Russian teams removed from the game by EA

Russian teams removed from the game by EA

The American publisher Electronic Arts announced the withdrawal of national football teams, as well as clubs russian football, games from its famous sports franchise Fifa on consoles and mobiles. This decision was made in direct reaction to the invasion of Ukraine by Russian army forces.

Russian teams persona non grata on FIFA

It’s on his account Twitter that EA announced the news in a simple press release. The withdrawal would still be in progress, without further information as to its final date: “ EA Sports stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and like many other voices in the world of football, calls for peace and an end to the invasion of Ukraine. In IEIAO with our partners at FIFA and UEFA, EA Sports has started removing the national team as well as Russian clubs from EA Sports FIFA games including: FIFA 22, FIFA Mobile and FIFA Online. We are also evaluating additional changes to other parts of our games.

No details were given as to the additional changes mentioned at the end of the press release. Another franchise of the American publisher is also affected by these withdrawals: the ice hockey simulation NHL. His latest episode, NFL 22, will also see its national teams and Russian and Belarusian clubs withdrawn from play, with no return date announced. It is not yet known when these teams will return to their respective games or if their presence is assured for the next games. FIFA 23 and NHL 23 future.

As detailed in the statement, the action taken by Electronic Arts reflects other decisions taken by international bodies FIFA and UEFA. Thus, their respective committees announced a ban on Russian national and club football teams from participating in FIFA and UEFA competitions until further notice. It is not yet known whether this decision will be continued until the start of the World Cup scheduled for next December.

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