EA Sports and Lega Serie A have today announced a brand-new partnership which will begin in FIFA 22, exclusively giving EA Sports the licensing to 14 of the teams in Serie A.
The partnership between EA Sports and Serie A includes exclusive rights to Serie A activations, including the authentic integration of Serie A into the FUT Team of the Week and FUT Serie A Team Of The Season.
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EA SPORTS has also been named as the Title Sponsor and Partner of Supercoppa Italiana which will be renamed the EA SPORTS Supercup, beginning with the 2022-23 season. The partnership means that FIFA will now include 37 licensed leagues in FIFA 22 as well as the 700+ playable teams from around the world.
Excitingly, the partnership will also provide the ultimate Lega Serie A gaming experience with the eSports competition eSerie A TIM, which will be exclusively played in EA SPORTS FIFA.
FIFA has always had a rich collection of Serie A icons, with the likes of Paolo Maldini, Kaka, Ronaldo, Ruud Gullit, Juan Sebastian Veron, Roberto Baggio and many others all being in the game for a number of years, and new FUT Heroes Diego Milito, Antonio Di Natale and Ivan Cordoba are ll representing Serie A in FIFA 22.
So, what does the new partnership mean for FIFA 22? Below is all you need to know about EA Sports’ partnership with Serie A, courtesy of the EA Sports official website.
Which Serie A Clubs will be authentically integrated into FIFA 22?
The 16 clubs that will be authentically integrated into FIFA 22 are Bologna F.C. 1909, Cagliari Calcio, Empoli F.C., ACF Fiorentina, Genoa C.F.C., Hellas Verona F.C., FC Internazionale Milano, A.C. Milan, S.S.C. Napoli, U.S. Salernitana 1919, U.C. Sampdoria, U.S. Sassuolo Calcio, Spezia Calcio, Torino F.C., Udinese Calcio, and Venezia F.C..
These clubs will have authentic team names, crests, kits, and squads throughout FIFA 22.
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So how will Serie A Clubs that aren’t authentically integrated into FIFA 22 be represented?
FIFA 22 will include Piemonte Calcio, Bergamo Calcio, Latium, and Roma FC in Serie A. The names and likenesses of authentic players from all 20 Serie A clubs will continue to be playable throughout FIFA 22.
What does this mean for FIFA 22 Ultimate Team?
For the first time in FUT 22, we’re excited to recognise the winner of the Serie A Player of the Month award with a special boosted FIFA Ultimate Team player item to reflect their performances that month.
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Serie A players from all 20 clubs will continue to be included in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team. Serie A teams with authentic integration in FIFA 22 will have their authentic kits and crests as club customisation items in FUT 22, whereas Piemonte Calcio, Bergamo Calcio, Latium, and Roma FC will have original kits and crests as club customisation items.
Juventus (Piemonte Calcio), Atalanta (Bergamo Calcio), Lazio (Latium), and AS Roma (Roma FC), are the four teams who won’t be licensed to FIFA 22 due to their licensing agreements with Konami’s eFootball, previously known as Pro Evoloution Soccer (PES).
FIFA 22 will be released in the UK and worldwide on Friday, October 1, 2021. The Standard Edition of FIFA 22 will follow the worldwide release date, however, due to the four-day early access available with the Ultimate Edition, you can play the game from Monday, September 27th, 2021..
Powered by Football, EA SPORTS FIFA 22 brings the game even closer to the real thing with a new season of innovation across every mode and groundbreaking next-gen HyperMotion gameplay technology on PlayStation5 that elevates every moment of the match.