FIFA 23 could include Ted Lasso AFC Richmond team in the game.
The fictional Greater London-based side is the subject of the Apple TV+ series, in which Lasso – a college football coach from the United States – is hired as a Premier League manager. In the first two series, AFC Richmond were relegated before gaining immediate promotion to the top tier.
Now the team seem to be rubbing shoulders with actual Premier League sides: Recently a list of Greyhounds briefly appeared on EA Fifa ratings database before being deleted.
A tweet from the official Lasso Twitter account (opens in a new tab) seems to have intensified the whispers. In the image, lead actor Jason Sudeikis poses for the Fifa the team’s facial capture platform, which recreates a person’s likeness for the game. Players are scanned into the platform for every game, while managers will also be scanned this time around.
“Watch out, Mario! You’re not the only pixelated man with a mustache who never knows where the tube is taking him,” the caption reads.
Last year there was an Easter egg in Soccer Coach 2022 for fans of the show. Managers were greeted with Lasso’s famous “Believe” sign in their locker room, which changed color depending on the team you’re leading.
Ted Lasso should return to Apple TV+ for a third season before the end of the year.