If you're not happy with the starting lineup, no problem, you can change it. You also have a choice of stadiums and whether you want to play a day or a night match. There's a huge number of moves to master; controls vary depending on whether you're directing a defensive or offensive player or a goalkeeper. Up to four players can team up or pit themselves against each other. To begin with it's less humiliating to play against a friend than face the onslaught from the CPU. If you're not up to playing a World Cup, then you can partake in a friendly match. There are super teams, such as topranking France, to unlock. The rules of the game can be adjusted; in fact, so much so that you wonder if you're still playing soccer. For example, offside and carding can be disabled. If you have the gumption to master the controls, then this game will hold your interest long after the World Cup has been decided.