'FIFA 17' Movember update, news: Characters get special beards, mustaches; movement helps raise awareness for men\'s health

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Hit game “FIFA 17” takes part in the Movember movement as it helps raise awareness for men’s health with the arrival of special cards, challenges and unique kits available for all month long.

According to reports, instead of the usual Halloween-themed items, the soccer game has chosen a different cause to celebrate this November. Players can select different styles of beards and mustaches for selected characters on different levels. These include Andrea Barzagli, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mile Jedinak, Joe Ledley, Blaise Matuidi and Alexandre Lacazette.

The goalkeeper position has Glencerbirligi SK’s Johannes Hopf, Valencia’s Mathew Ryan and Central Coast Mariners’ Ivan Necevski. Meanwhile, the roster of defenders includes Borussia Monchengladbach’s Right Back Julian Korb, Juventus’ Center Back Barzagli, Newcastle Jets’ RB Jason Hoffman, VfL Wolfsburg’s RB Ricardo Rodriguez and Western Sydney Wanderers’ CB Robert Cornthwaite.

In addition, the midfielder position has Jedinak (Aston Villa), Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain) and Luiz Gustavo (VfL Wolfsburg) for Central Defensive Midfielder; Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers), Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest), Ledley (Crystal Palace) and Mahmoud Dahoud (Borussia Monchengladbach) for Central Midfielder; and Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) for Right Midfielder and Kristoffer Peterson (FC Utrecht) for Left Wing.

On the other hand, the strikers have Andre Hahn (Borussia Monchengladbach), Ibrahimovic (Manchester United), Lacazette (Olympique Lyonnais), Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday), Bafetimbi Gomis (Olympique de Marseille), Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) and Stefan Silva (GIF Sundsvall).

Electronic Arts Sports took to Twitter to announce the full lineup saying, “#Movember starts today! Show your [flexed biceps emoji] in #FUT and help raise awareness for mens health.” The items will be available until Nov. 30.

Aside from the different looks sported by fan-favorite characters, some of them will also have upgraded skills and stats by as much as five points. There are also Squad Building Challenges that bring awesome prizes including a Movember kit designed by FIFA community designer Emilio Sansollini.

Moreover, some of FIFA’s top YouTubers and Twitch streamers will also host charity streams. It started with Spencer FC on Nov. 4

“FIFA 17” is available across platforms such as PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.