We’ve heard through various channels that since the latest update, people have been suffering with a rather nasty bug, the ball not appearing.
It’s apparently appearing in Online Seasons but seems to be a bit random, some people have mentioned seeing it offline too. We’ve tried to replicate it this morning by resetting everything to default and playing a bunch of matches but couldn’t get it to happen. Either way, if you experience it, the fix is apparently this (Thanks to Brinksby on the EA forums).
Head to Customise FIFA > Settings > Game Settings and then change your ball to anything but default.
Alternatively you can try just reloading the game. If neither of those work try deleting the recent Matchday update and redownloading it.
A football game without a football. Incredible.