Despite having slightly less interest in football than your average anglerfish, I think even I can actually understand this FIFA 14 story.
Short version: EA has managed to license 19 Brazilian football teams, meaning they’ll all have their proper crest, kit, and players in FIFA 14. Apparently, this include 18 teams from Brazil’s Série A, which makes me wonder where the 19th is from and whether or not they’ll be hideously outmatched.
The teams are: Atlético Mineiro, Atlético Paranaense, Botafogo, Coritiba, Criciúma, Cruzeiro, Flamengo, Fluminense, Goiás, Grêmio, Internacional, Náutico, Palmeiras, Ponte Preta, Portuguesa, Santos, São Paulo, Vasco da Gama, and Vitória. If you know which one isn’t from Série A, well done you! It’s like having a game of Where’s Wally right in the middle of an article.
Apparently, we can expect to hear about more league and club licenses before the game comes out. So… hurray! The football game will have more footballers in it! Woo! Fetch the vuvuzelas!
FIFA 14 is due out on 24 September in North America and 27 September everywhere else, which makes perfect sense because North America is obviously the continent with the highest proportion of football fans in the world. Oh, and in case you missed it, it was announced yesterday that some chap called Gareth Bale will be on the cover.