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It’s official! Wrexham are to be included in FIFA 22

10 Sep 2021 2 minutes Read
Wrexham Racecourse Ground by Mark Barnes (CC 3.0) Inset: Screengrab from FIFA 22 Beta.

The rise of Wrexham continues apace with it now being officially confirmed – the football club have made it into the ranks of FIFA 22.

Rumours had previously circulated that the Welsh club, owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, would be included in the game’s upcoming release.

This was confirmed today with Wrexham included as one of the ‘Rest of the World’ teams alongside Cypriot side Apoel FC, Hunagarian club Ferencvárosi TC and Croatians, Hajduk Split.

It was particularly welcome news for the makers of the Rob.Ryan.Red football podcast who have been urging the game developers EA Sports to feature the Welsh club.

In March, @RobRyanRed had tweeted: “We’d love to see Wrexham back on @EASPORTSFIFA (even if we don’t get promoted).

“The Town hasn’t been playable since FIFA 08, surely it makes sense to add us to the world’s most popular football game given the growing global appeal?”
EA’s inclusion of the National League side is no doubt thanks to the high profile they have been given thanks to their celebrity owners.

Shaun Pejic

But they may also have received a helping hand from one ex-player.

After retiring from football, former Wrexham defender Shaun Pejic has become a FIFA gameplay producer based at EA Sports’ Vancouver studio.

The ‘Rest of the World’ category is used to include interesting and popular teams that aren’t in any of the regular leagues featured in the game.

The Wrexham team’s last FIFA appearance was in 2008 before they were relegated from League Two, leaving them playing non-league football for the past 13 years.

The latest version of the FIFA is due to be released in October.

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Cathal
Cathal
1 month ago

Wrexham are not listed in the list of teams EA announced on its website today. Sorry fellas. Looks like you will have to buy promotion to League 2 to get included…….

Steve
Steve
1 month ago
Reply to  Cathal

@Cathal You’re wrong friend. Wrexham ARE in the game, players who have had early access have confirmed it. Also, you see the screenshot of them in RotW in the first picture, yes?

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