EA Sports has officially announced that fictional football club AFC Richmond and its manager Ted Lasso will appear in FIFA 23.
The Emmy-award-winning TV show’s cast, including Jason Sudeikis’s Ted Lasso, Brett Goldenstein’s Roy Kent, Phil Dunster’s Jamie Tarth, and Cristo Fernández’s Dani Rojas will appear in the popular video game.
AFC Richmond will be playable in Career Mode, Kickoff, Online Friendlies, and Online Seasons. EA adds that “a number of AFC Richmond items including kits, tifos, Manager items, and other content will also be available to unlock across FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) and Pro Clubs where applicable.”
In a press release, Sudeikis 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.”
“It is so f***ing cool to be in FIFA. I’m not sure this is going to help dispel the CGI rumours but f*** it, totally worth it,” said Roy Kent actor Brett Goldstein. “I look forward to beating my nephew in a game with me as Roy Kent and him as Jamie Tartt. He’s gonna be furious.”
FIFA 23 launches for Ultimate Edition purchasers on 27th September, and its general Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and PC release is dated for 30th September.