Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond to Feature in FIFA 23

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Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond to Feature in FIFA 23

Ted Lasso has arrived in FIFA 23 alongside his AFC Richmond squad.

EA Sports have been known to keep the FIFA series serious, with limited customization options for years until the most recent addition of Volta. However, they’re switching it up this year, with fictional team AFC Richmond from Apple TV’s show Ted Lasso being a playable team in FIFA 23. 

Fans will be able to authentically take control of their AFC Richmond across multiple game modes including Career Mode, Kickoff, Online Friendlies, and Online Seasons. Several AFC Richmond items, including kits, tifos, Manager items, and other content, will also be available to unlock across FIFA Ultimate Team and Pro Clubs where applicable.

Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond go digital

“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 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.”

The AFC Richmond team will be available in the “Rest of World” category, with all of the fan's favorite players, such as Roy Kent and Sam Obisanya, available in the squad.

“It is so f***ing cool to be in FIFA. I’m not sure this is going to help dispel the CGI rumors but f*** it, totally worth it,” said Emmy Award-winner Brett Goldstein, who plays AFC Richmond player Roy Kent. “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.”

EA Sports FIFA vice president of brand David Jackson, added: “In a short time and with limited prior experience, Ted Lasso has become a cultural phenomenon, bringing the passion of football and the power of belief to life for millions of fans across the globe. We’re thrilled to welcome both Ted and AFC Richmond to FIFA 23.”

FIFA 23 Launches on September 30th across all platforms, with Ted Lasso’s AFC Richmond available from day one. Don't get left behind. Learn about the new Chemistry System ahead of the FIFA 23 launch. 

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Charlie "MiniTates" Cater has been an esports writer since May 2020, specialising in Call of Duty. He is also a University Student studying esports.