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Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond are officially in FIFA 23

Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond are officially in FIFA 23
FIFA 23, Ted Lasso trailer
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Ted Lasso is Apple TV’s biggest hit to date, picking up countless Emmys for its wholesome take on the fish-out-of-water American football manager.

Now, it appears that the moustachioed character will be taking over the football world again, as he and his team are going to be in FIFA 23.

On the official Ted Lasso Twitter page on Tuesday, an image of Jason Sudeikis’s character can be seen facing an elaborate camera rig, commonly used to capture the likeness of actors featured in videogames (or athletes, in FIFA’s case).

The caption read (in character as Ted Lasso): “Look out, Mario! You're not the only pixelated man with a mustache who never knows where the tube is taking him…”

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If there was any doubt about Ted’s upcoming appearance in a videogame series, then the reply from the official FIFA Twitter page would kick all doubt “into touch”, as Ted would say.

FIFA fans are clearly excited to play as Ted Lasso as well as lead AFC Richmond to glory, with players such as Jamie Tart, Roy Kent or Sam Obisanya in career mode, and perhaps even FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT).

On Wednesday afternoon an elaborate trailer, featuring Ian Wright, Wayne Rooney and Jack Grealish as well as a few characters from the show, was released to announce the inclusion of Lasso and Richmond in the game.

On the EA Sports website, it was confirmed that Lasso will be a playable manager in Career Mode. AFC Richmond will also be available in Career Mode, Kick-Off, Online Friendlies, and Online Seasons, and The Greyhounds’ Nelson Road home stadium will also be included.

They added: "FIFA 23 Ultimate Team™, you’ll be able to show your love for AFC Richmond with a series of customisation items including authentic kits and TIFOs, as well as being able to find and select Ted Lasso or Coach Beard as your club’s manager. All AFC Richmond content in FUT will be available through objectives and challenges."

FIFA 23 is released on 27th September.

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