Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond to appear in FIFA 23

Sean Walsh
Lasso will feature in the game
Lasso will feature in the game / EA Sports

EA Sports have confirmed that Emmy Award-winning show Ted Lasso will feature in FIFA 23.

AFC Richmond will be a playable team in kick-off, online friendlies, seasons and career mode, while other assets from the show will be available to unlock in Ultimate Team and pro clubs.

Title character Lasso, portrayed by acclaimed actor Jason Sudeikis, will also appear in the game and will be playable in career mode as either the manager of AFC Richmond or any other user-controlled side.

"I am truly fortunate, and deeply grateful, to have had many special moments in my career thus far, and I consider this experience among the best of them," Sudeikis said in a statement.

"As long-time fans of EA SPORTS FIFA, having Ted Lasso and the whole AFC Richmond squad incorporated into the newest version of the game is truly a dream come true for myself and the rest of the fellas. Our cast and crew work tremendously hard on this show, and we are flattered that it resonates with so many folks.

"We look forward to our fans having the opportunity to play with, play as, and even play against their
favourite AFC Richmond characters."

The likes of Roy Kent, Jamie Tartt, Sam Obisanya and Dani Rojas will all appear in AFC Richmond's squad, while their Nelson Road home stadium - a re-skin of Crystal Palace's Selhurst Park - is also in line to feature.

Brett Goldstein, who plays Kent, said: "It is so f***ing cool to be in FIFA. I’m not sure this is going to help dispel the CGI rumours but f*** it, totally worth it.

"I look forward to beating my nephew in a game with me as Roy Kent and him as Jamie Tartt. He’s gonna be furious."