Walkthrough by The Return of Hylian
FIFA 08 on SuperCheats.com
Fifa 08 Walkthrough for Xbox 360
Copyright 2008 Ross Ramsey
kakarulestheworld@gmail.com
Version 1.00
July 9, 2008

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Version History
1.00 - Basic information included. Expanded manager mode detail coming
with the next update. Club information will be expanded as well.

1.10 - Strategies/Formations/Positions added. Expanded FAQ section. Fan
Shop and Challenge Mode added. Achievements added.

Table of Contents
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i. 	About Soccer			[ixxx]
ii.	About Fifa 08			[xxii]
iii.	Controls			[iiix]
iv.	Leagues and Teams		[xxiv]
	a.	A-League (Australia)		[ltma]
	b.	Austrian Bundesliga		[ltmb]
	c.	Belgian Jupiler League		[ltmc]
	d.	Campeonato Brasileiro Série A	[ltmd]
	e.	Gambrinus Liga			[ltme]
	f.	Danish Superliga		[ltmf]
	g.	Barclays Premier League		[ltmg]
	h.	Football League Championship	[ltmh]
	i.	Football League One		[ltmi]
	j.	Football League Two		[ltmj]
	k.	French Ligue 1			[ltmk]
	l.	French Ligue 2			[ltml]
	m.	German Bundesliga		[ltmm]
	n.	German Bundesliga 2		[ltmn]
	o.	Eircom League of Ireland	[ltmo]
	p.	Italian Serie A			[ltmp]
	q.	Italian Serie B			[ltmq]
	r.	K-League (Korean)		[ltmr]
	s.	Major League Soccer		[ltms]
	t.	Primera División de México	[ltmt]
	u.	Dutch Eredivisie		[ltmu]
	v.	Norwegian Premier League	[ltmv]
	w.	Polish Orange Ekstraklasa	[ltmw]
	x.	Portugese Liga			[ltmx]
	y.	Rest of World			[ltmy]
	z.	Scottish Premier League		[ltmz]
	aa.	Spanish La Liga			[ltaa]
	ab.	Spanish Segunda			[ltab]
	ac.	Swedish Allsvenskan		[ltac]
	ad.	Swiss Super League		[ltad]
	ae.	Turkcell Super League		[ltae]
	af.	International Teams		[ltaf]
v.	Modes of Play			[vxxx]
	a. Kick-Off			[kovo]
	b. Manager Mode			[mmty]
	c. Be a Pro Mode		[bapm]
	d. Tournaments			[tidk]
	e. Online Play			[opre]
	f. Challenge Mode		[istn]
vi.	Venues (Stadium Listing)	[oovi]
vii.	Gameplay			[viio]
	a.	Positions		[psts]
	b.	Formations		[ftms]
	c.	Strategies		[stgs]
viii.	Fan Shop			[fscs]
ix.	Soundtrack			[sdrk]
x.	FAQ section			[xxxx]
xi.	Achievements			[achm]
xii.	Credits				[crds]
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*****
i.	About Soccer			[ixxx]
*****
Soccer (football) is regarded as the most popular sport in the world. It is
known by such tags as "The World's Game" and "The Beautiful Game". Though
there are many variations and rules, the game is typically played with
eleven men on each side. The objective is simple. Put the ball in the back
of the other team's net more times than they do so in yours. There are, of
course, a few stipulations. I'll cover the most basic rules and
terminology here.

Handball - Simple enough. Don't use your hands or arms to direct the ball.
Typically an official will not stop play if you break this rule
accidentally.

Offside - If you are receiving a pass, you must have at least two defenders
in front of you when the ball is released from your teammate's foot. The
goalkeeper can count as one of these defenders. Strikers will try to hang
on the very edge of the defender's line in order to gain an advantage.

Penalties - There is a box around each goal. It is known as the 18-yard box
for obvious reasons. If a defender commits a foul inside of this box, the
other team is awarded a penalty kick from a designated spot within the box.
This doesn't happen so much because officials are very cautious about
giving the game away on an iffy call.

Yellow Card - A caution. You won't get a yellow card for being offside but
you will receive one if you take out a player while trying to get to the
ball. You can also receive one for intentional handballs.

Red Card - Automatic disqualification. This is given out for violent tackles
and unsportsmanlike conduct. You can also get a red card for having two
yellows in the same match. Your team must play a man down for the rest
of the match.

Tackle - A tackle, or challenge, is the attempt to take the ball away
from a player in possession.

Injury/Stoppage Time - The clock does not stop during soccer matches. If an
injury occurs and play must come to a halt, the official will add time
on to the end of each half. This time almost never amounts to more than
four minutes for each half.

Substitutions - In most professional leagues, teams are allowed three
substitutions per match.

Free Kick - If a foul is committed during play, the official will stop play
and award the victimized team a free kick from the spot where the foul
occurred.

Corner Kick - If the ball rolls out of play along the opposing team's
goal line and was last touched by them, your team receives a free kick
from the corner.

Goal Kick - If the ball rolls out of play along the opposing team's goal
line and you were the last to touch it, the opposing team receives a free
kick from the six yard line.

Marking - Defending a certain player.

Volley - Making contact with the ball while it is still in the air.

Advantage - An official may not call a foul if he sees that the victimized
team has an advantage even though the foul occurred. This is to prevent cheap
fouls that stop fast-breaks.

*****
ii.	About Fifa 08			[xxii]
*****

Fifa 08 is a soccer simulator developed by EA Sports. Each year introduces
the latest version in the series. The ESRB rating is E for everyone. It has
been released on the Xbox 360, Wii, PSP, PS3, PS2, PC and DS. Here are a
few of the features that were introduced in this game:

Be a Pro mode - Play as one player throughout the entire match.

State of the art Game Engine - For the Xbox 360 and PS3 systems. The engine
features better AI, which can process nearly 1,000 potential actions
each and every second.

Custom formations - Set positions and assign runs for maximum strategic
customization.

Co-operative mode - Compete or work with friends on Be a Pro mode or online
play.

The most inclusive gameplay - Fifa 08 features 30 leagues, 60 tournaments
and 15,000 players.

Video Upload - Capture your best highlights on video to show your friends.

Online and Interactive Leagues - Represent your favorite team in one of
many online leagues. Up-to-date soccer news scrolls across your screen
as well.

*****
iii.	Controls			[iiix]
*****

There are various control layouts. The following uses the basic setup.

^^^With the Ball^^^
Move player - Left Analog
Sprint - Right Trigger
Short Pass - A button
Shoot - B button
Long Pass or Clearance - X button
Through Ball - Y button
Stop ball - Release Left Analog, press Right Trigger or Left Bumper
Pace - Left Trigger
Initiate a Run - Left Bumper
Speed/Distance Dribble - Right Analog in the direction of your run
Tricking - Left Trigger followed by Right Analog

^^^Shooting^^^
Finesse Shot - Right Bumper and B button
Chip Shot - Left Bumper and B button

^^^Passing^^^
Lobbed Pass - Left Bumper and Y button
Give and Go - Left Bumper and A button
One Touch Passing - Left Bumper + A button + A button
Cross - X button (Hold Left Bumper for early cross)
Ground Cross - X button+X button+X button (Hold Left Bumper for early cross)
Low Cross - X button + X button (Hold Left Bumper for early cross)

^^^First Touch^^^
First Touch - Right Analog (choose the direction)
Trap Ball - Left Analog

^^^Defending^^^
Conservative Tackle - A button
Teammate help - B button
Switch Players - Left Bumper
Slide Tackle - X button
Pull the Goalkeeper - Y button

^^^While Ball is in the Air^^^
Jostle for Position - Left Trigger

^^^Throw-Ins^^^
Short Throw - A button
Long Throw - X button
Manual Throw - Y button
Aim - Left Stick
Move player on field - Left Bumper

^^^Tricking^^^

*Special thanks to Hjerpseth for these controls. His youtube video can
be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkac_f2W8Hk

*Most moves require holding down the Left Trigger and moving the 
Right Analog stick in a certain direction

*Commas separate different steps for moves the require multiple
motions

*Some moves can be performed on the left and the right, hence
the "or" in some of the steps

* A "-" indicates that you should place the Right Analog stick between
the two directions listed on either side of the dash.

