It was announced that EA Sports have added Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland’s trademark celebrations to FIFA 21.
It is known that every year EA introduce new celebrations, with Dele Alli’s viral challenge, Mo Salah’s ‘Yoga’ and Roberto Firmino’s ‘Eye Patch’ celebration were all added last year.
With Fifa 21 coming out soon, as seen in the reveal trailer that dropped on Thursday, cover star Mbappe’s ‘cry-baby celebration will be added. The World Cup winner imitated a crying baby when he scored against Marseille in the 4-0 Le Classique back in October and immediately there was clamour for it to be in the next FIFA title.
Thoughts on Kylian Mbappé’s latest celebration? 👀😭 pic.twitter.com/rv6KpDjYJz
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Now, FIFA players will be able to celebrate the ultimate troll celebration when they find they score and some serious rage-quitting might just ensue.
Alternatively, Haaland’s sitting-down ‘Zen’ meditation celebration – which ended up being mocked by Mbappe, Neymar and PSG after they knocked out Borussia Dortmund out of the UEFA Champions League in March – has now made its way to the FIFA GOAL celebrations.
PSG squad do the Erling Haaland celebration after knocking Dortmund out of the Champions League. 👀 pic.twitter.com/vPwQOC4hzu
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Expressing the celebration, Haaland told Esporte Interativo: “I really enjoy meditation.
“It makes feel calm and gives me tranquillity. This is why I sometimes celebrate like that when I score.”
There’s always huge interest as to what fresh celebrations will be put in the new FIFA game and going off the trailer, it appears as though another favourite is to be included.
Siphiwe Tshabalala’s iconic dance after netting his first goal for South Africa at the 2010 World Cup on home soil can now be replicated in the virtual world.
Win as one.#FIFA21 drops October 9th.
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Around two minutes four seconds into the trailer, we see PSG teammates all dancing in unison after scoring and already we’re excited to recreate in Pro Clubs.