EA Removing Russian Teams From FIFA 22

Elec­tron­ic Arts has announced that it will be remov­ing all Russ­ian teams from its cur­rent FIFA and NHL games, in response to Rus­si­a’s ongo­ing inva­sion of Ukraine.

EA Sports stands in sol­i­dar­i­ty with the Ukrain­ian peo­ple and like so many voic­es across the world of foot­ball, calls for peace and an end to the inva­sion of Ukraine,” EA tweet reads. “In line with our part­ners at FIFA and UEFA, EA Sports has ini­ti­at­ed process­es to remove the Russ­ian nation­al team and all Russ­ian Clubs from EA Sports FIFA prod­ucts, includ­ing FIFA 22, FIFA Mobile, and FIFA Online. We’re also active­ly eval­u­at­ing relat­ed changes to oth­er areas of our games. We will keep our com­mu­ni­ties up to date on any actions tak­en, and thank play­ers for their patience as we work through these updates.”

The pub­lish­er added that the game’s Russ­ian and Belaru­sian teams will also be removed from NHL 22 with­in the com­ing weeks. These actions mir­ror the real-life sport­ing sanc­tions that have been levied against Rus­sia, as it has been expelled from the 2022 World Cup and its teams have been sus­pend­ed from all inter­na­tion­al foot­ball com­pe­ti­tions held by FIFA and UEFA.

Belaru­sian teams will be removed Belarus is assist­ing Rus­sia in its inva­sion, a deci­sion recent­ly made the real-life Inter­na­tion­al Ice Hock­ey Fed­er­a­tion. On a side note, Rus­si­a’s bas­ket­ball teams have been banned from enter­ing inter­na­tion­al com­pe­ti­tions as well.

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