Among the innovations for this edition of the series was the ability to play over consecutive seasons, giving the possibility of competing for promotion or relegation and qualification for European Cup competition. The US Major League Soccer was officially licensed for the first time, and was used as a subtitle for the North American release.
Commentary in the UK English release is provided by BBC television commentators John Motson, Mark Lawrenson and Chris Waddle. The commentary was recorded in a London studio, however for the first time in the series Motson visited the games developers in Vancouver, Canada to provide insights into the intracaices of the real-life game. The US English release features commentary from Phil Schoen and Julie Foudy. Localised commentary exists for the German, Spanish, French, Italian, Hebrew, Japanese, Greek and Brazilian Portuguese releases.
The game's theme music was Robbie Williams' "It's Only Us". As part of the agreement to licence the track EA Sports included Port Vale, the club Robbie Williams supports, in the game, despite only being in the third tier of the English football league system, which wasn't included as part of this game.
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- China PR
- Korea Rep
- United Arab Emirates
- South Africa
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- New Zealand