26 May 2021 10:21 AM +00:00

EA loses FOURTH Serie A club licence ahead of FIFA 22

It could be panic stations at EA ahead of FIFA 22, with a fourth Serie A club licence being lost to rivals Konami and PES in the space of three seasons.

Atalanta, who have ripped up the script in both Italy and Europe in recent seasons, will become an exclusive partner with Pro Evo from the 2021/22 season.

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Despite securing city rivals AC Milan and Inter Milan last season, you can't help but feel EA is struggling to keep hold of Italian licences in the FIFA franchise.

It started with Juventus for PES 2020 - with EA having to change the club's name to Piemonte Calcio for FIFA 20.

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AS Roma was the next domino to fall, with the club called Roma FC in FIFA 21.

Two further licences have now been lost, with Napoli becoming exclusive to Konami from the 2022/23 season, and now Atalanta.

What will Atalanta be called in FIFA 22?

We would imagine Atalanta will be named after its location in FIFA 22 - either the city of Bergamo or the region of Lombardy.

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Atalanta's full name is Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio Societa per Azioni - so any chance of a Bergamo Calcio looks unlikely.

We like the sound of Bergamo CF or SSC Lombardia to give them that true European feel.

What about the Champions League?

Atalanta have qualified for the Champions League for the third season running, but despite having the UEFA club competition licences, you still won't see the club in its full glory on FIFA 22.

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With the inclusion of the Europa Conference League next season, this means that five of the seven Italian clubs who have qualified for Europe have partnerships with Konami.

Lazio is not exclusive to Pro Evo, but does have a partnership agreement with them - but the way things are going, an exclusive deal for Le Aquile only looks to be a matter of time.

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