Meanwhile, David Pekush, senior manager of North America marketing for EA SPORTS, declared that when they came to know about Women’s National Teams joining FIFA 16, they immediately understood that Christine and Alex would be the perfect cover athletes, considering their respective accomplishments and what they represent for various countries and the sport of female soccer.
After USWNT’s World Cup victory, fans made an online petition in order to convince EA to place the team on the FIFA 16 cover. At the same time, EA also lets the fans vote on female and male players to be showcased on the regional variants of this game.
Alex Morgan is fresh off her dominant run in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. Recently, US defeated Japan in order to win the tournament for the first time since 1999. Alex Morgan heroically played through the entire tournament while suffering from a knee injury. She still managed to score against Columbia in the quarterfinal match of her team.
With women football players being featured on the various covers for FIFA, this is a major move from the company in order to promote gender equality and the fans seem to love this. What are your opinions on this new development? Do you still see FIFA like you used to before? Does this new feature excite you? Share your opinions in the comments section below!
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