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Sam Kerr becomes first women’s soccer player to feature on FIFA cover

Chelsea and Australia star to be face of gaming title's 'Ultimate' edition alongside Kylian Mbappé.

19 July 2022 Rory Jones

EA Sports

EA Sports has revealed that the front cover of its FIFA 23 video game title will be the first to feature a female soccer player.

Chelsea and Australia star Sam Kerr will appear alongside Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappé when the final edition of the FIFA series is launched before it is rebranded in 2024 as EA Sports FC. They will both feature on the FIFA Ultimate edition global cover, with Mbappé set to appear alone on the standard edition of the game.

Kerr will feature on the standard edition in her native Australia, as well as New Zealand, and a special edition featuring the Matildas forward will be available via Amazon as a global exclusive.

“Both Kylian and Sam are generational talents, and having them grace the covers of the final FIFA is a monumental moment not only for the franchise, but for EA Sports as a whole,” said David Jackson, vice president of brand at EA Sports FC.

“FIFA 23 is our most innovative and feature packed title ever and we’re energised to have two of football’s greatest players share their love of the game with fans around the world.”

“It’s an honour and a dream come true to be on the cover of FIFA 23,” said Kerr, the only female player to have won the golden boot in three different domestic leagues.

“It’s been incredible to work with Kylian and the whole EA Sports team, and I can’t wait for fans to get their hands on a copy of the game.”

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