Ted Lasso and his soccer team are officially members of FIFA 23

Ted Lasso and his soccer team are officially members of FIFA 23 ...

Ted Lasso is in FIFA 23. So are Sam Obisanya, Dani Rojas, and the rest of AFC Richmond, the fictional English football club in Apple TV Plus Emmy-winning comedy-drama.

On Wednesday, Electronic Arts and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced the global best-seller for EA Sports, which is a lot more robust than previous speculation. Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) is available as a manager for AFC Richmond or any other side. Players may also join AFC Richmond in Career, playing in any league they wish.

FIFA 23 will include even Richmond's fictional home stadium, Nelson Road (which, in real life, is Crystal Palaces Selhurst Park), as well as the Greyhounds' roster in the Kickoff (one-off matches), Online Friendslies, and Online Seasons modes.

Brett Goldstein, who plays Kent in the famously foul-mouthed Kent, said in a statement that was censored by EA rather than us. Im not sure this will help dispel the CGI rumors but, f*** it, it is totally worth it.

Goldstein is referring to a bizarre Internet conspiracy theory/meme that states that Roy Kent is completely a CGI creation and that his actor does not exist (For the record, Goldstein has stated that he is a completely real, normal, human guy who does normal, human, basic things, like rendering and buffering).

Goldstein said he expects my nephew to beat me in a game with him as Roy Kent and him as Jamie Tartt. He will be irritated. Though Kent retired from Richmond and became a (foul-mouthed) analyst for Sky Sports in Ted Lasso season 2, he will be on their starting eleven in FIFA 23.

Jason Sudeikis, Lasso's brother, said he loves the EA Sports soccer franchise and said it is a "dream come true for me and the rest of the dudes."

Our cast and crew are hard at work on this program, and we are surprised that it resonates with so many people, according to Sudeikis. We look forward to having our fans experience, play with, and even compete against, their favorite AFC Richmond characters.

Additional AFC Richmond content will be available in the Football Ultimate Team and Pro Clubs modes, including, yes, manager items for both Lasso and Coach Beard. Players will be able to outfit their virtual sides in Richmond outfits, play at Nelson Road, and hang Greyhound banners and tifos in the seats.

Players and supporters have previously mended the club in career mode or made homages to Sudeikis in career roles, but this will be the first time AFC Richmond will appear in the series main lineup of clubs.

Ted Lasso and his cast won Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 12, out of 20 nominees overall.

FIFA 23 will be released on Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X on September 27, 2022. Some features on current-generation versions are not available on other platforms.