AFC Richmond, the fictional football team from Ted Lasso, is heading to FIFA 23.
You’ll be able to take control of the team — which made its debut on the Apple TV series — and lead them to glory across Career Mode, Kickoff, Online Friendlies, and Online Seasons.
On top of that, a number of AFC Richmond items including kits, Manager items, and other content will also be available to unlock across FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) and Pro Clubs.
Over in FIFA 23‘s career mode, Ted Lasso himself (and his moustache) will be available as a manager for the team.
If moustaches aren’t your thing, you can take a real-world manager or your own created character and use them to take control of AFC Richmond instead.
“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,” said Emmy Award-winner Jason Sudeikis.
“As long-time fans of 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.”
Emmy Award-winner Brett Goldstein, who plays AFC Richmond player Roy Kent, also had some words to share, most of them expletives: “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**k it, totally worth it.
“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 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, Stadia, PS4, and Xbox One on September 30. Early access for FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition begins on September 27, 2022.
Written by Kirk McKeand on behalf of GLHF.
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