* A "/" indicates a choice of directions (not a combination)
 
Pullback - LT + Down

Lane Change - LT + Right to Left

Body Feint - LT + Up-Right, Up-Right or Up-Left, Up Left

Outside Stepover - LT + Up, Up-Right, Right or LT + Up, Up-Left, Left

Inside Stepover - LT + Right, Right-Up, Up or LT + Left, Up-Left, Up

Fake Shot - Press B, A + Left in a direction

Blanco Bounce - LT + Press the right stick

Inside Drag - LT + Down-Left, Down-Left/Down-Right, Down-Right

Lane Change Outside - LT + Left, Left-Down, Down, Down-Right, Right

Flip Flap - LT + Right, Right-Down, Down, Down-Left, Left


Roulette - LT + Down, Down-Right, Right, Right-Up, Up or
	LT + Down, Down-Left, Left, Left-Up, Up

Double Heel Trick - LT + Up, Down

Ball Juggling - LT + Repeatedly tap RB

Around the World - While Juggling + Up, Up-Left, Left, Left-Down, Down,
	Down-Right, Right, Right-Up, Up

Heel Trick - While Sprinting + LT + Down-Left, Down-Left/Down-Right,
	Down-Right

Overhead Flick - While Standing + LT + Up, Up, Down

Rainbow - Down, Up, Up (the third steps requires perfect timing)

Hocus Pocus - LT + Down, Down-Left, Left, Down-Left, Down, Down-Right, Right


*****
iv.	Leagues and Teams			[xxiv]
*****
Please be aware that these club listings are up to date July 9th, 2008. Due
to relegations/promotions/etc, leagues may appear slightly differently in
the game. Roster updates for your game are available online. Do not contact
me in two months to tell me that this list is out of date.

a.	A-League (Australia)		[ltma]

Club: Adelaide United
Home City: Adelaide, SA
Stadium: Hindmarsh Stadium

Club: Central Coast Mariners
Home City: Gosford, NSW
Stadium: Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium

Club: Melbourne Victory
Home City: Melbourne, Vic
Stadium: Telstra Dome

Club: Newcastle Jets
Home City: Newcastle, NSW
Stadium: EnergyAustralia Stadium 

Club: Wellington Phoenix
Home City: Wellington, NZ
Stadium: Westpac Stadium

Club: Sydney FC
Home City: Sydney, NSW
Stadium: Sydney Football Stadium

Club: Perth Glory
Home City: Perth, WA
Stadium: Members Equity Stadium

Club: Queensland Roar
Home City: Brisbane, Qld
Stadium: Suncorp Stadium 

b.	Austrian Bundesliga		[ltmb]

Club: FC Red Bull Salzburg
Home City: Wals Siezenheim
Stadium: Wals Siezenheim Stadium

Club: SV Ried
Home City: Ried im Innkreis
Stadium: Fill Metallbau Stadion

Club: SV Mattersburg
Home City: Mattersburg
Stadium: Pappelstadion

Club: SK Rapid Wien
Home City: Vienna
Stadium: Gerhard Hanappi Stadium

Club: SK Austria Kärnten
Home City: Klagenfurt
Stadium: Hypo-Arena

Club: FK Austria Wien
Home City: Vienna
Stadium: Horr Stadion

Club: SK Sturm Graz
Home City: Graz
Stadium: UPC-Arena

Club: SC Rheindorf Altach
Home City: Altach
Stadium: Stadion Schnabelholz

Club: FC Wacker Innsbruck
Home City: Innsbruck
Stadium: Tivoli

Club: LASK Linz
Home City: Linz
Stadium: Linzer Stadion

c.	Belgian Jupiler League		[ltmc]

R.S.C. Anderlecht
Cercle Brugge K.S.V.
R. Charleroi S.C.
Club Brugge K.V.
Dender EH
K.R.C. Genk
K.A.A. Gent
K.F.C. Germinal Beerschot
K.V. Kortrijk
K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen
Y.R. K.V. Mechelen
R.A.E.C. Mons
R.E. Mouscron
K.S.V. Roeselare
R. Standard de Liege
A.F.C. Tubize
K.V.C. Westerlo
S.V. Zulte-Waregem

d.	Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A	[ltmd]

Atletico Mineiro
Figueirense
Internacional
Santos
Sao Paulo
Sport
Vasco
Vitoria
Portuguesa
Palmeiras
Nautico
Ipatinga
Gremio
Atletico Paranaense
Goias
Flamengo
Cruzeiro
Botafogo
Coritiba
Fluminense

e.	Gambrinus Liga			[ltme]

AC Sparta Praha
Slavia Praha
FK Teplice
FC Banik Ostrava
FC Brno
Sigma Olomouc
FC Slovan Liberec
FC Viktoria Plzen
FK SIAD Most
FC Bohemians 1905
SK Dynamo Ceske Budejovice
FC Tescoma Zlín
FK Jablonec 97
FK Viktoria Zizkov
FK Mlada Boleslav
SK Kladno

f.	Danish Superliga		[ltmf]

Aalborg BK
AC Horsens
AGF Arhus
Brondby IF
Esbjerg fB
FC Kobenhavn
FC Midtjylland
FC Nordsjaelland
Lyngby BK
OB Odense
Randers FC
Viborg FF

g.	Barclays Premier League		[ltmg]

Arsenal
Aston Villa
Blackburn Rovers
Bolton Wanderers
Chelsea
Everton
Fulham
Hull City
Liverpool
Manchester City
Manchester United
Middlesbrough
Newcastle United
Portsmouth
Stoke City
Sunderland
Tottenham Hotspur
West Bromwich Albion
West Ham United
Wigan Athletic

h.	Football League Championship	[ltmh]

Wolverhampton Wanderers
Watford
Norwich City
Blackpool
Bristol City
Cardiff City
Doncaster Rovers
Plymout Argyle
Preston North End
Reading
Swansea City
Queens Park Rangers
Reading
Sheffield United
Sheffield Wednesday
Southampton
Nottingham Forest
Barnsley
Birmingham City
Coventry City
Crystal Palace
Derby County
Ipswich Town
Charlton Athletic

i.	Football League One		[ltmi]

Brighton & Hove Albion
Bristol Rovers
Carlisle United
Cheltenham Town
Colchester United
Crewe Alexandra
Hartlepool United
Hereford United
Huddersfield Town
Leeds United
Leicester City
Leyton Orient
Millwall
MK Dons
Northampton Town
Oldham Athletic
Peterborough United
Scunthorpe United
Southend United
Stockport County
Swindon Town
Tranmere Rovers
Walsall
Yeovil Town

j.	Football League Two		[ltmj]

Accrington Stanley
Aldershot Town
Barnet
Bournemouth
Bradford City
Brentford
Bury
Chester City
Chesterfield
Dagenham & Redbridge
Darlinton
Exeter City
Gillingham
Grimsby Town
Lincoln City
Luton Town
Macclesfield Town
Morecambe
Notts County
Port Vale
Rochdale
Rotherham United
Shrewsbury Town
Wycombe Wanderers

k.	French Ligue 1			[ltmk]

Auxerre
Bordeaux
Caen
Grenoble Foot 38
Le Havre AC
Le Mans
Lille
Lorient
Lyon
Marseille
Monaco
Nancy
Nantes
Nice
Paris Saint-Germain
Rennes
Saint-Etienne
Sochaux
Toulouse
Valenciennes

l.	French Ligue 2			[ltml]

Ajaccio
Amiens
Angers
Bastia
Boulogne
Brest
Chateauroux
Clermont
Dijon
Guingamp
Lens
Metz
Montpellier
Nimes
Sedan
Stade Reims
Strasbourg
Tours
Troyes
Vannes

m.	German Bundesliga		[ltmm]

DSC Arminia Bielefeld
Bayer 04 Leverkusen
FC Bayern Munich
VfL Bochum
Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Monchengladbach
Eintracht Frankfurt
FC Energie Cottbus
Hamburger SV
Hannover 96
Hertha BSC Berlin
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
Karlsruher SC
FC Koln
FC Schalke 04
VfB Stuttgart
SV Werder Bremen
VfL Wolfsburg

n.	German Bundesliga 2		[ltmn]

Alemannia Aachen
Rot-Weisch Ahlen
FC Augsburg
MSV Duisburg
FSV Frankfurt
SC Freiburg
SpVgg Greuther Fürth
FC Ingolstadt 04
FC Kaiserslautern
Rot-Weisch Oberhausen
TuS Koblenz
FSV Mainz 05
FC Nuremberg
TSV 1860 Munchen
VfL Osnabruck
FC St. Pauli
FC Hansa Rostock
SV Wehen Wiesbaden

o.	Eircom League of Ireland	[ltmo]

Athlone Town FC
Bohemians
Bray Wanderers
Cork City
Cobh Ramblers F.C.
Derry City 
Drogheda United
Dundalk F.C.
Finn Harps F.C.
Galway United F.C.
Kilkenny City F.C.
Kildare County F.C.
Limerick 37
Longford Town
Monaghan United F.C.
Shamrock Rovers
Shelbourne
St. Patrick's Athletic
Sligo Rovers F.C.
University College Dublin A.F.C.
Waterford United
Wexford Youths

p.	Italian Serie A			[ltmp]

AC Milan
Atalanta
Bologna
Cagliari
Catania Calcio
Chievo Verona
Fiorentina
Genoa
Inter Milan
Juventus
Lazio	
Lecce
Napoli	
Palermo
Reggina	
Roma	
Sampdoria	
Siena	
Torino	
Udinese	

q.	Italian Serie B			[ltmq]

Chievo Verona
Bologna
Lecce
Albinoleffe
Brescia
Pisa
Rimini
Ascoli
Mantova
Frosinone
Bari
Triestina
Grosseto
Messina
Piacenza
Moden
Treviso
Vicenza
US Avallino
Ravenna
Spezia
Cesena

r.	K-League (Korean)		[ltmr]

