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This is awesome! FIFA videogames will feature women's teams

June 12, 2015 12:53 IST

USA's Sydney Leroux

USA's Sydney Leroux runs the ball to the center. Photograph: Brian Bahr/Getty Images

FIFA and official licensee Electronic Arts will feature Women’s national football teams for the first time in the game’s history. Twelve national teams will be playable in FIFA 16 (video game), which will be released in on September 22 onwards.

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USA's Alex Morgan celebrates. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and the United States of America will all be playable teams.

Germany's team

Germany's team. Photograph Courtesy: EA Sports

The women’s teams will represent their respective federations in several FIFA 16 game modes including Kick Off, an offline tournament, as well as Online Friendly Matches.

Megan Rapinoe

USA's Megan Rapinoe celebrates. Photograph: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The development was supported by a motion capture session at Electronic Arts Canada with four top players from United States women’s Team,  Sydney Leroux, Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, and Megan Rapinoe

Rediff Sports Desk