How we all feeling about the new FIFA, then? To be honest I'm a little disappointed - obviously it's better than the previous one, but I can't help but think it's not much of an improvement. They've made it easier to bang in goals, which makes the games more exciting but a bit too arcade-y in my view.

Still, even if it's not quite what I was expecting, at least I'm getting to play it. Unlike one unlucky LAD who was left devastated after his dog ate his brand new copy of FIFA 18 - before he even had a chance to open it.

Connor McIlory, 25, came home from work on Friday to find the chewed-up packaging of his new game and a sheepish looking puppy.

The junior doctor from Belfast, Northern Ireland, took some hilarious images of dog Sam with the destroyed £50 ($66) game which had only just come out.

Connor said: "I had pre-ordered the game from Amazon. I was looking forward to coming home and playing it last Friday.

"But when I came home, I found the chewed disc. I was devastated.

"I think Sam had completely forgotten about what he had done. He actually tried to play with me by bringing me a football.

"Initially I was a bit annoyed with Sam but he is such a lovely dog you instantly forgive him."

Connor wrote to Amazon on Facebook, pleading for their help.

He said: "Pre-ordered, arrived home Friday to this. Have a heart and help a guy out."

The company have since replaced the game free of charge and new one was dispatched to him on Sunday.

And Connor added: "I wouldn't change Sam for anything, despite destroying my FIFA.

"He's great natured and very affectionate.

"And Amazon sent me a new game free of charge. It arrived on Tuesday."

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