Busan I'Park
Chunnam Dragons
Daegu FC
Daejeon Citizen
FC Seoul
Gwangju Sangmu Phoenix
Gyeongnam FC
Incheon United
Jeju United FC
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Pohang Steelers
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i

s.	Major League Soccer		[ltms]

Chicago Fire
Columbus Crew
DC United
Kansas City Wizards
New England Revolution
New York Red Bulls
Toronto FC
Chivas USA
Colorado Rapids
FC Dallas
Houston Dynamo
Los Angeles Galaxy
Real Salt Lake
San Jose Earhquakes

t.	Primera Division de Mexico	[ltmt]

America
Atlante
Atlas
Guadalajara
Cruz Azul
Chiapas
Juarez
Monterrey
Morelia
Necaxa
Pachuca
Puebla
U.N.A.M.
San Luis
Santos
U.A.G.
U.A.N.L.
Toluca

u.	Dutch Eredivisie		[ltmu]

ADO Den Haag
Ajax
AZ
Feyenoord
De Graafschap
FC Groningen
SC Heerenveen
Heracles Almelo
NAC Breda
NEC
PSV
Roda JC
Sparta Rotterdam
FC Twente
FC Utrecht
Vitesse
FC Volendam
Willem II

v.	Norwegian Premier League	[ltmv]

Bodo/Glimt
Lyn
Brann
Aalesund
Viking
Rosenborg
Lillestrom
Stabaek
Stromsgodset 
Tromso
Viking
Valerenga
Ham-Kam
Fredrikstad

w.	Polish Orange Ekstraklasa	[ltmw]

Korona Kielce
Ruch Chorzow
Cracovia Krakow
Polonia Bytom
Gornik Zabrze
Jagiellonia Biatystok
Wista Krakow
Arka Gdynia
Lech Poznan
Slask Wroctaw
GKS Betchatów
Odra Wodzistaw
Lechia Gdansk
Zagtebie Lubin
LKS Lódz
Legia Warszawa
Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski

x.	Portugese Liga			[ltmx]

Benfica
FC Porto
Marítimo
Associacao Naval de Maio
Nacional
Vitória SC (de Guimaraes)
Estrela da Amadora
Leixoes
Rio Ave
Paços de Ferreira
Académica
Sporting
Sporting de Braga
Trofense
Vitória FC (de Setúbal)
Belenenses

y.	Rest of World			[ltmy]

AC Lugano
AEK Athens
Arka Gdynia
Boca Juniors
Chaux-De-Fonds
FC Lausanne
Fortaleza
Górnik Teczna
Kaizer Chiefs
Mamelodi FC
Olympiacos CFP
Orlando Pirates
PAOK
Pogon Szczecin
Polonia Warszawa
Ponte Preta
River Plate
Santa Cruz
Sao Caetano
WisTa Ptock
Classic XI
World XI

z.	Scottish Premier League		[ltmz]

Aberdeen
Celtic
Dundee United
Falkirk
Hamilton
Hearts
Hibernian
Inverness CT
Kilmarnock
Motherwell
Rangers
St. Mirren

aa.	Spanish La Liga			[ltaa]

Real Madrid
Villarreal
Barcelona
Atlético Madrid
Sevilla FC
Racing Santander
Mallorca
Almerica
Deportivo La Coruńa
Valencia
Athletic Bilbao
Espanyol
Real Betis
Getafe
Valladolid
Recreativo Huelva
Osasuna
Sporting Gijon
Numancia
Málaga

ab.	Spanish Segunda			[ltab]

Real Zaragoza
Murcia
Levante
Real Sociedad
Castellon
Herculs
U.D. Salamanca
Las Palmas
Sevilla Atletico
Elche
Tenerife
Albacete
Eibar
Gimnastic de Tarragona
Xerez
Celta Vigo
Alavés
Cordoba
Racing Ferrol
Cádiz
Granada 74
Club Polideportivo Ejido

ac.	Swedish Allsvenskan		[ltac]

IF Elfsborg
Gefle IF
Halmstads BK
Malmö FF
Hammarby IF
Orebro SK
Allmanna Idrottsklubben
IFK Goteborg
Göteborgs Atlet-och Idrottssallskap
Helsingborgs IF
Kalmar FF
Ljungskile SK
IFK Norrköping
Djurgardens IF
GIF Sundsvall
Trelleborgs FF

ad.	Swiss Super League		[ltad]

FC Aarau
AC Ballinzona
Grasshopper-Club Zurich
FC Zurich
FC Luzern
FC Vaduz
Neuchatel Xamax
FC Sion
FC Basel
BSC Young Goys


ae.	Turkcell Super League		[ltae]

Ankaragucu
Genclerbirligi OFTAS
Besiktas
Kayserispor
Trabzonspor
Bursaspor
Galatasaray
Konyaspor
Gaziantepspor
Antalyaspor
Genclerbirligi
Sivasspor
Fenerbahce
Kocaelispor
Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyespor
Ankaraspor
Eskisehirspor
Denizlispor

af.	International Teams		[ltaf]

Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Bulgaria
Cameroon
China
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Ecuador
England
Finland
France
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Hungary
Italy
South Korea
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nigeria
Northern Ireland
Norway
Paraguay
Poland
Portugal
Ireland
Romania
Russia
Scotland
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
United States
Uruguay
Wales


*****
v.	Modes of Play			[vxxx]
*****

a. 	Kick-Off			[kovo]
This is just your typical exhibition mode. Pick two teams (from any and
every league in the game). Establish a scenario if you wish. Choose from such
options as time remaining, score, disqualification, etc.

b. 	Manager Mode			[mmty]
This has been the bread and butter of the FIFA franchise. Start from the
bottom with the 16th place team in a smaller league and work your way
to international glory. You could also start at Chelsea FC, but where's the
fun in that? =P

-Picking a Sponsor-
Manager mode comes with a couple options. First, you'll need to pick a
sponsor. Each sponsor will offer a different amount of financial
compensation on a per-game basis. They will also offer performance-based
rewards. If you don't think you're going to be winning any tournaments
in your first season, I'd choose the sponsor that offered the highest
per-game salary.

-Board Expectations-
Throughout manager mode, you'll have to work to reach a series of board
expectations. Some of these requirements may be very easy. Extend a certain
player's contract. Upgrade your striker coach. Finish in the top half of
the league. As you can see, some expectations require you to allocate
your finances a certain way and others may make you work towards a higher
spot in the league standings. The better your club, the harder the
expectations get. If you're managing for a club like Real Madrid, you
may be expected to win no less than 3 trophies in a given season.

-Dealing with Players-
In manager mode, you have to make sure that all your players are getting
the playing time they desire. You control everything from pitch time to
personal development. Your club will also have a fan favorite. You'll be
alerted as to whom it is at the beginning of your campaign. Make it a priority
to keep him on the field when you can. Don't sell him or bench him unless
it is absolutely necessary.

-Pre-Season Friendlies-
Prepare your team for the upcoming season with a couple exhibitions.

-Transfer Market-
The transfer market is where you'll build and re-build your team. You'll find
that every player has his price even if they are not listed as "for sale".
You must pay a fee to that player's club and also negotiate a new salary
for said player. He'll want much more money than he's making at his current
club. There are a few things you can do as far as making players avaialable.

Buy a Player - You pay to have exclusive ownership of a player's rights.

Sell a Player - Get rid of that expensive reserve riding your bench to free
up some cap room for your starters.

Loan a Player - Borrow a player who may be sitting on the bench at a more
prestigious club for one or more seasons. You still have to pay a fee to
that club, but it's not as hefty as if you were buying him.

You can change the availability status of any player on your team under
the transfer market menu during the transfer season. By default, everyone
is listed as "not for sale" unless they are retiring. So if you want to
make changes to your club, this is the place to do it.

-Scouting-
Can't find the last piece of the puzzle for your perfect team? Send your
scout to various parts of the globe to look for that position player
you need. You can choose where your scout goes, what type of player he
looks for and how extensive his search is. A deeper search is going to
cost you more money. You can upgrade your scout in the Staff Upgrade section
of the office menu.

-Youth Academy-
Pay close attention to your youth academy. These players start out with
mediocre stats, but they'll grow into stars with the right amount of playing
time and development. They are also a cheap way to fill out your roster.

-Relegation/Promotion-
Some leagues, including the Premiership and the Italian Serie A have a system
that sends teams to different league based on performance. The bottom three 
teams in the Premier League will be relegated to the Football League 
Championship for one season. Meanwhile, those teams will be replaced by the
three top teams in the Football League Championship. Relegation/Promotion
occurs at the end of every season. Your board may require you to achieve
a league promotion if they think it is possible.

-Financial Prediction-
This page is not that helpful because it doesn't know what transactions
you have planned. If you have nothing planned, then you can see what your
club's financial situation is going to be at the end of the season.

-Player Contracts-
Go here to see how long you have certain players signed for and how much you
are paying them.

