EA Sports have confirmed that fictional club AFC Richmond from the award-winning TV show Ted Lasso will be available in FIFA 23. Moreover, Ted Lasso himself will be available as a manager option in career mode.
Alongside the team itself, several notable players like Roy Kent, Dani Rojas, Jamie Jamie Tartt and Sam Obisanya will also be available in the game. The home stadium of AFC Richmond, Nelson Road, will also be featured in FIFA 23.
Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond confirmed for FIFA 23
Here is what Jason Sudeikis, who plays Ted Lasso on the screen, had to say:
“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. As long-time fans of EA SPORTS 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.”
FIFA 23 will be available worldwide on September 30, and those who pre-ordered the game will be able to play three days earlier, on September 27.