It looks like Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond are coming to FIFA 23

If FIFA 23’s 700+ real-life football clubs aren’t enough, it looks like you’ll soon be able to toss a decidedly more imaginary one onto the pile, with all signs pointing to an appearance from Ted Lasso’s AFC Richmond in the game. of this year.

Hints of an impending crossover with the award-winning Apple TV+ comedy series first emerged last week, when a roster for AFC Richmond – the fictional London team managed by Ted Lasso on the show – briefly appeared on EA’s FIFA Rankings database before being removed.

It could have been the end, but now Ted Lasso’s official Twitter account has shared a picture showing what appears to be Ted Lasso actor Jason Sudeikis, albeit from behind, ensconced in the FIFA team’s facial capture rig – used to scan players’ real likenesses (and, for the first times this year, managers) for use in- game.

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“Watch out, Mario! You’re not the only pixelated man with a mustache who never knows where the tube is taking him,” reads the text accompanying the image. with a staring-eyed emoji, almost sealing the deal for a Ted Lasso cameo in this year’s FIFA 23.

All will be revealed when FIFA 23 launches for Ultimate Edition buyers on September 27 before its general release on September 30. Ted Lasso, for his part, should make a return to Apple TV+ for season 3 before the end of this year.