It’s official! Wrexham are to be included in FIFA 22
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.
In #FIFA22 there will be 4 new clubs in Rest of the World:
🇨🇾 Apoel FC
🇭🇺 Ferencvárosi TC
🇭🇷 Hajduk Split
🏴 Wrexham AFC
All confirmed! ✅ pic.twitter.com/iCsbT83PBW
— FIFA Infinity (@FIFA_Infinity) September 10, 2021
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.
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.