For the first time in three years, former Real Madrid and Portugese captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, will not be the face of FIFA. The five-time Balon d'Or winner has been the singular face of the prolific game edition, but for the FIFA 20 edition, it will be Liverpool's stalwart and defender, Virgil Van Dijk, and Real Madrid’s new man, Eden Hazard, who joined the Los Blancos for a fee in the region of €100 million.
Cristiano Ronaldo joined Italian giants, Juventus, in the serie A, and as such might have lost his marketability for the FIFA brand, or maybe they needed new faces for their latest edition scheduled to be released on September 27, 2019.
Eden Hazard, wearing the Real Madrid jersey and flaunting the badge, will be the first release followed closely by a second of Liverpool's defender who was never dribbled past by any player in the English Premier League last season. The gaming edition would look to fend off competition from rivals, ‘Play Evolution Soccer’, who are planning to use Mohammed Salah or Cristiano Ronaldo for their latest edition.
Sporting lovers around the world would be surprised that big names like Neymar, Mbappe and Lionel Messi were not included in this edition. Virgil Van Dijk won the UEFA Champions League and Hazard the UEFA Europa League, so that probably speaks volumes on why they got the nod ahead of the other array of stars.