On the Ball: World Cup Edition
This is an unusual take on the football management game, which features
virtually no statistics. Up to four managers can join in, to lead their chosen
team through the World Cup, from qualifying to the actual tournament. Tactics
and training are hugely important due to the game’s short time frame.
The players each have individual personalities, and these have been factored
in during the game. Sometimes players will drink too much, fall in love, or
have personality clashes with their team-mates or with you, all of which have
to be factored in. The press will ask you loaded questions, so be careful how
At half-time in each match you can single out a particular player for praise
or criticism – if the team feels that you were unfair, their performance might
fade. The World Cup is emulated accurately, other than having 2 points for a
win instead of 3. The colourful match graphics and oil-painted stills are the
same in style as those in the League Edition.