I can imagine some inventive pirate has managed to hack the game already and spoof it into thinking the local PC is the server, thus allowing locally saved games and treating the local PC as a spoofed server, authenticating at the same time.
I find it sad that pirates do more for fans than the companies who should be living and dying by their customer service.
You think FIFA would have a list of requirements it would have for any World Cup host, including forcing people to drink beer. It shouldn't be something that pops up as a "by the way" two years before the event is to kick off.
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