-Job Security/Team Chemistry/Fan Support-
Job security is increased by winning and accomplishing board expectations.
Team chemistry is increased by keeping a starting XI together and having a
lot of success with them. Fan support is helped out by playing the fan
favorite, beating rivals, winning at home and various Q&A sessions.

-Staff Upgrade-
If you have some extra cash, invest in some staff upgrades. Adding on to your
stadium will be a costly undertaking but will result in higher income
garnered from ticket sales. A better medical staff will allow your players
to recover from injuries more quickly. Positional coaches are pretty much
self-explanatory.

-Export Team-
Built an amazing team? Export it to use in kick-off mode and impress your 
friends.

c. 	Be a Pro Mode		[bapm]

This was an interesting idea that I came up with a few years ago.
Unfortunately I do not own a video game developing company. Alas, I'll
settle for EA's version of this ridiculously awesome concept. The camera
focuses on you from an over-the-shoulder angle as opposed to following the
ball around the pitch.

Be-a-Pro mode allows you to control a single player on the pitch as opposed
to entire teams. You'll have to play according to the player you choose.
If you choose Fabio Cannavaro, you'll have to stay back and knock away any
stray balls that enter your 18 yard box. If you're Torsten Frings, you'll have
to hold down the midfield, making tackles as necessary and doing whatever
it takes to maintain possession.

My point is that sometimes you'll have to avoid the nagging temptation to
charge up the field and score. All you can do is trust in your teammates
and play your part. You'll earn points for making good tackles, distributing
the ball and playing in position. You may not see too much of the ball if
you're John Terry of Chelsea FC and playing against, say, Wimbledon. >_>
Just be patient.

If you choose a player with great technical ability (C. Ronaldo, Kaka, etc),
then you'll have Fifa 08's trick system at your disposal. This is utilized
by holding down the left trigger and manuevering the analog sticks. See the
controls section for more detail. Be warned that tricks are much harder
to pull off with lesser players.

The following is a section from the FAQ part of the guide. It's probably the
most common question I receive.

Q:	Can I create a player to use in the Be-A-Pro mode?
A:	Unfortunatley this is not possible in Fifa 08. I am nearly 100%
	sure that EA is fixing this in the 2009 version. Sorry. =/


d.	Tournaments			[tidk]

There are a variety of tournaments available in Fifa 08. There are 60 in
all, 35 of which are licensed. Naturally, there is no World Cup tournament
because EA is under the impression that they need an entirely separate
game for that (and even a separate game for manager mode now...how
depressing...). However, with the ability to customize tournaments, you'll
have no problem setting up your own. You can choose from a variety of formats
and even pick which clubs can participate in your tournament. I've received
a few questions about formatting, so I'll answer it here and in the FAQ
section:

Q:	Can you explain how group stages work?
A:	At the beginning of the tournament, teams are placed into groups.
	Typically there are four teams to a group. Each team plays the
	other teams in its group (whether it be once or twice). At the end
	of the round robin, the top two teams from each group advance to
	the knockout rounds. The first place team in each group will play
	a second place team from another group. Those matches will make up
	the first round of a single-elimination tournament to decide
	the champion.


e. 	Online Play			[opre]

There are a variety of different things that you can do in the online
lobby. You can participate in matches as they happen in real life. You can
join leagues of up to 32 people and play an entire season in one of the
following leagues:

F.A. Premier League, Bundesliga, French League or Mexican 1st Division

You can even create a group of friends for a less-competitive environment.
I have not tried online play yet so more information will come when my
Xbox 360 gets back from Texas...yeah, I red-ringed.

As per usual, you'll also be able to choose from Quick Match or Ranked Match.
Custom scenarios are also available.

f. 	Challenge Mode		[istn]

Here's a complete list of challenges in FIFA 08. You need to accomplish
some of these to have some points for the fan shop. Check out Tim Roast's
Challenge Mode FAQ for tips and strategies!

-First Region-
1. PURE AND SIMPLE
Score 1 goal with: __________.
Win the match in regular time.

2. JUST TYPICAL
Maintain a passing percentage of 50% or higher.
Score one goal with a midfielder.

3. PLAY SMART
Complete 15 successful tackles.
Don't concede any corners.

4. HIT THEM EARLY
Score in under 10 minutes with a midfielder.
Keep a clean sheet.
Win the match in regular time.

5. DUE DILIGENCE
Get 70% of your shots on target with: __________.
Win the match in regular time.

6. LAST LAUGH
Win by 4 goals.
Score 1 goal in the last 10 minutes. 

7. MAKE IT COUNT
Score with a late sub after the 85 minute mark.
Win by 3 goals.

8. SURE SHOT
Score 4 goals.
Get 60% of your shots on target.

9. BURNING LUNGS
Score 1 goal with: __________.
Complete 20 dribbles with: __________.

10. THE MAIN GUY
Score 5 goals with: __________.
Complete 25 short passes in the 2nd half with: __________.

11. SNIPER
Get 100% shots on target with: __________.
Score 3 goals.

12. BARREL OF MONKEYS
Score 4 goals: 2 with a mid and 2 with a def.
Win the match in regular time.

13. FLIP FLOP
Score 3 goals with: __________.
Score 3 goals with: ___________.

14. TEAM EFFORT
Score 6 goals with at least 5 different players.
Never substitute.

15. SERIOUSLY UNDERRATED DEFENCE
Get 100% of your shots on target.
Score 3 goals with a defender.
win the match in regular time.

-Second Region-
1. KEEP IT SIMPLE
Win the match in regular time.
Keep a clean sheet.

2. BALL HOG
Keep a possession percentage of 90% or higher.
Win the match in regular time.

3. ON FIRE
Score 3 goals in under 15 minutes with: __________.
Never substitute.
Win the match in regular time.

4. I'VE GOT A STITCH
Complete 10 dribbles and 10 passes with a fwd and a mid.
Win the match in regular time.

5. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE FINISH
Score 2 goals with: __________.
Get 50% shots on target with: __________.

6. WHO'S GOT A WATCH?
Score 1 goal in under 10 minutes with: __________.
Complete 25% short passes in the match with: __________.
Win the match in regular time.

7. NOW THAT'S A WIN
Score 5 goals.
Complete 5 successful tackles.
Receive no bookings.

8. I MEAN C'MON!
Score 6 goals with at least 4 different players.
Never substitute.

9. WHO SAID YOU COULDN'T?
Score 1 goal in under 10 minutes with: __________.
Complete 25% short passes in the match with: __________.

10. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE
Score 2 goals in under 5 minutes with: __________.

-Third Region-
1. WELL DESERVED
Score one goal in the 2nd half with: __________.
Complete 25% long passes in the match with: __________.
Win by 3 goals.

2. FIVE AND FIVE
Score in under 5 minutes with a defender.
Complete 5 short passes in the second half with: __________.
Win by 3 goals.

3. SHOOT TO SCORE
Get 60% shots on target with: __________.
Win the match in regular time.

4. THAT SHOULD DO IT
Get double the amount of shots as the opponent.
Score 3 goals with 1 player.
Win the match in regular time.

5. YOU THOUGHT YOU HAD IT!
Score 2 goals in the last 15 minutes.
Keep a clean sheet.

6. RUNNING ON FUMES
Score 4 goals with at least 3 different players.
Get 80% of your shots on target.
Never substitute.

7. JUST DON'T MESS UP
Commit no fouls.
Don't concede any corners.
Win the match in regular time.

8. TOTAL CONTRIBUTION
Score 6 goals: 2 with a fwd, 2 with a mid, and 2 with a def.
Complete 10 short passes in the 1st half with: __________.
Win the match in regular time.

9. GRASS STAINS
Score 3 goals with a midfielder.
Complete 10 successful tackles.
Commit no fouls.

10. PLAY NICE
Score 1 goal with:____________.
Avoid being caught offside.

-Fourth Region-

1. KNOW YOUR PLACE
Score 5 goals in the 2nd half with:____________.
Avoid being caught offside.
Win the match in regular time.

2. WHY CAN'T WE BE FRIENDS?
Score 1 goal in under 15 minutes with:____________.
This player cannot receive any bookings:____________.
Win the match in regular time.

3. EASY THERE TIGER
Complete 15 short passes in the match with:____________.
Complete 25% long passes in the 2nd half with:____________.
Win the match in regular time.

4. IT HAD TO BE YOU
Score in under 10 minutes.
Score 2 goals with:____________.

5. DON'T GIVE UP
Win by 2 goals.
Maintain a passing percentage of 60% or higher.

6. CORNER? DON'T THINK SO
Score 2 goals in under 15 minutes with:____________.
Win the match in regular time.

7. PUSH IT TO THE LIMIT
Complete 10 short passes in the match with:____________.
Keep a clean sheet.
Win the match in regular time.

8. SHORT PASS EXPERT
Score 1 goal with a defender.
Complete 25% short passes in the match with:____________.
Don't concede any corners.

9. KEEP THEM GUESSING
Score 5 goals with at least 4 different players.
Complete 15 short passes in the 1st half with:____________.

