FIFA 23 Juventus: Italian giants CONFIRMED for return

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FIFA 23 is fast approaching, with news and rumours about the next game coming thick and fast.

With the Ultimate Edition and Standard Edition covers unveiled, the reveal trailer live, and the first details regarding new innovations listed, EA has another announcement to make.

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Juventus are returning in FIFA 23, so check out all the latest details surrounding the deal below.

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Welcome Back, Old Friend!

There had been plenty of rumours spreading around, and now EA has officially confirmed it - Juventus will be BACK in FIFA 23!

The Old Lady has been absent from the title for a few years now, with Konami holding the rights to the Italian giants.

This has left us having to use Piemonte Calcio in a generic kit, taking away from the authenticity of the game.

However, now that Juve has returned, so will their iconic black and white strip, as will the mighty Allianz Stadium.

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Praising Players

In celebration of Juventus returning in FIFA 23 a couple of their star players will be highlighted in the game.

New signing Dusan Vlahovic is becoming an ambassador, joining the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Trent Alexander-Arnold to represent the game.

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STAR POWER - Vlahovic becomes the latest to take up an ambassador role

Club legend Claudio Marchisio will also return to the game, coming as a FUT Heroes item.

We know that means he will also gain an upgraded FIFA World Cup FUT Heroes version in November.

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Turbulent Times

Although the return of Juventus is a great thing, there are still many issues with Serie A in FIFA 23.

Despite having an exclusive deal with the league, that doesn't give rights to use authentic kits and stadiums for all the clubs.

EA's exclusive partnership with AC Milan is ending this summer, and while the current title holders will remain in the game, the door is open for Konami to swoop in with another exclusive deal.

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RIPiemonte - No more vile generic kits for the Old Lady

Several other top Serie A clubs have already jumped ship, with Napoli making the switch so they won't have their licensed badge, kit, or name in FIFA 23.

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Atalanta, Lazio, and Roma are all exclusive to Konami's franchise, forcing EA to change the names of the clubs to Bergamo Calcio, Latium, and Roma FC respectively.

Newly promoted AC Monza also have a deal with Konami, although we don't yet know if it is exclusive and will therefore affect their identity in FIFA 23.

Konami Confirmation

We have known for a while that the exclusive deal between Juventus and eFootball was coming to an end, meaning they would become available to be officially licensed in other games such as Football Manager and FIFA.

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END OF AN ERA - The Piemonte Calcio reign is over

Juve will still remain in eFootball on both console and mobile versions, however, they can now appear in many other games too, with EA potentially looking to tie them down to an exclusivity deal in the future.