FIFA 22: EA removes all Russian teams from its football game

Following the Russian attack in Ukraine, EA announces a big decision. Russian teams and other clubs are banned from FIFA 22.

Image 1: FIFA 22: EA removes all Russian teams from its football gameFIFA 22 makes an unprecedented decision – Credit: Electronic Arts

The sanctions are linked against Russia. Its economy is precisely targeted. Among the major decisions, Apple decides to cut ties with the country and denounces the attack against Ukraine. And today, Electronic Arts joins the fight by announcing the removal of the Russian national team from FIFA 22. Note that in addition to this removal, the publisher reveals the removal of a Russian skin in Battlefield 2042. It is through a press release that the company shares the precise reasons for its decision for the game of football.

Russian national team and other teams banned from FIFA 22

Electronic Arts supports the people of Ukraine targeted by an unwarranted attack from Russia. The publisher announces that the Russian national team in FIFA 22. A big decision when you know that the country relies heavily on sport for its diplomatic relations. This is also one of the pivots of the policy pursued by Vladimir Putin. Recall that even in real life, Russian sportsmen are no longer welcome.

EA Sports stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and, like so many voices across the footballing world, calls for peace, an end to the invasion of Ukraine. In agreement with our partners at FIFA and UEFA, EA Sports is initiating a process to remove the Russian national team and all Russian clubs from EA Sports FIFA products. Including: FIFA 22, FIFA Mobile and FIFA Online. We are also actively evaluating changes to other games. We will keep our communities informed of any actions taken and we thank players for their patience while we work on these updates.

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In the last part of its press release, EA assures that other sports games will be affected by the withdrawal of Russian teams and athletes. Mykhalio Fedorov, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation, calls on PlayStation, Xbox and others to act. EA didn’t wait long!

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