FIFA 13: Thiago Alcantara, Isco and the Best Euro U-21 Squads on Ultimate Team

Nick Akerman@NakermanFeatured ColumnistJune 18, 2013

FIFA 13: Thiago Alcantara, Isco and the Best Euro U-21 Squads on Ultimate Team

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    Thiago Alcantara and Isco have fired Spain to the European Under-21 crown, and as any FIFA 13 fan knows, this will have a profound effect on the Ultimate Team market.

    Many gamers will try their hardest to select an online side that features U-21 players, is enjoyable to use and possesses high chemistry (if you don't know what that means, head over here). While difficult, the task certainly isn't impossible.

    Here are a few Ultimate Team squads that might tickle your fancy and are only made up from players who featured in Israel's recent tournament. 

Team of the Tournament

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    Reserved for the best players of the European Under-21 tournament, this team is filled with individuals who deserve personal recognition for their showings in Israel.


    Starting XI

    GK: David De Gea, Spain

    CB: Luca Caldirola, Italy

    CB: Marc Bartra, Spain

    CB: Stefan Strandberg, Norway

    CDM: Asier Illarramendi, Spain

    CDM: Thiago Alcantara, Spain

    LM: Lorenzo Insigne, Italy

    CAM: Isco, Spain

    RM: Martin Montoya, Spain

    ST: Ciro Immobile, Italy

    ST: Alvaro Morata, Spain


    Team Chemistry: 89 (99 with relevant manager).

The Final Favourites

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    For this one, I've used the WhoScored? scoring system to pick out the final's best performers. It's worth noting Alberto Moreno isn't on Ultimate Team and therefore was switched with Vasco Regini. Spain's dominance is rammed home when considering this lineup.


    Starting XI

    GK: Francesco Bardi, Italy

    LB: Vasco Regini, Italy

    CB: Matteo Bianchetti, Italy

    CB: Marc Bartra, Spain

    RB: Martin Montoya, Spain

    CM: Thiago Alcantara, Spain

    CM: Asier Illarramendi, Spain

    CM: Koke, Spain

    LW: Isco, Spain

    ST: Alvaro Morata, Spain

    RW: Cristian Tello, Spain 


    Team Chemistry: 91 (100 with relevant manager)

The Tournament Failures

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    Sorry, England fans. It had to be done.


    Team Chemistry: 0 (-100 with Stuart Pearce) 

The Alternative XI

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    For those wanting an alternative lineup, here's a hybrid that includes three nations and four different leagues.


    Starting XI

    GK: Jeroen Zoet, Netherlands

    LB: Daley Blind, Netherlands

    CB: Stefan de Vrij, Netherlands

    CB: Bruno Martins Indi, Netherlands

    CM: Adam Maher, Netherlands

    CM: Harmeet Singh, Norway

    CM: Koke, Spain

    LW: Ola John, Netherlands

    ST: Rodrigo, Spain

    RW: Pablo Sarabia, Spain


    Team Chemistry: 97 (100 with relevant manager) 

Now It's Your Turn...

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    None of those teams takes your fancy? Then it's your turn to build a European Under-21 squad and show it off to the world.

    Simply head over to FUThead to start working out your selection. Be sure to post your creations in the comments section below, and more importantly, ensure your team's chemistry is thriving. Anyone who posts the entire Spain side gets a slapped wrist.