The full release of FIFA 17 is just around the corner - eight days away to be precise - and fans cannot wait to get an early start on the popular football game.

EA Sports left fans eager for more with the demo, released last week, including a taster of new mode ‘The Journey’, one of the game’s unique selling points for this year.

They also released a series of squads and their ratings to the public, with Eden Hazard , Diego Costa and Willian all ranking highly on the new game, as a part of Chelsea's squad.

And new Belgian forward Michy Batshuayi has already stolen the limelight after his light-hearted Twitter 'bust-up'.

Fans have been on the edge of their seat though as to when the FIFA Ultimate Team Web App will be released.

A false start led users to believe that gamers would be able to use the popular tool from Monday.

Although that turned out to be false, the Web App was scheduled to go live on Tuesday, although a technical error has meant that EA had to remove it again to work on it.

What is the Web App?

For those who don't know, Ultimate Team is a mode on the game where the user can play football matches - either online or offline - in order to build up coins.

These coins can then be used to purchase players, player boosts or club items.

Their club can be customised either on the game, or on the web app. In short, players can get an early start ahead of the game's full release next week.

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They can earn coins by trading wisely, and potentially open up rewards packs for returning players and start to build up a squad which can be ready in time for next week.

The only thing they cannot do is play the actual football matches.

Last year, access to the FIFA 16 Web App was released on September 16 with several players able to access the game before.

So, what happened?

The Web App finally went live to the excitement of hundreds of thousands of users - only to be short lived when they finally accessed the page.

After logging into their FIFA accounts online, many fans found that the game was telling them they were not ‘invited’ to try the early access start.

This message would generally be seen by users new to the FIFA franchise without an existing account, and so the fact such a widespread portion received the message meant something was up.

EA representatives have since confirmed that there was an error, and were working on it overnight.

Their next update is scheduled to be released at 11am PST - which translates to 6pm in the UK.

Another day, another wait for FIFA fans, it would appear.

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