Gameplay improvements from FIFA 14 include dribbling, an increased accuracy in passing and first-touch mechanics.
The game's campaign mode, Road to the FIFA World Cup, allows players to play through qualification and the actual FIFA World Cup. For only the second time in the history of World Cup video games the entire qualification series will be playable. The 2010 version only presented the UEFA and CONMEBOL groups in their true to life form. Another mode, Road to Rio de Janeiro, will allow players to compete in an online tournament across the 12 venues of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. It is similar in format to Seasons in FIFA 14 and Expedition mode from UEFA Euro 2012.
The Captain Your Country, Online FIFA World Cup, Story of Qualifying, and Story of the Finals modes (the latter two integrated with EA Sports Football Club) from the 2010 edition return.
Goal celebrations also include reactions from the coaches, audiences and broadcast viewers of either the scoring or conceding team.