AFC Richmond’s mustachioed football coach will make his debut in the upcoming FIFA video game.
WASHINGTON — Characters from the Emmy-winning comedy series “Ted Lasso” are joining the world of video games.
The mustachioed football coach of fictional team AFC Richmond will be on the pitch in the upcoming FIFA 23, EA SPORTS announced on Wednesday.
Starting on September 30, fans will be able to play as any of the AFC Richmond players and even compete at Nelson Road, the show’s mock football stadium.
Players of the video game can use Ted Lasso, played by Jason Sudeikis in the TV show, as the manager of AFC Richmond or any other team in the game.
“I have been truly fortunate and very grateful to have had many special moments in my career, and I consider this experience to be one of the best,” Sudeikis said in a press release.
EA SPORTS FIFA released a special trailer on Wednesday that showcases animated versions of Roy Kent, played by Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso and other footballers from the show.
“In a short time and with limited previous experience, Ted Lasso has become a cultural phenomenon, bringing to life the passion for soccer and the power of belief for millions of fans around the world,” said David Jackson, EA SPORTS Brand Vice President. FIFA, in a press release. “We are very excited to welcome Ted and AFC Richmond to FIFA 23.”
The Apple TV+ comedy series won big at the Primetime Emmy Awards last week, with Sudeikis winning his second consecutive trophy for his role as the unlikely American coach of AFC Richmond. This year, Ted Lasso received more than 20 Emmy nominations.
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