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Rio The God Ferdinand
By NickolayAlderete, 19-11-2019

I played fifa 19 last year and i faced a few times Rio, he was maybe the best CB I faced right after VVD toty and tots, Ramos toty and Varane toty, so when the set of icons for the first swap was reveled i thought i should give Rio a try, as his baby version is better than his middle version. Fifa keeps on being a game where pace really matters, it matters so much that even Hummels, Boateng, and great CB with low pace are unusable at a good level of skill rating, because you have to face players like dembele, sancho, gnabry, coman, werner, crespo, walcott, mbappe, neymar, so when you see Rio card there is an appealing 84 pace on the card. You then need to see if this card has agility and balance cause a lot of pace low agility and balance equals to no pace at all in many players but he has 60 agility and 60 balance for a guy that is 6´2 (189cm) thats quite high. Cb as Sule or Varane or Scream Pique they all have very low balance, im not saying that scream Pique or Varane are bad im just saying that balance is a very important stat convined with pace as we can see on that 81 gold card that Eder Militao has that is awsome and very cheap. I chose to use a Shadow on him, i know maybe some of you are thinking that is an abuse but really its not. The thing is that with a shadow he has 98 acceleration with 95 sprint speed, he is just a player that can recover and get almost any attacker in this game. All in all Huge guy, really quick, top tier CB, good agility and balance, wins aerial balls (only goal I scored so far with him comeing from a corner), and will not let you down just trust me, totally worth the grind for this God

He is a rock (189cm) and he will anticipate and outrun almost any attacker in this game, his pace is just phenomenal and with his 85 strenght and 84 agression it just turns him in to a very quick tank. I use shadow on him but you can also use an anchor and he will be really good too (I recommend a shadow cause there is no physical need with this card). Then you just have to enjoy this card and don´t let pace abusers win anymore. This card for me is and almost end game CB, at least until Tots i dont think there is a better CB in this game (of course toty will be better but this is almost like a free card) he is up there with VVD, but virgil lacks a bit of pace in my opinion, with a few upgrades well he is VVD he can do whatever he likes hahaha. All in all i pair him with Eder Militao and Ter Stegen as a keeper and I think they are the most overpowered Trio in the game.

The only cons that I found with him was that he may not be the best passer and does not have the best second touch on the ball, you should take away the ball from the attacker and do not try to carry the ball much with Rio cause he does not have the best touch on the ball, but apart from that there is no other thing that I can say.

Formation: 4231
Position: CB
Games: 20
GPG: 0.05
APG: 0.05
Pace (10/10)
Shooting (2/10)
Passing (6/10)
Dribbling (6/10)
Defending (9/10)
Physicality (9/10)
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