30 Jul 2021 10:49 AM +00:00

More Serie A teams will lose their identity in FIFA 22 this year

The official release of FIFA 22 is getting closer and closer, with various trailers being drip-fed to us.

Check out what we know so far about the FIFA 22 licenses, along with all the latest news below.

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Latest News - Gameplay Pitch Notes & Trailer

The new gameplay trailer and deep dive Pitch Notes have arrived, giving us another look at FIFA 22 in action.

You can watch the trailer down below now:

The Pitch Notes go over what the difference are between the PS4 and Xbox One versions are, how Hypermotion Technology works, and a lot more. You can check them out here.

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Release Date

The release date for EA's upcoming title has finally been revealed!

After months of speculation, EA has officially announced that FIFA 22 will be released on Friday, 1 October 2021.

Trailer

The official FIFA 22 trailer has finally been revealed!

The reveal trailer has got fans hyped for the upcoming release, featuring cover star Kylian Mbappe, along with top talents Trent Alexander-Arnold and Christian Pulisic.

The trailer gives us an idea of how EA will Hypermotion Technology to implement real-life player movements into FIFA 22 gameplay.

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Teams

FIFA’s biggest rival has been PES for a long time, and Konami has taken exclusive rights to Juventus and Roma in recent times.

While EA still holds the rights to the player names but losing Juventus, in particular, has been a significant blow to the franchise.

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FRESH LOOK - Inter have a brand new kit out now on FIFA 21

EA did not take it lightly though and signed both Milan clubs to long-term exclusive deals.

With Napoli and Atalanta now joining the exclusive ranks on Konami, how will EA respond this time?

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Napoli leaving FIFA

The first bit of news about licenses this year was bad for FIFA, with Italian club Napoli on their way out.

Napoli has signed an exclusive deal with Konami, meaning the club will no longer appear on FIFA.

The deal is effective immediately, although exclusivity does not kick in until the 2022/23 season, so Napoli should still feature on FIFA 22.

Another one bites the dust

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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GENERIC - Another unlicensed kit will be added to 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.

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

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National Teams

There are plenty of fans around the world who want to see their national teams represented on FIFA.

As ever, FIFPlay is running a poll to see which national teams the fans want to see most, and so far, Iran is the standout favourites!

There are some higher-ranked nations absent though, with World Cup runners-up Croatia the biggest to be completely missing from the FIFA roster.

Brazil are a unique case though, as they remain in the game but their squad is filled with generic players. We would love this rectified when FIFA 22 comes out later in the year.

Leagues

Will we see any new leagues arrive in FIFA 22 later this year?

We certainly hope so, especially as we only lost leagues last year.

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BIG SHOW - The Premier League is the jewel in EA's crown

We want the Brazilian league back. Any new league is always exciting, but the Brazilian league is a real miss, especially when it remains in the game with generic players.

The FIFPlay vote for new leagues sees the Greek League as a surprise leader, followed by the Hungarian league.

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Stadiums

Barcelona's Camp Nou, Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena and Juventus's Allianz Stadium are all exclusive to Konami and PES - so what can EA add or reclaim for FIFA 22?

Promoted clubs from the Championship, like Leeds last year, will see their stadiums appear in FIFA 22 thanks to EA's relationship with the Premier League.

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BOUNCING - Elland Road was a welcome addition to FIFA 21

It's almost a shoo-in that Norwich and Watford will be promoted, but their stadiums are already in FIFA 21.

The same can be said for Swansea's Liberty Stadium - but Brentford - who lost in the Play-Off Final last year, are in the running once again, along with the likes of Barnsley and Reading.

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