How to Play the UEFA Champions League in FIFA 18

FIFA 18 Champions League

The UEFA Champions League tournament is not available in FIFA 18 as EA Sports do not have the UEFA Champions League license. But, using the Tournament Mode in FIFA 18, you would be able to set up a tournament similar to the official UEFA Champions League and simulate the UCL tournament in FIFA 18.

Before we go and create the simulated Champions League tournament in FIFA 18, lets just review the current UEFA Champions League (2017/2018) clubs and groups, and most importantly, see which current UEFA CL teams do not feature in FIFA 18:

UEFA Champions League 2017/18 – Group Standings

Teams in red are not available in FIFA 18. You can replace them with the suggested teams in brackets.


GROUP A
  • Manchester United
  • SL Benfica
  • FC Basel
  • CSKA Moscow
GROUP B
  • FC Bayern München
  • Paris Saint-Germain
  • Celtic FC
  • RSC Anderlecht


GROUP C
  • Chelsea
  • Atlético Madrid
  • AS Roma
  • Qarabağ FK
GROUP D
  • FC Barcelona
  • Juventus
  • Sporting CP
  • Olympiacos CFP


GROUP E
  • Sevilla FC
  • Liverpool FC
  • Spartak Moscow
  • NK Maribor
GROUP F
  • Manchester City
  • Napoli
  • Feyenoord
  • Shakhtar Donetsk


GROUP G

  • FC Porto
  • AS Monaco
  • RB Leipzig
  • Beşiktaş
GROUP H
  • Real Madrid CF
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Tottenham Hotspur FC
  • APOEL FC


Source: UEFA Champions League Fixtures & Results

As you can see above, there are only 3 clubs from UEFA Champions League 2017/18 group stage that are not available in FIFA 18. You can replace these teams with some other teams from the FIFA 18 Clubs. Here is our suggestion for the replacement:

Teams Replacement

Replace the unavailable teams with the available ones


  • Qarabağ FK >> Lokomotiv Moscow (Rest of the World)
  • NK Maribor >> Lechia Gdańsk (Poland)
  • APOEL FC >> PAOK (Rest of the World)

After this, you can start setting up your UEFA CL tournament in FIFA 18 by following the steps given below:

FIFA 18 UEFA Champions League Tournament

Getting Started

  • Go to PLAY > TOURNAMENTS > CUSTOM TOURNAMENT menu in FIFA 18
  • Select tournament type Group & Knockout
  • Set the number of teams to 32
  • Auto fill teams option should be set to NO
  • Name the tournament as UEFA CL
  • Advanced setting should be turned ON

Now, select Advance and make the following changes:

FIFA 18 UEFA Champions League

Advanced Settings

  • Subs on Bench: 7
  • Select Cup: Cup 5
  • Final Stadium: Anfield (Or any other stadium you like)
  • Final Match Legs: 1
  • Teams Per Group: 4
  • Teams Advancing / Group: 2
  • Fixtures v Group Teams: 2
  • Knockout Round Fixtures: 2

Then, go ahead and select the teams as the above group list. After this, re-arrange the group as the current UEFA Champions League standings are shown above.

Now you can save your tournament and enjoy the UEFA Champions League Tournament in FIFA 18.

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