FIFA21 Xbox - How To Invite An Opponent

Note:  To launch the FIFA game on your Xbox press the glowing Xbox logo button on your controller. This will bring up the Xbox menu. Use the left stick to scroll down to “My games & apps” and press the “A”. Press the “A” button on “See All”. This will bring you to the “Games” page where you can use the left stick to scroll over to the FIFA game, press “A” to start it. 

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From the FIFA “Home” use your right bumper to navigate to the ”ONLINE” menu option.

Move down and over to the “ONLINE FRIENDLIES” box,  press “X”.

From the “ONLINE FRIENDLIES” page, press “A” to select “NEW FRIENDLY SEASON”.

This brings up the “FRIENDS” page.  Find and select your Opponent’s Gamertag. If your Opponent’s gamer tag is not already there, you will need to add it. 

(:58) Once you select your opponent, you are brought to the “ONLINE FRIENDLIES” invite page to customize your game settings: Half Length (2 min - 20 min), Controls (Any, Manual, Semi-Assisted), Game Speed (Normal, Fast, Slow), and Squad Type (Online, 90 Overall, Custom). Match these settings to the tournament's game settings provided. 

(1:15) Cycle through the available teams with the left stick, pick your team, and press “A” to select. After both players have selected their team, the jersey select menu will appear. Use the left stick to cycle through jerseys. Press “A” on your jersey of choice. This will take you to the pregame screen where you will be able to change any game settings and ready up. 

Once you and your opponent have confirmed that you are both ready your match will begin.


Good luck!

Xbox Console Steps:  Online Friendlies -> New Friendly Season -> Select Rival Opponent -> Mirror Rival Game Settings -> Select Team -> Select Jersey -> Customize Optional Settings -> Ready -> Match Starts