For many, FIFA is more than a video game, it's a way of life. And for those who care about FIFA far more than they should, there are rules, certain rules you just do not break. These 10 commandments of FIFA are set in stone, and anyone who dares to go against them faces eternity in the fiery pits of hell... Or just won't be invited around to play FIFA anymore.
Thou shalt not pick Real Madrid every time.
Thou shalt not start the game before going into Team Management.
Thou shalt not covet thy opponent's team.
Nobody wants to see Real Madrid vs Real Madrid or Barca v Barca, if your opponent picks a team first, then find a suitable match-up, but don't just pick the same team, that's not football, that's not FIFA.
Thou shalt not play 5 at the back.
Thou shalt not pause the game without fair warning.
Thou shalt not score a rat goal.
When one on one with the keeper, take the shot or take it around him, don't pass it across for the simple tap in, like a rat who has no confidence in their ability. In real life, it's unselfish, in FIFA, it's shameful.
Thou shalt not watch all of the replays after scoring.
Thou shalt not peek at thy opponent's controller during a penalty shootout.
Honor thy opponent's right to a rematch.
If you knick a 2-1 win in the 92nd minute, congratulations. However, if you decline a rematch and attempt to retire from the game undefeated, then you are a coward plain and simple. Time may not always allow for another game, but if you don't offer a rematch at some stage you shouldn't be able to sleep at night, such is your cowardice.