As Russia continues to invade neighboring country Ukraine, EA has announced that Russian teams will soon be removed from FIFA 22, FIFA Mobile, FIFA Online and NHL 22, in accordance with the organizational bodies represented in their games. FifaUEFA and IIHF.
The country’s invasion of Ukraine last week sparked anger and rage around the world, with many football clubs, players and associations speaking out in support of the victims.
The video game maker was the latest to call for peace as the conflict escalated and decided to cut Russia’s teams out of all its products.
In a statement Wednesday from EA Sports: “EA Sports stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and, like many voices in the football world, calls for peace and an end to the occupation of Ukraine.
“In line with our partners at FIFA and UEFA, EA Sports has launched actions to remove the Russian national team and all Russian clubs from EA Sports FIFA products: FIFA 22, FIFA mobile and FIFA online.
“We are also actively evaluating relevant changes in other areas of our games.
“We will keep our communities updated on all actions taken, and we will thank players for their patience as we work on these updates.”
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Here’s EA Sports’ tweet:
Adidas Stops Partnership With Russian Football
Adidas, Europe’s largest sportswear manufacturer, said on Tuesday that it was immediately suspending its partnership with the Russian Football Union after the country invaded Ukraine.
The German sports company, which has been a partner in the Russian football program for years, joins FIFA and UEFA in censoring Russia. Adidas signed a long-term partnership with the Russian Football Union in 2008 and rose to prominence when the country hosted the World Cup in 2018.
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