FIFA 15 Is Ridiculously Realistic: Catalan Independence Chant Sung During 17th Minute Of Every Barcelona Game At Camp Nou (Video)

Chris Wright

11th, September 2014


By Chris Wright

Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Round of 16 - Second Leg - Barcelona v Manchester City - Nou Camp

In their endless quest for realism, EA Sports have gone to extreme lengths to capture all the subtle nuances that make up this strange game we all love so much and cram them inside the new FIFA 15 game like so many digitally-rendered anchovies in…err…sorry, we can’t think of any way to finish that one.

Anyway, to that end – having downloaded the FIFA 15 demo yesterday, Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo noticed that EA Sports have even seen fit to include the Catalan “Independencia’ chants which ring round the Camp Nou stadium 17 minutes and 14 seconds into every Barcelona home game.

The significance being that 1714 was the year in which Catalonia’s independence was abolished and Catalan institutions (including the flag and the language) were outlawed by King Philip V at the end of the War of Spanish Succession.

It’s not the best quality, but you can just about make out FIFA 15’s “Independencia” chants on this video…

Here’s the real deal…

That’s some impressive attention to detail right there!

Also, this…


No word yet on whether Real Madrid have had their “Juanito” chant (sung in the 7th minute of every home game in tribute to their former striker) included as well in the interest of cross-Clasico equality.

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  1. Manolo Garnix says:

    As you can hear in the video, they had to take this chant as the Camp Nou sounds like a Ghost Town the rest of the time. 100 000 spectators, still a graveyard has more atmosphere.

  2. Jarren says:

    @Manolo Garnix: I think Chris should reward you with a Camp Drog quip for your comment.

  3. Wesley says:

    First sentence there=their. Chris….
    Looks nice, but after 5 home games I think I would get pretty tired of it.
    However something like the ‘Ruud, Ruud, Ruud’ chant for Van Nistelrooy back in the day was something that made me smirk every time. A chant like ‘Messi, Messi’ when he scores would be better than this every game.

  4. Chris says:

    Good spot, Wesley. Duly amended.

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