Today EA announced that Alex Morgan and Christine Sinclair, members of the championship-winning American Women’s National Soccer Team and Canadian National team respectively, will grace the cover of FIFA 16 in North America. This will mark the first time in FIFA series history that a woman had appeared on the game’s cover though each of the two will share the cover with male superstar Lionel Messi.
“It is an incredible honor to be one of the first women featured on the cover of EA SPORTS FIFA,” said Morgan. “I know people all over the world play this game and I’m really excited that FIFA 16 is putting such an important spotlight on women’s soccer. And now to share the cover with today’s greatest player is surreal.”[gss ids=”19385,19377″]
FIFA 16 allows players for the first time to take control of women’s nation soccer teams and pit them against one another in such modes as Kick Off, offline tournament, and Online Friendlies, though the women’s teams can only be played against other women’s teams regardless of mode of play.
“This year’s World Cup showcased the unbelievable talent and skill in women’s soccer,” said Sinclair. “I’m thrilled that EA SPORTS is celebrating female athletes in FIFA 16. To be featured in the game and to promote women’s soccer with Alex is really special and another exciting step for women in sports.”
FIFA 16 lands in America on September 22nd on most major gaming consoles and PC.
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