, Niccolo Corrado; Matias Vecino, Radja Nainggolan, Matteo Politano, Borja Valero, Ivan Perisic, Maj Roric, Gabriele Zappa, Marcelo Brozovic, Antonio Candreva; Mauro Icardi, Lautaro Martinez, Keita Balde

Group C

Paris Saint-Germain: Gianluigi Buffon, Alphonse Areola, Garissone Innocent, Sebastien Cibois; Thiago Silva, Presnel Kimpembe, Thilo Kehrer, Marcos Marquinhos, Thomas Meunier, Dani Alves, Juan Bernat, Layvin Kurzawa, Colin Dagba, Kevin Rimane, Stanley Nsoki, Loic Mbe Soh, Moussa Sissako, Arthur Zagre, Alex Georgen; Marco Verratti, Lassana Diarra, Christopher Nkunku

Napoli: Alex Meret, David Ospina Ramirez, Orestis Karnezis; Kevin Malcuit, Mario Rui, Sebastiano Luperto, Nikola Maksimovic, Vlad Chirches, Elseid Hysaj, Kalidou Koulibaly, Faouzi Ghoulam, Raul Albiol, Allan, Fabian Ruiz Pena, Marek Hamsik, Piotr Zielinski, Marko Rog, Amadou Diawara; Jose Callejon, Simone Vedi, Adam Ounas, Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne, Arkadiusz Milik

Liverpool: Alisson, Simon Mignolet; Nathaniel Clyne, Virgil van Dijk, Dejan Lovren, Alberto Moreno, Andy Robertson, Joel Matip; Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner, Naby Keita, Sadio Mane, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Xherdan Shaqiri; Robert Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi, Dominic Solanke

Red Star Belgrade: Zoran Popovic, Nemanja Supic, Milan Borjan; Milos Degenek, Srdan Babic, Milan Rodic, Strahinja Erakovic, Filip Stojkovic, Rashid Sumaila, Marko Gobelijic, Vujadin Savic, Aleksa Terzic; Branko Jovicic, Nenad Krsticic, Dejan Meleg, Lorenzo Ebecilio, Slavoljub, Srnic, Marko Marin, Goran Causic, Veljko Simic, Dusan Jovancic, El Fardou Ben Nabouhane, Milan Jevtovic, Stefan Cvetkovic; Milan Pavkov, Nikola Stoiljkovic, Jonathan Cafu, Dejan Joveljic, Richmond Boakye

Group D

Lokomotiv Moscow: Guilherme, Nikita Medvedev, Anton Kochenkov; Bryan Oladapo Idowu, Benedikt Howedes, Vedran Corluka, Taras Mikhalik, Boris Rotenberg, Maciej Rybus, Solomon Kverkvelia, Mikhail Lysov; Manuel Fernandes, Dmitri Barinov, Grzegorz Kyrchowiak, Jefferson Farfan, Anton Miranchuk, Aleksandr Kolomeytsev, Vladislav Ignatyev, Dmitri Tarasov, Igor Denisov, Alexander Vulfov, Aleksei Miranchuk, Roman Tugarev, Daniil Kulikov, Nikita Dorofeev, Dmitrii Rybchinskii, Ivan Galanin; Fedor Smolov, Edderzito Antonio Eder, Rifat Zhemaletdinov

Porto: Iker Casillas, Vanailson Luciano de Souza Alves, Diogo Costa; Maxi Pereira, Eder Gabriel Militao, Diogo Leite, Alex Telles, Jorge, Felipe, Chidozie Awaziem, Bruno Costa, Yacine Brahimi, Olivier Torres, Hector Herrera, Danilo, Riechedly Bazoer, Otavio, Sergio Oliveira; Hernani, Vincent Oaboubakar, Moussa Marega, Jesus Corona, Adrian Lopez, Andre Flipe Ferreira Coelho Perieira

Schalke: Ralf Fahrmann, Yannic Lenze, Alexander Nubel; Hamza Mendyl, Matija Nastasic, Sebastian Rudy, Abdul Baba Rahman, Salif Sane, Ronaldo Aparecido Naldo, Niklas Wiemann; Weston McKennie, Omar Mascarell, Suat Serdar, Nabil Bentaleb, Yevhen Konoplyanka, Benjamin Stambouli, Daniel Caligiuri, Amine Harit, Jannie Kubler, Alessandro Schopf, Benjamin Goller; Mark Uth, Franco Di Santo, Ahmed Kutucu, Guido Burgstaller, Steven Skrybski, Cedric Teuchert, Breel Embolo

