Who needs the Premier League when you compete in EA Sports’ hit FIFA franchise?
In the coming FIFA 23 game, available September 30, players will take control of AFC Richmond – the fictional team in Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso — and their affable coach, played by Jason Sudeikis. Fan-favorite characters such as Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein), Jamie Tartt (Phil Dunster), Sam Obisanya (Toheeb Jimoh), and Dani Rojas (Cristo Fernández) will all be players on FIFA 23′the AFC Richmond team.
The club will be available for selection in the career mode, kick-off, online friendlies and online season in the game. FIFA players can select Sudeikis’ Lasso as Richmond’s manager or see how he fares coaching another football club in the FIFA 23 universe; they can also create their own player to join the Greyhounds and their Ted Lasso fantasies.
AFC Richmond’s Nelson Road Stadium and others Lasso-related special content also appears in the latest FIFA entry.
“I am really lucky and very grateful to have had many special moments in my career so far, and I consider this experience to be one of the best,” said Jason Sudeikis. “As long-time fans of EA Sports FIFA, it’s truly a dream come true for myself and the rest of the guys to integrate Ted Lasso and the entire AFC Richmond squad into the latest version of the game. Our cast and crew are working extremely hard on this show, and we’re flattered that it appeals to so many people. We look forward to giving our fans the opportunity to play with, play as and even play against their favorite AFC Richmond characters.”
Ted Lasso, which won Best Comedy at the 2022 Emmys, is currently in production for Season 3.
Watch the trailer below, featuring plenty of cameos from the Lasso universe.