The Apple TV show Ted Lasso has proven to be one of the most popular and beloved series of recent years, introducing viewers to a lovable cast of characters whose lives and storylines largely revolve around the fictional English Premier League football club, AFC Richmond. During its first two seasons, the series has won numerous awards, including the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2021 and 2022, with several of its actors — including Jason Sudeikis, Brett Goldstein, and Hannah Waddingham — taking home awards for original performances. utilities, Ted Lasso reaches a new realm: video games.
EA Sports today announced that Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond have joined the FIFA 23 squad list. Lasso will be joined on the sidelines by Coach Beard, with the field populated by some of the team’s biggest stars such as Jamie Tartt, Roy Kent, Dani Rojas, Sam Obisanya and Isaac McAdoo. While the likenesses of the actors are included in the product, EA Sports has not indicated whether we will hear Jamie Tartt and Roy Kent’s signature chants (although it seems questionable, as Roy Kent’s chants would likely raise the ESRB rating to M for adult).
Regardless of that fact, you can play matches at AFC Richmond’s home ground, Nelson Road, and even take control of Coach Lasso or AFC Richmond through Career Mode. AFC Richmond is also playable in Kick-Off, Online Friendlies and Online Seasons. FIFA 23 Ultimate Team also adds several AFC Richmond customization items, including kits, TIFOs, and the option to select Ted Lasso or Coach Beard as your FUT club manager. All AFC Richmond content in FUT is available through Objectives and Challenges.
You can see Ted Lasso and the AFC Richmond squad in action via the trailer below.
FIFA 23 arrives September 30 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4. Xbox One, PC and Stadia.