Get closer to the action than ever before by mastering the skills required to play like a real professional soccer player in FIFA Soccer 08. From the moment you step on the pitch, FIFA Soccer 08 challenges you to think and react like a real soccer player by giving you complete control over all of the action. New manual controls enable you to dictate the play with control over through-passing and crossing. Control the goalkeeper in one-on-one situations to deny the striker yourself. Plus, now it is more strategic to break down the opposition than ever before with new defensive and positioning logic that ensures players are in the right place at the right time, constantly considering all threats and opportunities. Intelligently manage your club by preparing for each specific opponent using new custom formations. Design your own unique strategy to create the perfect formation and tactics. Assign roles and move players to the exact position in relation to teammates to undermine the opposition. In addition, FIFA Soccer 08 is dramatically more real and exhilarating with the inclusion of 30 real stadiums, 30 official leagues, and more than 12,500 players all accurately re-created.