EA Sports has announced that it will bring elements of Ted Lasso, the acclaimed sports comedy series on Apple TV+, to FIFA 23 which includes the team, its stadium and Lasso himself as the coach.
The sports comedy series is undoubtedly one of the biggest draws to Apple’s paid-for TV service Apply TV+. The series features an excellent performance from Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso, the fish-out-of-water American head coach of British club AFC Richmond.
David Jackson, vice president of the FIFA brand at EA Sports, stated in a press release, “In a short time and with limited prior experience, Ted Lasso has become a cultural phenomenon, bringing the passion of football and the power of belief to life for millions of fans across the globe. We’re thrilled to welcome both Ted and AFC Richmond to FIFA 23.”
After weeks of speculations and rumours, EA officially announced that AFC Richmond will be one of the playable teams in its FIFA 23 catalogue across all of the game modes. Players can play friendly matches, progress with them in career mode or even take them into multiplayer via online sessions.
Take control of AFC Richmond
A range of club-related cosmetics and items are also expected to be available in Ultimate Team as well as Clubs Pro when the game launches. Players can obtain these items by completing objectives and other challenges from day one.
Jason Sudeikis’s Ted Lasso will be a controllable character in career mode as a manager. Players also have the choice of choosing any manager to take charge of AFC Richmond other than Lasso.
These contents will also be accompanied by the presence of Nelson Road, the team’s official stadium. Some of the popular AFC Richmond players like Dani Rojas, Roy Kent, Sam Obisanya and Jamie Tartt will be part of the team’s squad in FIFA 23 and you can find and use AFC Richmond in the “Rest of the World” section of FIFA 23 when choosing a region from the team select page.
FIFA 23 is set to launch on September 30 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X & S, Xbox One, PC, Google Stadia and Nintendo Switch.