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This was the third FIFA title in a little over a year. It incorporates 42 national sides, as well as 250 club teams from 12 different leagues, to play a complete true-to-life season, the preset Super League, or a league or cup of your own design. Formations and tactics can be set, and players can be moved between teams.

Gameplay can be viewed from multiple angles. Players have more animation than ever before, with new moves including sliding challenges and close-control trapping. Goalkeepers now have a level of human control.


FIFA 99 PlayStation Substitution
FIFA 99 Windows Replay of the action.
FIFA 99 Windows make your selection of what type of game you want to play
FIFA 99 PlayStation Team Selection

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FIFA 99 Magazine Advertisement


Alternate Titles

  • "FIFA '99: European League Soccer" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Total! (Germany) Nintendo 64 Feb, 1999 1.25 out of 6 95
64 Power / big.N / N Games Nintendo 64 Jan, 1999 94 out of 100 94
GameSpot Windows Dec 09, 1998 9.2 out of 10 92
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Dec, 1998 91 out of 100 91
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Dec, 1998 91 out of 100 91
HappyPuppy Nintendo 64 Jan 04, 1999 9 out of 10 90
IGN Nintendo 64 Jan 07, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Mar, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN PlayStation Dec 11, 1998 9 out of 10 90
Game Play 64 Nintendo 64 Feb, 1999 88 out of 100 88


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Portugal lawsuit

Similar to Actua Soccer 3, Electronic Arts faced a possible lawsuit in Portugal for using player and team names without authorization from FutePro, the legal owner of them. While Gremlin's product was pulled from the stores, FIFA (which for the first time had a localized cover featuring national team and Fiorentina midfielder Rui Costa) continued to be sold as long as stores wanted to. There was no news of an agreement between both parts, but either EA paid compensation or FutePro decided to let the issue die fearing long and expensive legal procedures.


  • Computer Gaming World
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1999 – Best Sports Game in 1998
  • Total! (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2000 – Best N64 Soccer Game in 1999

Related Web Sites

  • FIFA 99 Online (The ultimate site for Fifa99 fans, you can download kits, get tips and screenshots and chat with other fans)
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