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EA SPORTS™ FIFA 16 Features Women's National Teams by Alex Young

EA SPORTS™ FIFA video game franchise achieves tremendous success because it unites the diverse, varied, and passionate world soccer community. While soccer itself is a universal language, the video game is too. Kids in dorm rooms try their hand at the Real Madrid-FC Barcelona rivalry, fans in London control Chelsea on the pitch of Stamford Bridge to a Premier League cup, and World Cup season inspires youths across the globe to take their country to glory. FIFA's World Cup is without a doubt the most popular sporting event in the world; the Women's World Cup is gaining prominence thanks to riveting competition and big market success from the Americans led by Abby Wambach and heartthrob Alex Morgan. With the 2015 tournament eight days away, EA SPORTS™ capitalizes on the hype announcing FIFA 16 will feature 12 Women's national teams for the first time in the game's history. The squads include: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and the United States of America (why is defending champ Japan not featured?). Ensuring FIFA's authenticity is continued for the female counterparts, USWNT players Megan Rapinoe and Sydney Leroux (aka Bae), along with Abby and Alex participated in a motion capture session at EA Canada. The game will feature new walks, runs, sprints, and horizontal movements. Along with the news came a trailer on YouTube that features female players working off EA SPORTS™ motto "It's in the game," declaring, "We're in the game." Be a part of history and purchase FIFA 16 September 25 and catch the 2015 Women's World Cup June 6 to July 5. Read the official press release from FIFA here.