This week we learned that the unknown Wrexham AFC, a club that competes in the fifth league in England, is going to be part of FIFA 22, as one of the “Rest of the World” teams. In fact, the team will be the only one that does not belong to a top league.
Why did EA worry about signing a Welsh team from the fifth? Because it is the club that in February of this year the actors Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) and Rob McElhenney (Mystic Quest) bought, and since then it began to gain popularity in the country and the rest of the world.
The actors are even producing a reality show called Welcome to Wrexham, which already has two confirmed seasons on the FX network.
So don’t be surprised if a FIFA 22 ad starring Ryan Reynolds appears at some point.
On a more serious note, Electronic Arts also confirmed that they got the exclusivity of 14 teams from the Italian Serie-A for FIFA 22, which means that they will not appear under the real names on eFootball.
Obviously Konami still has the rights to Juventus, Atalanta, Lazio, Roma and already confirmed Napoli, but Electronic Arts with this agreement kept the rest of the league, which includes Inter, Milan, Fiorentina and several others.
FIFA 22 launches October 1 on consoles and PC