EA have announced that FIFA 11 will be the first football game to online games for 22 players, 11 on 11, including goalkeepers. In order to facilitate players who want to be keepers, a new mode "Be A Goalkeeper" has been added to the game and Chelsea's Czech stopper Petr Cech has been signed as a spokesperson for said mode.
"The phenomenal growth of online gaming and the desire of our fans to be able to play as the goalie was the driving force behind this innovation for FIFA 11," said Kaz Makita, Executive Producer, EA SPORTS FIFA. "Friends can play alongside each other in their pro clubs with all 11 virtual players on the pitch human controlled. We have finally replicated football in the virtual world."