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FIFA 23 News: European giants set to feature for the FINAL time

FIFA 23 is just around the corner, with a number of news and leaks spilling out regarding the brand new game.

With licenses switching between games like a hot prospect in the transfer window, it's time to look at a European giant that will be appearing for the final time.

With the football gaming license battle hotting up, it appears that eFootball has laid down a major challenge.

Inter the Unknown

It was announced last week that Konami and Inter Milan have agreed a deal that will see the Italian giants become exclusive to eFootball, much like Juventus had been in the past.

Licensed kits and stadia will become exclusive to Konami's free-to-play title, with the deal coming into effect in 2024.

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Milan Exits - Both Milan sides are set for exits following FIFA 23

This means that Inter Milan, their beautiful kits and sensational stadium will all be appearing for the final time in FIFA 23.

It remains to be seen if they will be renamed or if their name will remain the same, with a real possibility of having another Piemonte Calcio on our hands.

This leaves Serie A in a very strange place in FIFA 23, with a number of clubs like Napoli and Roma set to remain unlicensed.

However, the expiration of Juvetnus' deal with eFootball could be good news for FIFA plays, with the powerhouses of Turin set for a return in FIFA 23.

License battle hots up

EA and Konami appear to be the big fighters in this battle, with both sides trading blows when it comes to securing license deals.

EA have reportedly shown an interest in introducing the Vanarama National League in FIFA 23, whilst eFootball has tied Bayern Munich down to an extension.

Overall, both sides are trading blows that could leave the player with two incomplete games.

Whilst the licensing battle is good for the companies seeking to find the advantage, no one can hide behind the fact that it's the players who will ultimately suffer.

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