THE very last FIFA game from EA Sports has just been released, and while it’s bigger than ever, you still can’t add a female player to your FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT).
Women’s football is currently more popular than ever.
This is especially true in England, where the Lionesses finally brought football home, beating Germany 2-1 in the finals of Euro 2022.
The English women are dominating the game at the moment and we have high hopes for them at next year’s World Cup.
Even if you want Chloe Kelly of Manchester City or FIFA 23 cover star Sam Kerr of Chelsea in your FUT, it still isn’t possible.
What can women do in FIFA 23?
FIFA 23 is the most comprehensive FIFA game to date and features a number of women’s upgrades compared to its predecessors.
Sam Kerr is one of two cover stars this year.
This is only the second time a woman has had the honor since Alex Morgan was a North American exclusive on the cover of FIFA 15.
The Women’s World Cup will also be in play for the first time.
It will be integrated into the game around the same time as the actual event next summer.
FIFA 23 features more female players than ever before, with clubs from the Premier League and Ligue 1 joining the game.
Hypermotion2 was also used to capture the real life animations of female players.
Back in the day, female animations were just smaller versions of their male counterparts.
Spain’s Alexia Putellas is the highest rated player in the game. For the first time a woman has taken over the title.
With a rating of 92, she outclasses male players like Kylain Mbappé, Kevin De Bruyne, Lionel Messi and Karim Benzema.
Who can play in FIFA Ultimate Team of FIFA 23?
There are hundreds of players that you can collect and use in your FUT.
These include players from the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A and French Ligue 1.
Players have a range of ratings and can even get special cards if they are selected for FIFA Team of the Week or win FIFA Player of the Month.
These special cards have even higher stats than their regular cards and can be played on the same team as their base card.
Along with these cards, there are also FUT Icons and FUT Heroes.
These are cards from popular but long-retired players like Zinedine Zidane or Pelé.
There are even some famous players who have since passed away, like Maradona.
Symbols and heroes can be added to your team and will be represented in-game by their younger selves.
Why are women not available in FIFA Ultimate Team?
While female players have ratings in FIFA 23, they currently only apply to tournament mode.
There are no female player FUT cards that have additional important stats like pace, shooting and dribbling.
However, there’s no reason why EA Sports couldn’t introduce women to FIFA’s most popular mode.
NHL 23, the upcoming sports game for ice hockey fans, has female players available for its fantasy team mode.
While women play differently than men, FUT is a fantasy mode in which 81-year-old Pelé far outstrips star player Mbappé.
Adding women would not be an easy task by any means, but with the likes of Putellas, Kerr, Morgan and Ada Hegerberg all rated in the 90s, they would be a huge asset to any FUT.
More high-ranking players means better FUTs, which is something every player surely wants.
Perhaps EA Sports is holding back on featuring these phenomenal players in its upcoming EA Sports FC.
EA has been contacted for comment as to why female soccer players are banned from FUT but have not responded as of publication time.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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