Electronic Arts has confirmed that Ted Lasso, the main character of the Apple TV+ series, and his club AFC Richmond are playable in FIFA 23. The manager and the football club will be available immediately upon the release of the football game on September 30.
The comedy series Ted Lasso is about an American football coach who is hired to coach an English football team. In addition to Ted Lasso and Coach Beard, AFC Richmond footballers are also available, including Jamie Tartt, Dani Rojas, Sam Obisanya, Roy Kent and Isaac McAdoo. In addition, the stadium on Nelson Road can be selected as a playing field, writes EA.
Ted Lasso and his team are playable in Career Mode, Kick-Off, Online Friendlies and Online Seasons modes. In addition, EA says there are a number of AFC Richmond items that can be unlocked in FIFA Ultimate Team and Pro Clubs, including kits, tifos and Manager items.
FIFA 23 will be released on September 30. It will be the last football game that EA will release under the name FIFA, because the football association of the same name wants to work with other developers. However, EA will continue to make and release the football games, but they will be renamed EA Sports FC from next year.