Galatasaray: Fernando Muslera, Ismail Cipe; Mariano Ferreira, Maicon, Serdar Aziz, Ahmet Calik, Martin Linnes, Omer Bayram, Yuto Nagatomo, Selcuk Inan, Younes Belhanda, Ryan Donk, Badou Ndiyae, Emre Akbaba, Fernando, Sofiane Feghouli; Garry Rodrigus, Eren Derdiyok, Sinan Gumus, Henry Onyekuru, Mugdat Celik

Group E

Bayern Munich: Manuel Neuer, Sven Ulreich, Christian Fruchtl, Ron-Torben Hoffmann; Niklas Sule, Mats Hummels, Rafinha, Jerome Boateng, David Alaba, Maxime Awoudja, Lars Lukas Mai; Thiago Alcantara, Franck Ribery, Javi Martinez, Arjen Robben, James Rodriguez, Leon Goretzka, Wooyeong Jeong, Jonathan Meier, Corentin Tolisso, Paul Will, Joshua Kimmich, Renato Sanches, Meritan Shabani; Sandro Wagner, Robert Lewandowski, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Kinglsey Coman, Oliver Batista Meier, Frank Evina, Maximilan Franzke

Benfica: Mile Svilar, Bruno Varela, Odisseas Vlachodimos; German Conti, Alex Grimaldo, Ruben Dias, Sebastien Corchia, Yuri Ribeiro, Cristian Lema, Jardel, Andre Almeida; Ljubomir Fejsa, Gabriel Appelt Pires, Alfa Semedo, Eduardo Salvio, Filipr Krovinovic, Pizzi, Gedson Fernandes; Jonas, Franco Cervi, Haris Seferovic, Andrija Zivkovic, Facundo Ferreyra, Rafa Silva, Nicolas Castillo

Ajax: Andre Onana, Kostas Lamprou, Dominik Kotarski; Rasmus Kristensen, Joel Veltman, Maximilian Wober, Daley Blind, Perr Schuurs, Luis Orejuela, Nicolas Tagliafico; Daley Sinkgraven, Zakaria Labyad, Lasse Schone, Frenkie de Jong, Hakim Ziyech; David Neres, Klaas Jan Huntelaar, Dusan Tadic, Hassane Bande, Kasper Dolberg, Dennis Johnsen

AEK Athens: Vassilis Barks, Panagiotis Tsintotas; Michalis Bakakis, Helder Lopes, Marios Oikaonomou, Vasileios Lampropoulos, Rodrigo Galo, Uros Cosic, Dmytro Chygrynskiy, Niklas Hult; Andre Simoes, Yannis Gianniotas, Petros Mantalos, Kostas Galanopoulos, Erik Moran, Alef; Giorgos Giakoumakis, Marko Livaja, Tasos Bakasetas, Victor Klonaridis, Ezequiel Ponce, Lucas Boye

Group F

Manchester City: Ederson, Daniel Grimshaw; Kyle Walker, Danilo, Vincent Kompany, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, Eliaquim Mangala, Benjamin Mendy, Nicolas Otamendi; Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne, Fabian Delph, Leroy Sane, Bernardo Silva, David Silva, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez, Olexandr Zinchenko; Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus

Shakhtar Donetsk: Oleksii Shevchenko, Andriy Pyatov, Oleh Kudryk; Bohdan Butko, Serhiy Kryvtsov, David Khocholava, Ivan Ordets, Mykola Matviyenko, Ismaily, Yaroslav Rakitskiy; Taras Stepanenko, Taison, Bruno Bentinho, Marlos, Alan Patrick, Wellington Nem, Maycon de Andrade Barberan, Cipriano Marcos Robson, Andriy Totovytskiy, Serhiy Bolbat, Viktor Kovalenko, Oleg Danchenko, Fernando Dos Santos Pedro; Olarenwaju Kayode, Junior Moraes

Lyon: Anthony Lopes, Anthony Racioppi, Mathieu Gorgelin, Dorian Grange; Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Rafael, Jason Denayer, Marcelo, Leo Dubois, Jeremy Morel, Fernando Marcal, Ferland Mendy, Kenny Tete, Oumar Solet; Martin Terrier, Houssem Aouar, Jordan Ferri, Pape Cheikh, Tanguy Ndombele, Ousseynou Ndiyae; Moussa Dembele, Memphis Depay, Nabil Fekir, Maxwel Cornet

