Following speculation from an earlier tweet from the Ted Lasso account, EA has confirmed that the fictional manager played by Jason Sudeikis will feature in the game.
Ted Lasso, Coach Beard, and the biggest stars of the AFC Richmond squad including Jamie Tartt, Dani Rojas, Sam Obisanya, Roy Kent, and Isaac McAdoo will all be included in FIFA 23, along with Nelson Road–the club’s home ground.
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Lasso will be a playable manager in Career Mode, or you can manage AFC Richmond by swapping them into the Premier League or any other playable Career Mode league.
In Ultimate Team, players will be able to use the AFC Richmond kits, as well as being able to select Ted Lasso or Coach Beard as your club’s manager. All AFC Richmond content in FUT will be available through objectives and challenges according to EA.
FIFA 23 will first be officially available to the public on September 27, three days before the full release on September 30.
This year’s version of the game will include a refreshed chemistry system, a new FUT Moments mode and a wider representation of women’s football.
Marvel and EA will collaborate on a series of special Hero items that will feature comic book-style graphics of some of football’s biggest cult heroes. These items will launch in conjunction with the World Cup which takes place this winter.