FIFA glitches in real life

Wayne Rooney's 50-yard howitzer at Upton Park may have been dubbed a 'goal of the season contender' by some, but here at FourFourTwo all we could think of was how West Ham keeper Adrian's stumbling and bumbling looked like a fault in a PlayStation or Xbox game. Here, James Maw lists other moments when real life football seemed like something out of FIFA or PES - and not in a good way...

Sissoko's no-look header

Newcastle's Moussa Sissoko certainly wouldn't be the first player to head the ball with his eye closed, but not many player can have nodded one away while looking in completely the opposite direction.

That's just SO unrealistic...

Chelsea are broken

This is just weird (watch Hazard and Mata)...

Chelsea are broken 2

Look, just stop the weirdness...

Sol Campbell's never-ending tackle

No, not like that. The former Notts County defender must have feared for his life during England's infamous Wembley defeat to Croatia in 2007. The same downpour that saw Steve McClaren reach for his brolly also caused the former Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal to slide on his ample rump for about seven minutes...

CR7 takes to the skies

While Sol Campbell spent an age on the deck, Cristiano Ronaldo got some gnarly hang-time in Real Madrid's Champions League clash with Manchester United in 2012/13...

Heads up!

Another header - this time from Bayern Munich's 1975 European Cup semi-final second leg against St Etienne. Witness both the wall jumping ludicrously early, and the defender heading the ball freakishly high into the Munich sky.

Van der Vaart's brain faart

Questionable AI has been a problem that has plagued football games since the dawn of time. Rafael van der Vaart strikes FFT as quite an intelligent footballer (he left Tottenham at the right time, let's face it), but we're not quite sure what he was thinking here...

Man (and man and man) to man marking

Here's another bout of dodgy AI, as four defenders all brainlessly chase one player (Brazilian playmaker Denilson)...

KEEEEEEEPER'S!!!

Yeah, you've got it covered mate...

Getting the runaround

Ever had a smug mate take the Michael by bringing his keeper out and taking on half your team? This eerily grainy video will haunt your dreams...

Chris Wood has some neck on him

This is really the kind of thing that only happens in a video game. Or in this case, in real life...


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