Steve Mandanda FIFA 21 challenges were released April 1 as a special FUT Birthday objective player. While some fans might think this is part of an April Fool's Day joke, Mandanda is indeed the new objective item for the promotion. Additionally, EA Sports released a new Live FUT Friendly called Release the Keepers in which players must use nothing but goalkeepers in their squads. A fun, unique take on the FUT Friendly aspect. Also, Nick Pope received a FUT Birthday card last year so it's not new for keepers to receive an item during the promotion.