Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond Join the FIFA 23 Roster

If you believe, anything is possible. That includes Jason Sudekis joining FIFA 23 as Ted Lasso along with the guys over at AFC Richmond.

EA Sports made the announcement this week as we inch closer to the Sept. 30 release date of FIFA 23 on PlayStation and Xbox consoles, PC and Stadia. Early access begins Sept. 27.

“Jason Sudeikis’ beloved Ted Lasso will be available as a selectable manager of AFC Richmond in Career Mode, as fans can play as their favorite mustachioed manager running the show for AFC Richmond or any team of their choosing. Players can also create their own Manager or select a real-world licensed manager to take control of AFC Richmond, or create a Player and join the AFC Richmond squad in a league of their choosing,” a press release said.

EA Sports said fans will also be able to play as AFC Richmond as part of the ‘Rest of The World’ league in Kick Off, Online Friendlies and Online Seasons with Roy Kent, Jamie Tartt, Sam Obisanya, and Dani Rojas all featuring as part of the Greyhounds’ squad. AFC Richmond’s iconic home stadium, Nelson Road, will also feature in FIFA 23.

“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,” Jason Sudeikis said in the press release. “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.”

My only question is, will we get chants? Because apparently Roy Kent really is every f**king where.

“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*** it, totally worth it,” Brett Goldstein, who plays AFC Richmond player Roy Kent said in the press release. “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.”


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