Massive thanks to the everpresent Nanny from the forums for this piece of information.
On the official FIFA forums, Simon Humber has partaken in a Q&A session with the fans, in a bid to answer the many questions going through peoples minds. After the jump, we have a large segment of the Q&A, with some very interesting information!
Here are some other things he has already posted:
Loads of threads about exactly which 199 teams are in the game so here you go.
These are the nations that FIFA permitted us to include, others are not allowed for various reasons.
You can play any of these in the online & offline World Cup tournaments.
All are fully licensed, which means we are allowed to use the real player names & crests.
Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua & Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil British Virgin Islands Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Chad Chile China PR Chinese Taipei Colombia Comoros Congo Congo DR Cook Islands Costa Rica Cote d’Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador England (- C’mon England!!!) Equatorial Guinea Estonia Ethiopia Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Korea DPR Korea Republic Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macau Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Moldova Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal Netherlands Netherlands Antilles New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Northern Ireland Norway Oman Pakistan Palestine Panama Paraguay Peru Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Saudi Arabia Scotland Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syria Tahiti Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands U.S. Virgin Islands Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela Vietnam Wales Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe
Will all have detailed kits? In 2006 only some had detailed kits. Just asking.
Not all of them, as many as we were able to build with the art team we had and with the reference we were given.
When you select World Cup mode are the groups going to be the ones that have been drawn for the world cup or will they be random? Also the same question about the qualification rounds.
Real or custom, up to you.
On throphy celebrations:
Oh yes, you get presented with the trophy very nicely
On list of managers in the game
Managers will be announced at a later date.
When can we expect the next bit of information, video, pictures, announcements?
In a few more weeks!
About the online world cup:
We haven’t posted as nobody told us about this dev team forum. We’ll start from now on but we’re working on the game which is the most important use of our time right now.
Personally I think it’s the best online mode we’ve done. It’s very exciting to play.
You choose any of the 199 nations and as TT31P says, we match you against someone at the same match of the tournament, attempting to avoid any team or gamer you’ve already met.
If you finish in the top two in your group you go into the Round of 16 and all the thrills of knockout football.
The third group game is also exciting since this is played simultaneously in real life, so in the game we give score updates from the other match in your group so you can alter your strategy according to where your score and the other score leave you in the table.