The gaming company, EA Sports has announced the exclusion of the Russian national team and club teams from “FIFA 22.”
Following Russia’s attack on Ukraine, FIFA suspended Russia from international fixtures and also banned it from the upcoming Qatar World Cup. UEFA also shifted the Champions League final from St. Petersberg, Russia to France.
A statement from EA Sports FIFA, “EA Sports stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and like so many voices across the world of football, calls for peace and an end to the invasion of Ukraine.
“In line with our partners at FIFA and UEFA, EA Sports has initiated the processes to remove the Russian national team and all Russian Clubs from EA Sports FIFA products including: FIFA 22, FIFA Mobile and FIFA Online. We’re also actively evaluating related changes to other areas of our games.
“We will keep our communities up to date on any actions taken, and thank players for their patience as we work through these updates.”
Earlier this week, EA Sports also revealed that it will remove Belarusian and Russian teams from its “NHL 22” game “in the coming weeks”
The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) also declared on Monday that it will ban Belarus and Russia from participating in international competitions.