FIFA 16 Game To Feature Women’s Football Teams For The Very First Time (Photos & Video)

By Chris Wright


Well, well. Here’s a bit of cool news. EA Sports have announced that FIFA 16 is going to be the first ever version of the game to feature women’s football teams.

As such, 12 of the most prominent women’s international sides are to be included in the game, including 2015 World Cup hosts Canada along with the likes of England, USA, Brazil, Germany and Spain.


EA Sports have confirmed the regular first XI of each squad (along with a few select reserve players) have been facially scanned to ensure that realistic versions of top players like Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, Christine Sinclair, Marta et al will be featured within the game.

Here’s the official trailer…

Vice-president and general manager of the FIFA series, David Rutter, said thus:

“It’s been in the pipeline for a few years, and really it was just a case of making sure that the game was in a good enough state for it the work properly.”

“We needed to have tools and technology in place that could differentiate between men and women.

“Plus, we had to factor in the time and effort required for travelling around the world to scan faces and heads, record motion capture, etc. It’s been on the to-do list for a while.”

Lovely stuff, though FIFA 16 isn’t going to be the first game to include female players, far from it.

Indeed, as far as we’re aware, that particular honour goes to this timeless piece of gaming greatness…


At least, we think that’s supposed to be a woman…

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  1. Chris says:

    What took so long? bout time we acknowledged female sport a bit more.

  2. itfcjosh says:

    On a totally unrelated note, I have thought FIFA would be better if the atmosphere was more realistic. Like proper trophy presentations, proper warm ups, laps of honour and shirt swapping. Yeah, I think shirt swapping would really add something this year

  3. Mr. Chopper says:

    Well, we managed to last one whole comment before it turned to misogyny. Well done, everyone. On a brighter note, what are the chances of allowing mixed teams?

  4. One Man Went to Mow says:

    Wow, guess they have finally run out of ideas.

    @Mr. Chopper, I see no misogyny here. I’d also say mixed teams in football are about as likely as a mixed 100m at the next Olympics. There is no competition.

  5. JLBK says:

    Can’t wait to play as the USWNT’s “platinum blonde Messi”, Megan Rapinoe!

  6. Dan says:

    Yeah, piss off @itfcjosh.

    Also, if you’re going to be a sexist bastard, try not sound the like the kind of sad sack who gets turned on by CGI…

  7. David Hoffenheim says:

    They’ll need to change the way they rank the teams to include women. Maybe negative stars or something like that

  8. Zak says:

    Will be interesting to see what stats they give to these female players. would be difficult (and potentially offesive?) to score them relative to the men. I wouldnt expect them to be any better than a championship side at most

  9. Tyrone says:

    I honestly can’t wait to punk people who spam Real Madrid etc. with one of these teams. Good move by EA though, esp with more girls & women playing video games than previously was the case.

  10. ToonArmyTX says:

    Wow David Hoffenheim, that’s the most asinine comment I’ve ever seen on here. By a truly wide margin. You must be a truly miserable mother’s-basement dwelling troll

  11. Terry Shedingham says:

    @Zak “I wouldnt expect them to be any better than a championship side at most”

    Even then, you’re way overrating female players. On Youtube, look up the Strongbow-sponsored event on in Brazil last year where a Chris Kamara-managed amateur male side from Portsmouth thrashed the female Brazil team.

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