‘Ted Lasso’ Characters Fit Into EA Sports’ FIFA 23 Video Game

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Ted Lasso fans will soon be able to take their devotion to a new level: the hit Apple TV+ show – or rather, the fictional English football club AFC Richmond – will soon be a playable team in EA Sports’ FIFA 23 video game.

“I am truly lucky and extremely grateful to have had many special moments in my career thus far, and I consider this experience to be one of the best,” said Lasso himself, Jason Sudeikis, in a statement from EA. “As long time fans of EA Sports FIFA, it’s truly a dream come true for myself and the rest of the guys to include Ted Lasso and the entire AFC Richmond squad in the latest iteration of the game.”

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The popular video game series usually features real clubs, but the upcoming FIFA 23 will integrate the characters of Lasso, Coach Beard and players Jamie Tartt, Dani Rojas, Sam Obisanya, Roy Kent and Isaac McAdoo – as well as the club’s home ground, Nelson Road – in the action.

The video game also allows players to choose Lasso as a playable manager in Career Mode. Another option is to manage AFC Richmond by exchanging the club for the Premier League or any other playable Career Mode competition.

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Actor Brett Goldstein, who plays Roy Kent, said in the announcement: “It’s so f*cking cool to be in FIFA. Not sure if this will help dispel the CGI rumours, but f*** it, absolutely worth the effort.” (Goldstein was referring to the internet conspiracy theory that the Kent character is a CGI creation rather than played by a human actor).

FIFA 23 launches worldwide on September 30 for PlayStation5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, Stadia, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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See above and below for images of the game and a newly released trailer below.

AFC Richmond
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“Ted Lasso Stadium”
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