When Match Day arrives, the 'Continue Game' button at the top right area will change to 'Go To Match'. If you have not selected your starting line-up, you will need to do this before you can progress. A reminder on the squad screen will appear if you have not done so. Once you have selected your match day squad, press 'Go to Match' and you will proceed to the match screen.
Note: For Phone users only, should you receive a phone call during a match and choose to answer it, your match will pause and can be resumed on return to the game.
Football Manager Mobile™ 2020 features an updated and more realistic match engine, allowing you to better analyse your team's performance on the field in order to help you make those tough decisions. Watch snapshots of the action unfolding in full pitch view.
The match engine is device-dependent and you will receive a message informing you of the selection. You will have the opportunity to change the match engine version from the Starting Configuration section but can only make this change before starting a career.
You can configure your 2D matchday setup from the 'Settings' menu, whilst the other Match Day views can be accessed via the Bookmarks menu in the bottom right of the screen.
Select from Pitch and Commentary Only. The Pitch view follows the action from a horizontal full-pitch viewpoint, while Commentary Only will display, um... text commentary only!
Determine whether you want to watch Extended highlights of the action, or only the Key moments.
Toggle the speed at which the commentary progresses, ranging from Slow to Very Fast.
Dead Time Speed
Toggle how far the clock moves when there is no action to show.
Turn information overlays on or off during dead time.
Choose between Latest Scores, Match Stats or Both to be displayed when the game is processing.
Toggle the speed of replays to your tastes.
Watch the match unfold on an events timeline.
The Match Screen
Football Manage Mobile™ 2020 features a new-look match day experience in which all of the important information is easily available during play. Simply swipe back and forth to change between the screens listed below.
The match overview displays a summary of your current match, displaying the scores and incidents as well as other useful information.
Using this panel you will be able to tell at a glance which player is performing well and which is having a stinker. Football Manager Mobile™ 2020 rates each player's performance in the match out of 10, with 10 being the highest, indicating a simply outstanding display.
The match stats panel gives you all the stats you need to know about the current match. How many shots each team has had and how many were on target, how many set-pieces have been given to either side, who has committed the most fouls, etc.
This panel divides the pitch into three zones; defence, midfield, and attack. The bar charts display a visual graphic of how much time each team has spent in a particular zone, giving you an idea of who has held the upper hand during the game.
Home Stats and Away Stats
The Home and Away Stats panels detail up-to-the-minute stats on every move the players have made during the match, from how many passes a player has completed to how many tackles he has won.
Football Manager Mobile™ 2020 features a Latest Scores screen, allowing the user to keep right up to date with the latest events from around the grounds during their match. This is most valuable in situations where you may be relying on a result from elsewhere.
The Live Table screen displays the league table and updates it based on the very latest events from around the league. This screen becomes of most use during situations where teams are fighting for position and every result counts towards a change. One moment you may be up, but the next you're down and it may require a tactical change or rethink. Check this screen in those situations to be ahead of the game.
At the first pause in play you will be taken to the Tactics screen. While only being able to view the tactical shape of the opposition, you can make numerous adjustments to your own team as you attempt to outwit the opposing manager.