Let’s Get Megan Rapinoe On The Cover Of FIFA 20
After claiming a FIFA Women’s World Cup winner’s medal, as well as the tournament’s Golden Boot and Golden Ball awards, there’s only one thing left for Megan Rapinoe to achieve this year: grace the cover of EA Sports’ upcoming FIFA 20.
It’s an idea that’s gaining steam, starting with a simple Twitter post from video game and entertainment media website IGN.
— IGN (@IGN) July 10, 2019
That’s rolled into a petition on Change.org that’s already been signed by over 1,000 people.
Getting a female footballer on the cover isn’t without precedent. Following the 2015 Women's World Cup, FIFA introduced women’s soccer into FIFA 16. On the cover of the American version of that game was Alex Morgan alongside Lionel Messi; the Canadian version featured Christine Sinclair beside Messi.
FIFA 20 will mark the fifth year of women’s football in the game, and there are rumors that, for the first time ever, the game will feature women’s club football. The latest edition of the franchise will also feature five-a-side street football and the ability to create your own customizable street footballer, male or female.
FIFA 19 recently launched a free content update that included 22 women’s national teams and the ability to play a FIFA Women’s World Cup Final at the Stade de Lyon in France with the official match ball, stadium dressing, ad boards and trophy celebration.