EA have revealed that the United States and Canadian box arts for FIFA 16 will both contain female football stars alongside Lionel Messi. The UK copy of FIFA will contain Messi and Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson.
Alex Morgan will feature on the US box cover, who plays for the national team and Portland Thorns FC. In 2012 she scored 28 goals and 21 assists, joining Mia Hamm as the only American women to score 20 goals and collect 20 assists in the same calendar year.
Meanwhile, on the Canadian box cover, Christine Sinclair of the Portland Thorns as well, will join Lionel Messi. She is the captain of Canada’s women’s national team, and has played in four world cups for her country, during a fifteen year football (soccer) career.
EA are adding 12 women’s international teams to the line-ups in Fifa 16, a first for the series, and a great sign of the times. While many may argue about their inclusion, I think it’s a brilliant effort on EA’s behalf, and hopefully leads to more women’s teams and clubs joining in the future.
Fifa 16 will be available on September 22nd for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC and mobile devices.