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‘FIFA 23’ Officially Confirms ‘Ted Lasso’ And AFC Richmond

‘FIFA 23’ Officially Confirms ‘Ted Lasso’ And AFC Richmond

Fictional manager Ted Lasso is officially heading to FIFA 23 with his team AFC Richmond.

Well, there it is folks. Confirmation. Earlier today, we addressed the fact that it sure did look like Ted Lasso was set to feature in FIFA 23. The TV series’ official Twitter account showed the titular coach seemingly being scanned for a game and prior to that, the fictional AFC Richmond made a brief appearance on a FIFA database. Well, EA are putting any doubt to rest. Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond are officially appearing in FIFA 23.

Check out the FIFA 23 x Ted Lasso trailer below.

According to EA, fans will be able to unlock a number of AFC Richmond related items “including kits, tifos, Manager items, and other content” across FIFA Ultimate Team and Pro Clubs. Ted Lasso, famously portrayed by Jason Sudeikis, will be available as a selectable manager of AFC Richmond in Career Mode, but he can also run “any team of [your] choosing”. Conversely, you can pick another manager to lead AFC Richmond if you don’t fancy Ted at the helm.

In a press release, Sudeikis reflected on the opportunity. He said: “I am truly fortunate, and deeply grateful, to have had many special moments in my career thus far, and I consider this experience among the best of them. As long-time fans of EA SPORTS FIFA, having Ted Lasso and the whole AFC Richmond squad incorporated into the newest version of the game is truly a dream come true for myself and the rest of the fellas. Our cast and crew work tremendously hard on this show, and we are flattered that it resonates with so many folks. We look forward to our fans having the opportunity to play with, play as, and even play against their favorite AFC Richmond characters.” 

Fans can also play as AFC Richmond in the ‘Rest of The World’ league in Kick Off, Online Friendlies and Online Seasons with Roy Kent, Jamie Tartt, Sam Obisanya and Dani Rojas all featuring as part of the Greyhounds’ squad. That’s not all. AFC Richmond’s iconic home stadium, Nelson Road, is also set to feature. Well, my excitement for FIFA 23 just grew tenfold.

Featured Image Credit: EA

Topics: FIFA, EA, TV And Film