Ted Lasso characters join Fifa 23

Brett Goldstein, who won two Emmy Awards for his portrayal of AFC Richmond player Roy Kent, joked that it would be an opportunity to bring his character’s screen feud with Jamie Tartt into the virtual world.

“I’m looking forward to beating my nephew in a match with me as Roy Kent and him as Jamie Tartt. He will be furious,” the actor said.

The Fifa game was launched in 1993 by EA Sports. Most of the real world soccer teams are available for players.

The titular character of Sudeikis will be selectable as manager of AFC Richmond, but also for other teams.

Likewise, fans will be able to choose or create a different manager to take control of AFC Richmond.

Famous characters from the series, including Kent, Tartt, Sam Obisanya and Dani Rojas, will all be featured in the game, as will AFC Richmond’s home stadium, Nelson Road.