Hoffenheim: Oliver Baumann, Gregor Kobel; Joshua Brenet, Pavel Kaderabek, Ermin Bicakcic, Kassim Adams Nuhu, Nico Schulz, Benjamin Hubner, Justin Hoogma, Kevin Akpoguma, Stefan Posch; Havard Nordtveit, Dennis Geiger, Kerem Demirbay, Florian Grillitsch, Leonardo Bittencourt, Steven Zuber, Nadiem Amiri, Kevin Vogt, Vincenzo Grifo; Reiss Nelson, Ishak Belfodil, Andrej Kramaric, Adam Szalai, Joelinton

Group G

Real Madrid: Keylor Navas, Kiko Casilla, Thibaut Courtois, Luca Zidane; Dani Carvajal, Jesus Vallejo, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Alvaro Odriozola, Sergio Reguilon, Adrian Adri, Javier Sanchez, Sergio Lopez; Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Casemiro, Federico Valverde, Marcos Llorente, Marco Asensio, Isco, Dani Ceballos, Jaime Seoane, Francisco Franchu; Mariano Diaz, Karim Benzema, Lucas Vazquez, Cristo Ramon Gonzalez Perez, Vinicius Junior

Roma: Robin Olsen, Matteo Cardinali, Stefano Greco, Antonio Mirante; Rick Karsdorp, Luca Pellegrini, Juan Jesus, Aleksandar Kolarov, Ivan Marcano, Davide Santon, Federico Fazio, Kostas Manolas, Devid Eugene Bouah, Riccardo Cargnelutti, Andrea Marcucci; Bryan Cristante, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Daniel de Rossi, Ante Coric, Nicolo Zaniolo, Alessandro Florenzi, Javier Pastore, Steven N’Zonzi; Diego Perotti, Edin Dzeko, Patrik Schick, Cengiz Under, Justin Kluivert, Alessio Riccardi, Zan Celar, Stephen El Shaarawy

CSKA Moscow: Ilya Pomazun, Georgi Krynats, Igor Akinfeev; Mario Fernandez, Nikita Chernov, Viktor Vasin, Kirill Nababkin, Hordur Magnusson, Georgi Schennikov, Rodrigo Nascimento Franca, Nikola Vlasic, Alan Dzagoev, Dmitri Efremov, Arnor Sigurdsson, Konstantin Kuchaev, Kristijan Bistrovic, Jaka Bijol, Aleksandr Makarov, Timur Pukhov, Nayair Tiknizyan, Astemir Gordyushenko, Ilzat Akhmetov, Khetag Khosonov, Ivan Oblyakov; Fedor Chalov, Abel Hernandez, Takuma Nishimura, Timur Zhamaletdinov, Vitali Zhironkin

Viktoria Plzen: Matus Kozacik, Ales Hruska, Dominic Svacek; Lukas Hejda, Roman Hubnik, David Limbersky, Radmin Reznik, Tomas Hajek, Milan Havel, Ludek Pernica; Roman Prochazka, Tomas Horava, Martin Zeman, Jan Kopic, Milan Petrzela, Patrik Hrosovysky, Jan Kovarik, Pavel Bucha, Ales Cermak, Daniel Kolar, Ubong Ekapi; Michael Krmencik, Tomas Chory, Jakub Reznicek

Group H

Juventus: Mattia Perin, Carlo Pinsoglio, Wojciech Szczesny; Andrea Barzagli, Mehdi Benatia, Leonardo Bonucci, Joao Cancelo, Giorgio Chiellini, Mattia De Sciglio, Daniele Rugani, Alex Sandro; Rodrigo Bentancur, Federico Bernardeschi, Emre Can, Douglas Costa, Juan Cuadrado, Sami Khedira, Blaise Matuidi, Miralem Pjanic; Paulo Dybala, Moise Kean, Mario Mandzukic, Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United: David de Gea, Lee Grant, Sergio Romero; Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo, Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian, Ashley Young; Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Andreas Pereira, Fred, Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay; Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial

Valencia: Jaume Domenech, Norberto Neto, Cristian Rivero; Ruben Vezo, Jeison Murillo, Gabriel, Mouctar Diakhaby, Jose Gaya, Antonio Lato, Cristiano Piccini, Ezequiel Garay, Javier Jimenez, Alejandro Centelles; Geoffrey Kondogbia, Goncalo Guedes, Carlos Soler, Daniel Parejo, Denis Cheryshev, Francis Coquelin, Daniel Wass, Ferran Torres, Uros Racic, Alex Blanco, Kangin Lee; Kevin Gameiro, Rodrigo, Santi Mina, Michy Batshuayi

