For whatever reason, FIFA has always been one of the better looking sports games on the market. With the exception of a few framerate drops, FIFA 08 does not disappoint. Player models look and animate really well. The number of animations has been upped and lends a smoother flow to gameplay. Although I wouldn't know one player from another, each has their own distinct look that sets them apart from the other players on the field. One of the more noticeable aspects about players is that they no longer have a "shine" to them, allowing them to look more like real people and less like action figures.
Even though I don't like the sport that much, I've always loved listening to play-by-play commentary during soccer games. With the exception of local, home team broadcasts, the commentary in most sports is generally kept low-key; something that is reflected in the usually drab commentary on other sports titles. This is not the case in most soccer games, which manages to make a simple kick sound like a game-winning touchdown in the Super Bowl.
Andy Gray and Martin Tyler provide commentary and do an outstanding job. Though some of their comments can get repetitious after a few games, it is always spot on and fun to listen to. The soundtrack is pretty great too.