It has officially been confirmed that this year, everyone's favorite mustachioed American soccer coach will be making an appearance in the FIFA video game series. Following a bit of speculation in recent weeks, a new tweet from Ted Lasso himself teased the announcement on Tuesday, before EA guaranteed it Wednesday.
Look out, Mario! You're not the only pixelated man with a mustache who never knows where the tube is taking him… pic.twitter.com/sDIS9VPDmh— Ted Lasso (@TedLasso) September 20, 2022
He's proven he belongs in the game, now Ted Lasso and @AFCRichmond are playable in FIFA 23 starting September 30.
— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) September 21, 2022
It's time to BELIEVE. Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond will be a playable team in FIFA 23, in several different game modes including, kick-off, career mode and even Ultimate Team. Referencing Mario in his caption, Lasso appeared to be utilizing face scanning technology to create a video game likeness of himself. While he himself did not directly state what video game it was, EA Sports FIFA commented on the post essentially ensuring that in some way, Ted Lasso would be making an appearance of some kind in FIFA 23. The official confirmation came just a day later when EA Sports FIFA made an announcement video.
Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond are playable in FIFA 23 pic.twitter.com/zph6EfWCgV— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 21, 2022
"Our cast and crew work tremendously hard on this show... We look forward to our fans having the opportunity to play with, play as, and even play against their favorite AFC Richmond characters" - @jasonsudeikisTed Lasso FIFA 23 pic.twitter.com/oyjJ3XamVm
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) September 21, 2022
In Kick-Off, players will be able to use AFC Richmond and even play in the Greyhounds' home stadium, Nelson Road, and the club will also be playable in both Online Friendlies and Online Seasons. In Ultimate Team, AFC Richmond's jerseys, TIFOs and other accessories will be available through objectives and challenges. Players can also choose to play as Ted Lasso himself in Career Mode as well as use Ted or Coach Beard in Ultimate Team.
Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond will be in FIFA 23.The club will be usable across multiple game modes both online and offline pic.twitter.com/kzitCqI4YO
— B/R Football (@brfootball) September 21, 2022
How great will it be to hop into a transfer deal and hear Ted Lasso negotiating as he tries to sign Gio Reyna? Personally, we can't wait to see a cutscene in the infamous locker room or hear one of Ted's amazing speeches. It will be incredible to be able to play with the full squad including Sam Obisanya, Jamie Tartt and obviously Roy Kent because if there's anyone who deserves 99 aggression, it's definitely Roy Kent.