10. GET THIS BALL OFF MY FOOT
Score 2 goals with:____________.
Complete 10 dribbles and 10 passes with:____________.

-Fifth Region-
1. YOU CAN DO IT
Score in under 15 minutes with a forward.
Complete 10 short passes in the 2nd half with:_________.
Win the match in regular time.

2. ALL STRATEGY
Score 3 goals in under 10 minutes with:_________.
Score 2 goals in the 2nd half with:_________.

3. THAT'S HOW YOU WIN
Score 3 goals with at least 2 different players.
Score in under 15 minutes.
Win the match in regular time.

4. LEAVE IT UP TO HIM
Score 6 goals with:_________.
Complete 10 dribbles with:_________.

5. I TOLD YOU FROM THE START
Score in under 5 minutes.
Score 2 goals with at least 2 different players.

6. THE CLOSER
Score with a late sub after the 75 minute mark.
Complete 15% short passes in the match with:_________.
Win the match in regular time.

7. LUCK? YOU WISH
Score 1 goal in under 5 minutes with:_________.

8. BRUISED TOE
Score 5 goalS with:_________.

9. SET THE STANDARD
Score 4 goalS with a defender.
Keep a clean sheet.

10. CONSIDER IT DONE
Win by 2 goals.
Maintain a passing percentage of 75% or higher.

-Sixth Region-
1. PIECE OF CAKE
Score 2 goals with:_________.
Win the match in regular time.

2. TIGHT LEASH
Keep a possession percentage of 60% or higher.
This player cannot commit any fouls:_________.

3. MIDDLE GROUND
Score in under 10 minutes with a midfielder.
Complete 20 short passes in the 1st half with:_________.
Win the match in regular time.

4. THE TRIAD
Score 5 goals with at least 5 different players.
Complete 25 short passes in the match with:_________.
Win the match in regular time.

5. PULL YOUR SOCKS UP
Score 6 goals with:_________.
Get 80% shots on target with:_________.
Win the match in regular time.

6. SECRET WEAPON
Score 1 goal with a goalkeeper.
Win the match in regular time.

7. NOT SO BAD AFTER ALL
Score 1 goal with:_________.
Complete 10 successful tackles.
Receive no bookings.

8. HUMAN BULLET
Score 3 goals in under 15 minutes with:_________.
Win the match in regular time.

9. WHO KNEW HE HAD IT?
Score 3 goals with:_________.
Complete 20 long passes in the 2nd half with:_________.
Win the match in regular time.

10. SET THE PACE
Score in under 15 minutes with a midfielder.
Commit no fouls.
Win the match in regular time.

-Seventh Region-

1. NO EXCUSE
Score 4 goals with:_________.
Score in under 10 minutes.

2. NOTHING SPECIAL
Score 1 goal with a midfielder.
Complete 5% passes in the match with:_________.
Win the match in regular time.

3. BEST OF THREE
Score 3 goals with at least 2 different players.
Don't concede any corners.
Win the match in regular time.

4. STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE
Score 4 goals in the 2nd half with:_________.
Avoid being caught offside.

5. SCRUFFY SOCKS
Get double the total shots of your opponent.
Get 50% of your shots on target.
Win the match in regular time.

6. I'LL TAKE THAT
Complete 20 successful tackles.
Receive no bookings.
Win the match in regular time.

7. BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
Score with a late sub after the 85 minute mark.
Win by 3 goals.

8. YOU CALL THAT A CHALLENGE?
Get double the shots on target of your opponent.
Score 4 goals with at least 4 different players.
Win the match in regular time.

9. NO MERCY
Score 6 goals with at least 2 different players.
Complete 5 long passes in the 2nd half with:_________.
Win the match in regular time.

10. HOW HARD CAN IT BE?
Complete 10 long passes in the match with:_________.
Win by 1 goal.

-Eighth Region-

1. NO EXCUSE
Score with a late sub after the 65 minute mark.
Win the match in regular time.

2. TEASE THEM
Complete 15% long passes in the 1st half with:_________.
Score 3 goals in the 2nd half with:_________.
Win the match in regular time.

3. RELEASE THE BEAST
Keep a possession percentage of 75% or higher.
Complete 25 long passes in the 1st half with:_________.

4. MUSICAL CHAIRS
Score 6 goals with at least 3 different players.
Never substitute.

5. GIVE HIM A CHANCE
Score 2 goals with:_________.
Win the match in regular time.

6. TOTAL FOOTBALL
Maintain a passing percentage of 90% or higher.
Complete 20 passes in the 2nd half with:_________.
Win the match in regular time.

7. DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING
Score in under 15 minutes with a defender.
Score 3 goals with at least 3 different players.

8. FIVE SHOULD DO IT
Win by 5 goals.
Complete 20% short passes in the 2nd half with:_________.
Win the match in regular time.

9. MIGHTY MIDFIELDER
Score in under 5 minutes with a midfielder.
Win the match in regular time.

10. HE'S FAST FOR A REASON
Score 2 goals in under 10 minutes with:_________.
Keep a clean sheet.

-Ninth Region-

1. THAT WOULD BE MY BALL
Win by 2 goals.
Keep a possession percentage of 50% or higher.
Complete 5 short passes in the 1st half with:_________.

2. LEAVING IT A LITTLE LATE
Score with a late sub after the 85 minute mark.
Score 2 goals with:_________.
Win the match in regular time.

3. HE WANTS IT
Score in under 5 minutes with a forward.
Receive no bookings.

4. HE CAN PLAY HIS PART
Score 2 goals with:_________.

5. FINISHING IS HIS SPECIALITY
Score 4 goals with:_________.
Win the match in regular time.

6. COMPLETE CONTROL
Complete 10 dribbles and 20 passes with a fwd and a mid.
Win the match in regular time.

7. GIVE UP YET
Complete 25% short passes in the 1st half with:_________.
Score 6 goals: 3 with a mid and 3 with a def.

8. TEAM EFFORT
Score 5 goals with at least 5 different players.
Win the match in regular time.
Complete 20 short passes in the match with:_________.

9. HEART AND SOUL
Score in under 10 minutes with a defender.
Keep a clean sheet.
Win the match in regular time.

10. ALL TOGETHER NOW
Score 3 goals: 1 with a fwd, 1 with a mid and 1 with a def.

-Tenth Region-

1. JUST SURVIVE
Keep a clean sheet.
Score 1 goal.
Avoid being caught offside.

2. GIVE UP NOW
Score 2 goals with 1 player.
Complete 15 short passes in the 2nd half with:_________.

3. CAN YOU PULL IT OFF?
Score 2 goals with:_________.
Score 1 goal in under 15 minutes with:_________.

4. HOW DID HE DO THAT?
Score 2 goals with a defender.
Don't concede any corners.
Win the match in regular time.

5. VERY NICE
Win by 2 goals.
Keep a clean sheet.
Get 50% shots on target with:_________.

6. SHIP SHAPE
Get 100% of your shots on target.
Keep a possession percentage of 90% or higher.
Maintain a passing percentage of 90% or higher.

7. HAIL MARY
Complete 25 short passes in the 1st half with:_________.
Score with a late goal after the 85 minute mark.

8. BETTER FINISH IT
Score 2 goals with a midfielder.
Complete 25% long passes with:_________.

9. NOT GONNA HAPPEN
Complete 20 dribbles with:_________.
Win the match in regular time.

10. YEAH RIGHT
Get 100% of your shots on target.
Score 4 goals with 2 different players.
Win the match in regular time.





*****
vi.	Venues (Stadium Listing)	[oovi]
*****

-Free Stadiums-
Rural Area
Suburb Area

-Generic Stadiums-
Div One- Euro
Div One- UK
Div Two- Euro
Div Two- UK
Olympic Stadium

-Club Stadiums-
Allianz Arena
Anfield
Bay Arena
Camp Nou
Delle Alpi
Emirates Stadium
Estadio Azteca
Estadio de Las Artes
Estadio Mestalla
Estadio Vicente Calderon
FIWC Stadium
HSH Nordbank Arena
Millenium Stadium
Old Trafford
Olympiastadion
Parc des Princes
San Siro
Signal Iduna Park
St James Park
Stade Gerland
Stade Velodrome
Stadio Olimpico
Stamford Bridge
Veltins Arena
Wembley Stadium

-Stadiums Not Included in Xbox 360 Version-
Highbury
Estadio Jalisco
Estadio do Bessa
Estadio do Dragao
Estadio do Jose Alvalade
White Hart Lane
Home Depot Center
Estadio da Luz

*****
vii.	Gameplay			[viio]
*****

a.	Positions		[psts]

-Forwards and Strikers-
Abbreviations: ST, CF, LF, RF
These players will play the farthest up the field. They will generate most
of your team's goals. They are typically the best finishers. Taller strikers
will have an easier time getting their heads to a long cross or corner kick.
Smaller strikers must rely on their speed to get behind the last line of
defense.
Examples: Fernando Torres, ST
		Frank Lampard, CF

-Midfielders-
Abbreviations: CAM, LM, RM, CM, LWM, RWM, CDM
There are many different types of midfielders. Some are at their best when
they are in attack mode (hence the "A" in CAM). Some midfielders, called
"holding mids", are tasked with cleaning up any loose balls in the midfield
and keeping possession for their team (these are CDM players). Other
midfielders are playmakers for their teams, generating offense by making
runs or getting the strikers involved. Wingers (LWM, RWM) typically
run down the side of the field in order to cross the ball into the box and
open up the defense.
Examples: Cristiano Ronaldo, RWM
		Torsten Frings, CDM
		Andrea Pirlo, CM

-Defenders-
Abbreviations: CB, RB, LB, LWB, RWB, SW
Centerbacks hold down the middle of the defense, clearing out anything that
enters the box. Right Backs and Left Backs patrol the sides in attempt to
prevent the opposing team from generating crosses. Sweepers clean up anything
and everything on your side of the pitch.
Examples: John Terry, CB
		Philipp Lahm, LWB

b.	Formations		[ftms]

Formations are typically given in terms of how many players you have in
each part of the field, starting with the defense and moving up the field.

