FIFA 23 - EA secure ENTIRE new league license

Following the well-documented split between EA Sports and FIFA, EA will now have to compete with the football organisation as well as Konami as they battle it out to secure certain licenses for their new game.

Fans of the footballing sim have been fretting on social media about the potential loss of rights to competitors, but it looks like EA has everything under control.

EA Sports has secured a deal to add a whole new league to FIFA 23, which we assume will carry over to EA Sports FC 24.

New league incoming

As Tom Henderson reported for Insider Gaming, a whole new league is set to be added to FIFA 23, as EA has secured the rights to yet another top-flight division.

The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) is the league in question.

The National Women's Soccer League is the United States' top-flight women's soccer league.

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According to Insider Gaming, the NWSL could be added to FIFA 23 as early as Tuesday, 14 March 2023.

You can expect the following NWSL teams to feature in FIFA 23 soon:

  • OL Reign
  • Portland Thorns FC
  • San Diego Wave FC
  • Houston Dash
  • Kansas City Current
  • Chicago Red Stars
  • North Carolina Courage
  • Angel City FC
  • Racing Louisville FC
  • Orlando Pride
  • Washington Spirit
  • Gotham FC

Women's football in FIFA 23

This year, Chelsea's Sam Kerr made history as the first female player to feature on a global FIFA cover.

Kerr was pictured next to Kylian Mbappe on the cover of the Ultimate Edition of FIFA 23, as you can see below.

FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition Cover
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Women's club football arrived for the first time in FIFA 23, with the WSL and Div 1 Arkema featuring in this year's game.

EA previously provided the following statement:

"Play as women’s club teams for the first time in EA SPORTS FIFA history as the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and Division 1 Arkema come to FIFA 23 at launch. Plus, enjoy dedicated HyperMotion2 capture that powers the women’s game to make female players move authentically in FIFA 23. Gameplay - A new risk versus reward shooting mechanic, refreshed free kicks, penalties and corners, and more realistic physics bring the variety of football to The World's Game."

Every single confirmed Women's Club side in FIFA 23 is:

  • Arsenal
  • Aston Villa
  • Brighton
  • Chelsea
  • Everton
  • Leicester City
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester City
  • Manchester United
  • Reading
  • Tottenham
  • West Ham
  • Bordeaux
  • Dijon
  • Fleury
  • Guingamp
  • Lyon
  • Montpellier
  • Paris FC
  • PSG
  • Reims
  • Saint-Etienne
  • Soyaux
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