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Petition for female teams to be added to FIFA 14

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It’s very easy sitting here in South Africa to think that a petition to add female teams to FIFA 14 is a bit of a ridiculous request, we barely have any female leagues worthy of mention and when we think about football it’s all male teams that we see.

However that would be grossly unfair to the amount of female players out there. In fact our female football team, Banyana Banyana, is rated higher in the international rankings than the guys and they represented South Africa at last years Olympic Games in London.

It’s also worth noting that there is a healthy ladies league in the UK with all the big teams having sister sides that compete on a weekly basis.

And when you cross the pond to the States it becomes a whole new ballgame. over 40% of football (soccer) players in America are female and they have also twice won the womens world cup which is nothing to lift your noses at.

A request was previously made to EA Sports to include female teams in FIFA 13 which was refused

“We get literally thousands upon thousands of suggestions from our fans for new features and we have to evaluate those suggestions, such as the inclusion of female players in the game, against our resources, priorities and overall fan feedback. At present, we don’t have plans to include female players in the game”

Will this new petition have any luck? Personally I doubt it as the game will be preparing for final polishes right now but it may herald the inclusion of the fairer sex in the next iteration.

But can you imagine the uproar when the character models end up accurately portraying some of the more good looking members of those leagues… no wonder EA is worried about entering that rabbit hole.

Thanks to VG247 for the post

Last Updated: April 15, 2013


  1. Admiral Chief Erwin

    April 15, 2013 at 13:42

    Gav is on the female approval track today….



  2. Admiral Chief Erwin

    April 15, 2013 at 13:44

    Is there going to be a lingerie team? (not the team in header, the OTHER ones you normally see in the photo shoots :P)



  3. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    April 15, 2013 at 13:48

    Demands that woman get included.

    Moans when woman are rendered anatomically correct


    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      April 15, 2013 at 14:08



  4. Purple_Dragon

    April 15, 2013 at 13:52

    I also see something like a hot coffee mod coming up for something like this.


    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      April 15, 2013 at 14:08



  5. Trevor Davies

    April 15, 2013 at 13:54

    Aren’t all soccer teams female? trollolol


    • Rincethis: Spellalicious

      April 15, 2013 at 13:56

      Nice, nice sir!


    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      April 15, 2013 at 14:08



    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      April 15, 2013 at 14:16



    • loftie

      April 15, 2013 at 17:19

      *furiously clicks up-vote button continuously…*


    • Phillip Tracy

      April 15, 2013 at 21:09

      It’s funny, but I like soccer too much to up arrow it.


      • Skyblue

        April 16, 2013 at 07:52

        *SLAP* It’s FOOTBALL yer sod!


    • Skyblue

      April 15, 2013 at 22:31

      Upvote and lets be honest, how much worse can it really get?


  6. Daryl Eksteen

    April 15, 2013 at 14:11

    Why not.


  7. Wayne Bossenger

    April 15, 2013 at 15:05

    This would be a great feature for Fifa14 or whatever next, but the reality is that there are too many female players to put into one game. There are only 2 SA clubs (Kaiser Chiefs and Orlando Pirates) in Fifa13… I’d rather have EA focus on getting more leagues/teams/players into Fifa14 first… (like the SA teams for example, I mean, we hosted a fifa world cup, we should be on the map by now?). Ideally I’d love to have both male and female teams from all countries in the next Fifa but I’m not sure they’d be able to pull it off, or want to try to…


  8. matthurstrsa

    April 16, 2013 at 07:18

    Its a great suggestion. I know lots of blokes that won’t play as women in games, because it breaks the immersion for them. Granted, you’ll never be totally immersed in Fifa, seeing as how you control the whole team, but it will still make a difference. It’s also a shit ton of work though to get all the players rendered etc.


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