-Common Formations-

Quick note about formations: Looking at the numbers, one formation is not
necessarily more defensive than another. One team's 4-3-3 can be astoundingly
different than another team's 4-3-3. It depends on the roles that you assign
your players. If you have a wing-back who is excellent coming down the field,
you will probably play a more offensive game than if you had a shutdown
defender in that spot. Having said that, you have to choose a formation that
suits the types of players you have. Finally finding the right strategy is
an art form that only the best managers in football are capable of.

4-4-2 = Four on defense, four in mid and two up front. Pretty standard
material here. This formation will balance your attacking and defensive
perogatives. This is a good formation to use if you have capable midfielders.

4-3-3 = Sacrifice a little bit in the midfield to have another player
come forward. This is great for teams with better forwards.

Your goalkeeper is not included in the formation type for obvious reasons.
I suppose you could play a 4-4-3, but you'll probably have a hard time keeping
the ball out of the back of your net. ;)

c.	Strategies		[stgs]

-Tactics-
You can use the D-Pad to change your tactics mid-game. If you have the ball,
offensive options will appear. If you are on defense, defensive tactics
will show up.

	Offense:
	WP = Wing Play = If you have wingers on the field (in midfield or in
	the back), they will make runs down the side of the pitch. Get the
	ball to them so that they can cross it into the box. Philipp Lahm is
	a master at this kind of thing.

	BO = Box Overload = If you're trailing and need to take some risks in
	order to get back into the game, select this tactic to make your
	players push forward.

	CA = Counter-Attack = If you disposess the other team on your end of
	the field, your players will charge forward in hopes of catching the
	other team on their heels. A good way to turn defense into offense.

	MR = Man Release = Will trigger a run by your striker or forwards.


	Defense:
	OT = Offside Trap = Your defenders will hold a straight line and move
	forward to try to catch the opposing strikers offside. Not a good
	tactic to use unless you've got some speedy defenders.

	FB = Flat Back = Your defenders will keep to their line. Doesn't make
	sense to use unless you're combining it with the offside trap tactic.

	PR = Pressure = Your players will play the ball very tightly. This
	typically works well against the computer because the AI usually
	doesn't make the right passes to counter this technique. However,
	a long cross into the box may catch your defenders ball-watching.

	ZD = Zone Defending = The defenders will keep to their zones, meaning
	that they won't leave their particular places on the pitch. Works
	very well unless the AI decides to overload one side.

-Playing Against a Better Team-
Weaker teams beat high-calibur teams by controlling possession. You may think
that putting more players on defense is a good way to keep you in the game,
but that typically won't work quite as well as you would hope. If you want
to truly limit the other team's chances, keep the ball away from them. Pass
the ball around and slowly work your way up the field. Otherwise you may
find that your goalkeeper is little more than target practice.

Play intelligently. Don't give the ball away easily. Remember that 90% of
the time, you'll be able to pass the ball back to a holding mid or
defender. Don't try to squeeze the ball into a tiny space. Be patient and
your chances will come.

Avoid the long ball. Liverpool FC are famous for defending with 9 men and
just launching the ball downfield to the striker (Crouch) at every
opportunity. This is no way to generate goals and is horribly painful
to watch.

Avoid harsh tackles. If you're not going to get the ball, don't go sliding
in. You don't want to find yourself down a man in the late stages of a 
game because you got frustrated. 

Avoid giving up crucial free kicks and especially penalties. Don't commit
silly fouls near or inside your 18 yard box. Penalties are almost garaunteed
goals for the other team and a dangerous playmaker like Juninho can punish
you on a free kick.

If the opposing team has a 1 on 0 scenario, rush your keeper at whoever has
the ball. This will close down any angles that your opponent has at the
goal. They may still score, but you'll have a better chance than if your
keeper just sat on his line the whole time.

When in doubt, give it Das Boot. If the ball is in your box, it might be
better to just clear it downfield than to pass it out. You don't want to
turn the ball over so close to your own goal.

Find the other team's playmaker. If you need to shut down a certain player
on the other team, you can assign one of your players to mark him for the
entire game or even just parts of it. Remember that your Right Back should
guard someone on the opponent's left side and vice versa.

When you are past the other team's defenders and have a one-on-one with the
goalkeeper, use the finesse shot. You won't need power because you'll be
in on goal. Make sure to get a shot off before the goalkeeper closes you
down.

Don't concede corners. Defending them is based entirely on luck, so don't
let it happen if you can. Throw-ins are much less dangerous.

-Corner Kicks-

To play the ball short, just press the A button.

To aim, use the Left Analog. Cross the ball using the X button. While your
player is running towards the ball and preparing to kick, hold the Left
Analog in the direction that you want the ball to curve. 

Tap the X button twice for low crosses and three times to keep the cross
on the ground.

-Free Kicks-

While defending, press the X button to make the wall jump. The Left Analog
will move the wall from side to side. 

Aim using the Left Analog. Pass the ball to the nearest player using the
A button. For longer passes, hold the X button. For a powerful shot, hold
the Left Bumper and you press the B button. To curve the ball, use the
Left Analog while your player is charging the ball.

If you have a player like Nakamura who has high accuracy, you'll be able
to score from a variety of set pieces (anything within 35 yards). If you
are on the right side of the goal, aim just to the right of the near post
so that you are aiming to the side of the goal. Use the above directions
to bend the ball into the goal. With enough practice, you'll become
a master of free kicks.

*****
viii.	Fan Shop			[fscs]
*****

Points for the Fan Shop are obtained by completing challenges from the
challenge mode. Special thanks to my brother for compiling this list.
He used the PS3 version but EA made no distinction in the Xbox 360
version as far as I can tell. Point values are listed (in parentheses).


Soccer Balls (Footballs)

EA Sports Grey/Blue (250)
EA Sports Grey/Red (250)
EA Sports Grey/Black (250)
EA Sports Lime/Blue (250)
EA Sports Black/Silver (250)
EA Sports Black/Yellow (250)
EA Sports Blue/White (250)
EA Sports Orange (250)
EA Sports Red (250)
EA Sports Blue (250)
EA Sports Yellow (250)
EA Sports #1 Blue/White (250)
EA Sports #2 Blue/White (250)
EA Sports #3 Blue/White (250)
EA Sports White/Black (250)
EA Sports #1 Red/White (250)
EA Sports #2 Red/White (250)
EA Sports #3 Red/White (250)
EA Sports White/Blue (250)
EA Sports Silver/Blue (250)
Adidas&Teamgeist MB League Match (5,000)
Adidas&Teamgeist MLS Match (2,000)
Adidas&Teamgeist MLS Winner (2,000)
Adidas&Teamgeist Artificial Turf (2,000)
Adidas&Teamgeist Power Orange (2,000)
Adidas&Teamgeist Tournament (2,000)
Adidas&Teamgeist WWC Match (5,000)
Adidas&Teamgeist AFA Match (2,000)
Adidas&Teamgeist Glider Blue/White (2,000)
Adidas&Teamgeist Glider White/Black (2,000)
Diadora Gamma (2,000)
Nike Total 90 Aerow II Hi-Vis (2,000)
Nike Velocity Hi Vis (2,000)
Puma V1.06 Match (2,000)
Puma V.106 Match Winter (2,000)


Boots (Shoes)

