FIFA 21 Xbox - Ultimate Team - Classic Match Invite


The first step is to verify that your Rival opponent’s Xbox gamertag is Xbox's Friends list. Rival inserts it and removes it automatically after your game is completed.

From the FIFA home screen, move to the “PLAY” menu option, then select the “ULTIMATE TEAM” box.  Once on the FUT HUB Page, move to and click on the “PLAY” box.  Then select the “FRIENDLIES” box.


From the “WAYS TO PLAY” page, click on the “PLAY A FRIEND” box.  Select your Rival opponent’s gamertag from the “Select Friend” area. If it is not there, you will need to add it.     


The next page has boxes along the bottom of the screen for different gameplay options.

On your Xbox controller, use the left trigger (LT) to bring up the “Settings” menu. 

(*Half Length: 6 Min by default, Difficulty Level: Beginner, Amateur, Semi-Pro, Professional, World Class, or Legendary; Game Speed: Normal, Fast, Slow; and more custom settings available)

After you have matched your game settings to mirror the Rival tournament game setting instructions, move all the way to the right, and click on the “Classic Match” box.  


From the Squad page, you are able to “Edit Lineup”, “Go to Squad Selector” or when ready click “Invite” your opponent. (*Before you start make sure your Ultimate Team has no missing positions/concept players in your squad)

Once your opponent accepts your invitation and arrives on the “CLASSIC MATCH” screen, click A. After both players have selected their jerseys, the game will automatically start.  


After your game, please remember to verify that your opponent’s gamertag has been removed from your Friends list.


Good Luck!