Ted Lasso could be heading to FIFA 23. In a tweet from the show’s official Apple TV+ account, the soccer coach, played by Emmy-winning actor Jason Sudeikis, is seen being digitally scanned , hinting that it is for an upcoming game. EA Sports FIFA then responded to the tweet with a side emoji, perhaps sealing the deal for the fictional manager’s appearance in the latest football simulation game. Additionally, a list of his club AFC Richmond briefly appeared on EA’s FIFA Rankings database, before being removed last week.
“Careful, Mario! You’re not the only pixelated man with a mustache who never knows where the tube takes him…,” the tweet read, poking fun at Lasso’s uncertain and haphazard career path. For the uninitiated, Ted Lasso is a sports comedy series, which follows an American football college coach, who is hired to coach a second-tier English football team, AFC Richmond. They are two different sports. Predictably, his arrival is met with skepticism, as he struggles to learn the sport and the culture around it. The show won four Emmys this year, including a second consecutive Outstanding Comedy Series.
Last week, leaks surfaced stating that fictional club AFC Richmond would be heading to FIFA 23. And while there was no team logo at the time, a new screenshot on Reddit confirms the club’s inclusion and that they may be available as a playable team. . Does that mean the rest Ted Lasso the cast of players is also scanned? That said, it looks like AFC Richmond players can also be transferred into your Ultimate Team or career mode.
Last month, EA Sports revealed that FIFA 23 would allow players to step into the shoes of world-renowned managers, as players choose from a template, built with their likeness in mind. Managers can be put in charge of their main clubs, transferred to another, or you can accept contracts for new opportunities. With the above Ted Lasso upcoming crossover, he could be seen stealing the show, as players use his role model as club managers.
The AFC Richmond screenshots weren’t the only thing leaked, as last month EA Sports accidentally made FIFA 23 briefly playable on Xbox consoles. Those who pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition were able to enter the game, take quick screenshots, and post them online. Access was soon disabled, but the damage was already done. Apart from the player ratings, the leak also revealed third kits for Liverpool FC and Atlético Madrid.
FIFA 23 will be released on September 30 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X. Purchasing the Ultimate Edition or subscribing to EA Play Pro gets you three-day early access starting September 27. EA Play is giving you limited access starting September 27. FIFA 23 Legacy Edition will be available on Nintendo Switch.