EA Sports Orange/Silver (250)
EA Sports Blue/White (250)
EA Sports Red/Silver (250)
EA Sports Indigo/Blue (250)
EA Sports Silver/Green (250)
EA Sports Blue/Red (250)
EA Sports White/Red (250)
EA Sports Silver/Grey(250)
EA Sports Lime/Silver (250)
EA Sports Blue/Yellow (250)
EA Sports Orange/Grey (250)
EA Sports Red/Grey (250)
EA Sports Indigo/Yellow (250)
Adidas Predator Absolute TRX 1 (2500)
Adidas Predator Absolute TRX 2 (2500)
Adidas Predator Absolute TRX 3 (2500)
Adidas Predator Absolute TRX 4 (2500)
Adidas Predator Absolute TRX 5 (2500)
Adidas F50.7 Tunit 1 (2500)
Adidas F50.7 Tunit 2 (2500)
Adidas F50.7 Tunit 3 (2500)
Adidas F50.7 Tunit 4 (2500)
Adidas F50.7 Tunit 5 (2500)
Nike Mercurial Vapor III (5000)
Nike Total 90 Laser Red/Black (5000)
Puma V-Konstrukt II GCI (1000)
Puma V1.06 I (1000)
Diadora Maximus RTX 14 (1000)
Diadora Brasil Axeler RTX 14 (1000)
Hummel 8.4 Pio FGX (1000)
Hummel 4.2 Concept (1000)
Lotto Zhero Gravity (5000)
Umbro X Boot III (5000)
Umbro Destroyer (5000)


3rd Kits (Alternate jerseys)

Liverpool(7,500)
Marseille (5000)
AC Milan (7,500)
Newcastle Utd (7,500)
Real Madrid (7,500)
Bordeaux (5000)
Celtic (5000)
Carlton Ath (1,500)
Bayern Munich (7,500)
Udinese (5,000)
Werder Bremen (7,500)
Chelsea (7,500)
Corinthians (1,500)
Everton (7,500)
Galatasaray SK (500)
Hamburger SV (7,500)
Dortmund (5000)
Palermo (5000)
PSG (7,500)
R.C. Deportivo (5000)
Real Betis (5000)
F.C. Porto (7,500)
Juventus (7,500)
Lyon (7,500)
Manchester City (7,500)
Manchester Und (7,500)
Sevilla F.C. (500)
River Plate (5000)
Schalke 04 (7,500)
America (500)
Arsenal (7,500)
Barcelona (7,500)
SK Brann (500)
Sochaux (1,500)
Tottenham (5,000)


Arena Package

Experience Pack #1 (500)
Experience Pack #2 (1000)
Experience Pack #3 (1500)
Experience Pack #4 (2000)
Experience Pack #5 (2500)
Mystery Experience Pack #1 (500)
Mystery Experience Pack #2 (500)
Mystery Experience Pack #3 (500)
Mystery Experience Pack #4 (500)
Mystery Experience Pack #5 (500)


Creation Zone

Celebration = Samba (500)
Celebration = Robot (500)
Celebration = Fist Pump (500)
Celebration = Chest Slap (500)
Celebration = Raised Arms (500)
Celebration = Number One (500)
Creation Boost Pack #1 (500)
Creation Boost Pack #2 (750)
Creation Boost Pack #3 (1,250)
Creation Boost Pack #4 (1,500)
Creation Boost Pack #5 (2,000)
Hair Style = Long Flick (500)
Hair Style = Long Bangs (500)
Hair Style = Medium Bob (500)
Hair Style = Mullet (500) 


*****
ix.	Soundtrack			[sdrk]
*****

One thing in the Fifa series is constant. A great soundtrack. EA did not
fail to deliver in their latest installment. Here are the track listings:

Artist - Song - Album - Country of Origin

!!! - All My Heroes Are Weirdos - Myth Takes - USA
Apartment - Fall Into Place - The Dreamer Evasive - UK
Art Brut - Direct Hit - It's A Bit Complicated - UK
Aterciopelados - Paces - Oye - Columbia
Babamars - The Core - Surprising Twists - France
Bodyrox featuring Luciana - What Planet Are You On? - N/A - UK
Bonde do Role - Solta O Frango - With Lasers - Brazil
CAMP - From Extremely Far Away - Taking Cure - Switzerland
Carpark North - Human - All Things to All People - Denmark
CeU - Malemolencia - CeU- Brazil
Cheb i Sebbah - Toura Toura: Nav Deep Remix - La Ghriba* - Algeria
CSS - Off the Hook - Cansei De Ser Sexy - Brazil
Datarock - Fa-Fa-Fa - Datarock - Norway
Digitalism - Pogo - Idealism - Germany
Disco Esemble - We Might Fall Apart - First Aid Kit - Findland
Dover - Do Ya - Follow the City Lights - Spain
Heroes & Zeroes - Into the Light - Strange Constellations - Norway
Ivy Queen - Que Lloren - Sentimiento - Puerto Rico
Junkie XL - Clash - Felt EP - Holland
Jupiter One - Unglued - Jupiter One - USA
Kenna - Out of Control - Make Sure They See My Face - Ethiopia
K-Os - Born to Run - Atlantis: Hymns for Disco - Canada
La Rocca - Sketches (20 Something Life)** - The Truth - Ireland
Lukas Kasha - Love Abuse - Animated People's Republic - Norway
Madness featuring Sway and Baby Blue - I'm Sorry - I'm Sorry - UK
Maximo Park - The Unshockable - Our Earthly Pleasure - UK
Melody Club - Fever Fever - Scream - Sweden
Mexican Institute of Sound - El Microfono - Pinata - Mexico
Modeselektor featuring Perera - Silikon - Hello Mom! - Germany
Noisettes - Don't Give Up - What's the Time, Mr. Wolf? - UK
Pacha Massive - Don't Let Go - All Good Things - USA
Peter Bjorn and John - Young Folks - Writer's Block - Sweden
Planet Funk - Static - Static - Italy
Robyn - Bum Like You - Robyn - Sweden
Rocky Dawuni - Wake up the Town - Book of Changes - Ghana
Santogold - You Will Find a Way - Santogold - USA
Simian Mobile - I Believe - Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release - UK
Superbus - Butterfly - Wow - France
Switches - Drama Queen - Heart Tuned to D.E.A.D. - UK
The Automatic Automatic - Monster - Not Accepted Anywhere - Wales
The Cat Empire - Sly - Two Shoes - Australia
The Hoosiers - Goodbye Mr. A - The Trick to Life - UK
The Hours - Ali in the Jungle - Narcissus Road - UK
The Tellers - More - The Tellers - Belgium
Tigarah - Culture, Color, Money, Beauty - Revolution - Japan
Travis - Closer - The Boy With No Name - UK
Tumi and the Volume - Afrique - Tumi and the Volume - South Africa
Vassy - Wanna Fly - My Affection - Australia
Wir Sind Helden - Endlich Ein Grund Zer Panik - Soundso - Germany
Yonderboi - Were You Thinking of Me? - Splendid Isolation - Hungary

*La Ghriba: La Kahena Remix
** Fifa 08 Theme

*****
x.	FAQ section			[xxxx]
*****

Q:	What are the Classic XI and World XI?
A:	The Classic XI is a team of some of the greatest players in the
	history of the game. The World XI is a collection of some of the
	best players in the world today. Both rosters are listed below:

Classic XI: Ravelli, Trésor, Beckenbauer, Facchetti, Rivera, Zico, Koeman, 
		Boniek, Cantona, Völler, Sanchez, Leonardo, Hagi, Krankl, 
		Baresi, Papin, Amancio, Pele, Gascoigne, Brehme, 
		Carlos Alberto, Conti, Rufer

World XI: Casillas, Terry, Bordon, Materazzi, Ferdinand, Scholes, Riquelme,
		Essien, Schneider, David Villa, Messi, Maatje, Toni, Frings, 
		Lúcio, Cris, De Baer, Ronhaar, Eto'o, Diego, Ribéry, Puyol, 
		Buffon

Q:	Can you explain how group stages work?
A:	At the beginning of the tournament, teams are placed into groups.
	Typically there are four teams to a group. Each team plays the
	other teams in its group (whether it be once or twice). At the end
	of the round robin, the top two teams from each group advance to
	the knockout rounds. The first place team in each group will play
	a second place team from another group. Those matches will make up
	the first round of a single-elimination tournament to decide
	the champion.

Q:	Can I create a player to use in the Be-A-Pro mode?
A:	Unfortunatley this is not possible in Fifa 08. I am nearly 100%
	sure that EA is fixing this in the 2009 version. Sorry. =/

Q:	How do I earn points for the fan shop?
A:	I'm pretty sure I've answered this twice but you have to complete
	the challenges in challenge mode.

Q:	Is the Russian Premier League available in Fifa 08?
A:	Nope, sorry. I can't imagine why it was left out though.

Q:	Why is my team so fatigued in manager mode?
A:	Your fitness coach may not be at a high enough level. Consider
	upgrading him/her. You may also be playing multiple games a week
	if you are in a tournament. If that is the case, you'll have to
	decide which trophy is more important to you...the League Cup or
	the Champions League (or whatever else). It is a decision that 
	many managers must face	in real life (ask AC Milan).

Q:	How do I make a lob pass?
A:	Since the controls section isn't finished yet, I'll post the answer
	here for now. Hold LB while passing.

Q:	How do I create an elite player?
A:	You have to work through the player progression system, so you won't
	have a fantastic player immediately. Get your player a lot of playing
	time. With a few good match ratings and a highly-trained staff, your
	player will be making the big bucks in no time. You can also unlock
	certain player packs in the fan shop to gain more points.

