FIFA 23 will embody Ted Lasso, AFC Richmond, and its stadium, in the event you can consider it

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Just at some point after the Ted Lasso Twitter account teased us concerning the titular character coming to FIFA, the information has been confirmed: the AFC Richmond coach is certainly coming to FIFA 23. It’s not simply Ted himself although. The coach, his entire crew, and his residence stadium will all be included within the game.

FIFA 23’s official Ted Lasso trailer offers us an thought of what to anticipate. It options characters from the show speaking concerning the coach, together with the notorious Roy Kent — it ought to be enjoyable to place him up in opposition to real-world soccer stars like Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk, the highest-rated defender within the game. The trailer ends with a line-reading from Ted Lasso himself that’s very a lot within the spirit of the show. Take a glance:

It received’t be lengthy earlier than FIFA followers can check out Ted and all the remainder of what this 12 months’s game has to supply. FIFA 23’s launch date is Friday, September 30. EA Play members get early entry to a 10-day trial just a few days earlier, on September 27. Some gamers have already gotten their palms on the game because of unintentional downloads that occurred a full month early, however they missed out on having ol’ Ted on their coach roster.

This won’t be the one time we see a digitized Jason Sudeikis in a online game. According to leakers, he’s rumored to be coming to MultiVersus, making the listing of datamined characters for that game even longer. You is likely to be questioning how Ted Lasso may even be included in Warner Bros’ crossover platform fighter, however the reply is easy: whereas the show does air on Apple TV+, it’s truly a property of Warner. If something, Ted Lasso’s look in FIFA 23 offers extra credence to the leak, as a result of if Warner is keen to license out its character to EA’s game, then it will possibly actually embody him in its personal.