Like the old saying goes: To the victor go the spoils — and the “FIFA 16” cover. World Cup champion Alex Morgan was chosen to represent the United States on the U.S. cover of “FIFA 16,” alongside international soccer superstar Lionel Messi, as one of the first women to appear on an EA SPORTS FIFA cover.
Canadian women’s national team captain Christine Sinclair will be on the cover in Canada.
“Having women’s national teams in ‘FIFA 16’ will be great,” Messi says. “Alex and her team have accomplished something amazing for their country and the sport in the USA, and to share the cover with her is an honor.”
Not only will Morgan grace the cover of the U.S. version of the game, but for the first time ever, she and the U.S. national team will be featured in the game, along with 11 other women’s national soccer teams.
“It is an incredible honor to be one of the first women featured on the cover of EA SPORTS FIFA,” said Morgan in an EA SPORTS press release. “I know people all over the world play this game and I’m really excited that ‘FIFA 16’ is putting such an important spotlight on women’s soccer. And now to share the cover with today’s greatest player is surreal.”
“FIFA 16” will be available on Sept. 22, 2015, in North America, so plan on doing a whole bunch of nothing (but playing this game) that entire week.
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