Q:	What does the match rating mean?
A:	It rates the performance of your player in a particular match on a
	scale of 1 to ten. If your player had a good game, his match rating
	will be higher and he'll receive more progression points.

Q:	Where do my uploaded replays go?
A:	www.easportsworld.com

Q:	How do I improve team chemistry?
A:	You need to keep a starting 11 together for a long time and, most
	importantly, have success with them.

Q:	I played the demo and there was no commentary!
A:	There is commentary in the actual game. Martin Tyler and Andy Gray
	are calling the game in their ever-pessimistic tones. >_>

Q:	How come I must re-download the new rosters every time I sign on to
	Xbox Live?
A:	You haven't loaded the roster by the time you sign on. Just load it
	before you go into online play.

Q:	How can I put a created player on my team?
A:	You can't sign him immediately. You can go into manager mode to 
	sign him.

Q:	How do I obtain points for the fan shop?
A:	You must complete certain challenges and achievements. Go through
	manager mode and win certain leagues, complete certain scenarios, etc.
	They're all listed under the challenges mode.

Q:	I cross the ball into the box but my players won't fight for it!
A:	Hold the L trigger to jostle for placement. If you're already doing
	that, just be patient.

Q:	What is the Coppa Nazionale?
A:	It's an Italian football tournament that you can participate in if
	you have a Serie A or Serie B team.

Q:	Why are some of your team names complete with accent marks and others
	are not?
A:	I had written this whole guide in Unicode, unaware that Gamefaqs only
	accepted ANSI. So I went back and deleted special characters until
	I could save the file in ANSI. The Turkish and Polish teams were
	causing the problems.

Q:	Why are the Dutch players fictitious?
A:	FIFA was not allowed to purchase the rights to the Netherlands'
	national team. The Pro Evolution series has exclusivity I believe.

Q:	What other systems is this game being made for?
A:	This game is out for DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, and Xbox 360

Q:	What are the best teams in the game?
A:	It's a matter of preference, really. Here are a few of the higher
	profile teams:
	Premiership: Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal
	Spanish La Liga: Barcelona, Valencia, Real Madrid
	Italian Serie A: AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus, Roma
	Others: Celtic, Rangers, Ajax, Bayern Munich, Werder Bremen, FC Porto,
	Benfica, Fehnerbache
	
	I've left a bunch of clubs out, I know. 

Q:	Is there a UEFA Champions League?
A:	It is called the European Cup of Champions (ECC) because I don't think
	EA has the rights to UEFA. Same basic layout, though.

Q:	You didn't list my favorite team in the above Q&A!
A:	I'm sorry. The Blues are better anyway. :P

Q:	What is the Premiership?
A:	Barclay's Premier League. It goes by a couple different names.

Q:	How can I manage my created team in manager mode?
A:	You'll have to replace it with a team that is already in a league.
	When you create your team, it will be categorized under "Rest of
	World" I believe. Simply make the switch under the team manager
	menu.

Q:	Who is the best player in this game?
A:	I don't know. Kaka maybe. 

Q:	I have an Xbox 360. My friend has a PS3. Can we play online together?
A:	I believe that you can. I haven't tried it but I'm almost 100% sure
	that it was possible in Fifa 07 and there's no reason why they 
	should have taken that away.

Q:	I can't re-sign this player!
A:	Try upgrading your negotiator staff. If that doesn't work, you'll have
	to offer more money or consider selling him.

Q:	Does Fifa 08 have HD compatibility?
A:	Yes. Remember to flip the switch on your cable and manually change
	your display settings in the Xbox dashboard. See your TV manual
	for more information.

Q:	I just signed Kaka to my Real Madrid team! Can I use this team in
	other modes (besides manager mode)?
A:	You can export your team from manager mode to use in the kick-off
	mode. You can play with them in tournament mode as well, but you
	won't be able to play online with them.

Q:	What is a quick way to make money in manager mode?
A:	Sell your expensive reserve players.

Q:	I can't sign this player even though I offered $5,893,638,213,213!
A:	The team you are trying to obtain that player from might not have
	enough players on their roster to sell anyone. Another alternative
	is that you may not be at a club that is prestigious enough.

Q:	When are the playoffs?
A:	Typically you'll participate in in-season tournaments as opposed
	to a tournament at the end of a season. For some of these in-season
	tournaments, you'll have had to finish very high in the standings the
	previous year. The league winner is decided by who is in first at
	the end of the season.

Q:	Do I have to wait until the season is over to re-sign players?
A:	No. Go to the Player Contracts screen under the squad menu to re-
	negotiate player fees.

*****
xi.	Achievements			[achm]
*****

There are a total of 49 Fifa 08 achievements. As usual with Xbox 360
games, total gamer points add up to 1000. Each achievement is listed
with a description and number of available gamer points.

Genesis	10
As the Lead Profile, Create a Player

Online First	10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win an Xbox LIVE ranked Match

Tournament Creation	20
As the Lead Profile in a single player game create a tournament

English League	10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win the Barclays Premier 
League in Manager Mode

German League	10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win the Bundesliga in 
Manager Mode

Italian League	10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win Serie A in Manager Mode
	
French League	10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win League 1 Orange in 
Manager Mode
	
Dutch League	10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win the Dutch Eredivisie in 
Manager Mode
	
US League	10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win the MLS in Manager Mode
	
Spanish League	10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win the Spanish Primera in 
Manager Mode
	
Grass Roots	5
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win an Amateur game vs. the CPU
	
Part Time Player	10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win a Semi-Professional game
vs. the CPU
	
Professional Footballer	20
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win a Professional game vs. 
the CPU
	
World Class Player	30
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win a World Class game vs. 
the CPU

The Legend	45
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win a Legendary game vs. the CPU
	
Defensive Hero	10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win Man of the Match as a 
Defender on World Class
	
Midfield Maestro	10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win Man of the Match as a 
Midfielder on World Class

Poacher	10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win Man of the Match
as a Forward on World Class

Real World	10
As the Lead Profile, Play an Online Interactive Leagues game to completion
	
World Class Finisher	30
As the Lead Profile in a single player game score more than 5 goals on 
World Class
	
5 game streak	10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game have a 5 game winning streak 
on Professional

Single Player Hero	10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game achieve a 90 player rating 
in Be a Pro

50 game streak	40
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win 50 games on Professional

10 scored	50
As the Lead Profile in a single player game get 10 or more goals in 
one match on Professional

10 up	10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win 10 Xbox LIVE ranked matches.
	
Getting Serious	20
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win 50 Xbox LIVE ranked matches
	
Worldwide Legend	60
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win 100 Xbox LIVE ranked matches.
	
Blank sheet	30
As the Lead Profile in a single player game keep a clean sheet on 
World Class difficulty
	
Host	10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game host 10 Xbox LIVE Matches
	
This is too much	40
As the Lead Profile in a single player game host 50 Xbox LIVE Matches
	
Boot Cleaner	15
As the Lead Profile Complete Challenge Mode Region 1
	
Youth Teamer	15
As the Lead Profile Complete Challenge Mode Region 2
	
Reserve	15
As the Lead Profile Complete Challenge Mode Region 3
	
Substitute	20
As the Lead Profile Complete Challenge Mode Region 4
	
First Team Debut	20
As the Lead Profile Complete Challenge Mode Region 5
	
First Team Regular	25
As the Lead Profile Complete Challenge Mode Region 6
	
Man of the Match	25
As the Lead Profile Complete Challenge Mode Region 7
	
Captain	30
As the Lead Profile Complete Challenge Mode Region 8
	
Veteran	30
As the Lead Profile Complete Challenge Mode Region 9
	
Football Legend	95
As the Lead Profile Complete Challenge Mode Region 10
 
-Secret Achievements-
 
Scruffysocks scores	20
As the Lead Profile in a single player game score a Hat Trick with
a created Player

Competition Winner	20
As the Lead Profile Win a Created tournament
	
World Wide Hat Trick	20
As the Lead Profile in a single player game score a Hat Trick in a
ranked Xbox LIVE match
	
Extra bonus	20
As the Lead Profile in a single player game win by 2 goals in Extra 
Time on World Class

Beat yourself	0
As the Lead Profile in a single player game score two own goals in 
a single game

They drew a blank	20
As the Lead Profile in a single player game keep a clean sheet in an 
Xbox LIVE ranked match
	
Tour Bus	20
As the Lead Profile Play in every Stadium in the game.
	
Lightning Finisher	10
As the Lead Profile in a single player game score a goal in under 5 minutes
	
Manager Merry-go-round	10
As the Lead Profile, Play 15 years for 15 different clubs in 15 
different countries.

*****
xii.	Credits				[crds]
*****
Author - The Return of Hylian
SBallen and Gamefaqs
Electronic Arts
Fifa 08 Web Site: 
	http://fifa08.ea.com/us/
Xbox 360 Achievements Web Site: 
	http://www.xbox360achievements.org/achievements.php?gameID=358
Tim Roast for his Challege Mode FAQ
Hjerpseth for his Skill Moves Tutorial