Sunday 18 February 2018

FIFA 16 to feature women's football for first time ever

EA Sports announce changes to next edition of the Fifa franchise to coincide with women's world cup

FIFA 16: in-game footage of England vs France
FIFA 16: in-game footage of England vs France

Tom Edwards

EA Sports have announced they will include women's football teams in their FIFA video game for the first time ever this year

 England's national side will be one of twelve international women's teams to feature on the latest title in the franchise, FIFA 16, which is released in September.

England captain Steph Houghton
England captain Steph Houghton

The landmark decision was taken to coincide with the women's World Cup, which kicks off in June

Other women's teams included on the game are Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and USA.

England women's captain Steph Houghton said: "The whole team are thrilled.

"It's a really exciting year for women's football with the forthcoming World Cup and to find out we will be included in FIFA for the first time is a special feeling.

"Hopefully it will help raise the profile of the women's game even further.

"Quite a few of us in the team play FIFA so I'm sure there will be a bit of banter about our ratings and a few extra competitive games while we're away in Canada…. I'm looking forward to scoring as myself for the first time!"

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