FIFA 23 Licenses: European giants CONFIRMED to return this year

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There is still plenty of time before the release of FIFA 23, but work will already be going on behind the scenes ahead of the new game.

New leagues, teams, and stadiums are always exciting in any edition of the game, and we could see a few more added to the franchise later this year.

Keep reading for all you need to know about the FIFA 23 Licenses.

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Latest - Juventus CONFIRMED

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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Release Date

As confirmed during the reveal trailer, FIFA 23 will be fully released on Friday, 30 September.

Some will be able to access the game sooner than that via a possible Beta or Demo, then Early Access and the Web App.

Early access for pre-orders begins on Tuesday, 27 September for those who buy the Ultimate Edition of the game.

The 10-hour EA Play trial gives players a limited number of hours of gaming too and will begin at the same time as pre-order early access.

New additions

EA added a total of five new stadiums to FIFA 22, but which grounds could we see brought to the game in 2022?

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Nottingham Forest have now been confirmed as the Championship Play-Off champions, so we should see the City Ground feature next season.

Forest's home turf has a capacity of just over 30,000 so it was one of the biggest in the Football League and would be a welcome addition to FIFA 23.

Aside from the grounds, we would love to see the Brazilian league finally licensed in the game, but we aren't holding out much hope!

ENTIRE league lost

The first blow in the licensing battle has been struck by Konami, with an exclusive deal meaning the league will be removed from the FIFA franchise.

News of licenses being lost and exclusive deals ending have surfaced, leaving us wondering how many more teams and leagues we might lose.

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BYE BYE - The Mexican league will no longer feature

Konami has been busy securing deals for eFootball, and the latest exclusive deal will mean EA cannot feature the league at all next season.

Read more about EA losing an ENTIRE league license to Konami.

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No more exclusivity in Milan

Licensing has never really been an issue for EA and the FIFA franchise as they dominate that market, but recently they have hit some trouble!

Konami has put up a real fight in Serie A, already claiming five (four in FIFA 22) clubs and forcing EA to go alternative in names.

EA did secure both Milan clubs on exclusive deals not long ago, but after just two seasons the deal with AC Milan is coming to an end.

Does this mean we will have another unlicensed Italian club in FIFA 23?