Young Boys: Marco Wolfi, David Von Ballmoos, Dario Marzino; Mohamed Ali Camara, Steve von Bergen, Ulisses Garcia, Gregory Wuthrich, Loris Benito, Jordan Lotomba, Kevin Mbabu; Leonardo Bertone, Miralem Sulejmani, Djibril Sow, Nicolas Moumi Ngameleu, Christian Fassnacht, Thorsten Schick, Pedro Teixeira, Sandro Lauper, Sekou Sanogo; Roger Assale, Jean-Pierre Nsame, Yann Aime Kasai, Guillaume Hoarau

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FIFA 19: Xbox One & PS4 release dates, price, pre-order details

EA Sports’ FIFA franchise is the best-selling sports video game series of all time and it is returning for another season with FIFA 19 set to hit the shelves.

Appetites were whetted during the summer with the special World Cup 2018 edition of the game and there are just a matter of weeks to go before the new version is available to play.

In the build-up to the release, the game’s developers have been revealing a host of new features, including the not insignificant addition of Champions League.

But when can we get our hands on it and how much is it going to cost? Goal brings you everything you need to know.


When is FIFA 19 released?


FIFA 19 will be released worldwide on September 28 and it will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.

However, if you simply can’t wait that long, the game can be played three days earlier, on September 25, by pre-ordering one of the Champions or Ultimate editions.

PC users will be the first to get their hands on FIFA 19, however, with Origin Access Premier subscribers able to play the game as early as September 20 – eight days before the worldwide release.

A demo version of the game is also set to be launched in the build-up to the worldwide release as well and that is expected to be available on September 13.


How much does FIFA 19 cost?


FIFA 19 Cristiano Ronaldo

Like FIFA 18, three different versions of FIFA 19 are available to buy: the Standard Edition, the Champions Edition and the Ultimate Edition.

The Standard Edition is the least expensive of the three options at £59.99 ($59.99), with the price increasing for the Champions Edition, which costs £79.99 ($79.99). The Ultimate Edition is the most expensive at £89.99 ($99.99).

FIFA 19 prices

Console Standard Champions Ultimate
PlayStation 4 £59.99 / $59.99 £79.99 / $79.99 £89.99 / $99.99
Xbox One £59.99 / $59.99 £79.99 / $79.99 £89.99 / $99.99
PC £54.99 / $59.99 £69.99 / $79.99 £79.99 / $99.99
Nintendo Switch £54.99 / $59.99 £69.99 / $79.99

In the United Kingdom, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game are more expensive than their PC and Nintendo Switch variants, which is not surprising given the different console specifications. However, prices are uniform across all consoles in the United States

Only the Standard and Champions editions of the game are available to buy for the Nintendo Switch.

A 10 per cent loyalty discount is available for those who own FIFA 18 on either PS4 or Xbox One and pre-order the Ultimate Edition through their console.


What is in each edition?


As you’d expect with the varying prices, different perks are available depending on which edition you purchase. Here’s what EA Sports say you get with each edition…

Ultimate Edition (£89.99)

Embed only FIFA 19 Ultimate Edition

  • Up to 40 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (two per week for 20 weeks)
  • Play from September 25 with three days early access 
  • UEFA Champions League Gold Player Pick (Choose one of five 80 to 83 rated gold players from qualified teams) 
  • Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr. loan players for seven FUT matches
  • Special edition FUT kits designed by FIFA soundtrack artists

Champions Edition (£79.99)

  • Up to 20 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (one per week for 20 weeks)
  • Play from September 25 with three days early access 
  • UEFA Champions League Gold Player Pick (Choose one of five 80 to 83 rated gold players from qualified teams)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr. loan items for seven FUT matches
  • Special Edition FUT kits designed by FIFA soundtrack artists

Standard Edition (£59.99)

  • Up to five Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (one per week for five weeks)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo loan item for seven FUT matches
  • Special Edition FUT kits designed by FIFA soundtrack artists

When can I pre-order FIFA 19?


You can pre-order FIFA 19 right now and it can be done via a number of different channels.

It’s available to buy through the official Playstation 4 and Xbox One stores – find the PS4, Xbox One and PC versions at these links – as well as a number of major retailers.

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