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‘Wales isn’t in England – it’s in Rest of the World’: New Wrexham owners hype FIFA ’22 inclusion

12 Sep 2021 2 minutes Read
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney

New owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have plugged Wrexham’s inclusion in FIFA ’22 – by emphasising that Wales isn’t in England.

In a new video posted on social media, they treat viewers to a geography lesson where they make it clear that Wales is in fact in a region called ‘Rest of the World’.

Rest of the World is selectable in the FIFA ’22 menu when choosing a club and includes a few wild cards not included in leagues featured elsewhere, such as the Premier League and Ligue 1.

“Our first full season as Wrexham owners has begun. Yet many people still don’t know where Wales is,” Rob McElhenney says.

“That’s right Rob. So we’re here with a little geography lesson,” Ryan Reynolds says.

“Many people think that Wales is in England. It is not Ryan. It is in a region known as Rest of the World,” Rob McElhenney says.

“Rest of the World is an important geographic region known for its random assorment of cultures, climates and football clubs.”

“If you are planning on visiting Rest of the World, please consider Wrexham, it’s a proud team honoured to be in 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 this week with Wrexham included as one of the ‘Rest of the World’ teams alongside Cypriot side Apoel FC, Hungarian club Ferencvárosi TC and Croatians, Hajduk Split.

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Jack
Jack
1 month ago

The geography lesson is nice but probably not worth reading too much into the geography of FIFA teams. They’re are sorted by leagues, not countries.

Cardiff, Swansea and Newport are in the English league.
Monaco are in the French league.
Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver are in the US league etc.

Wrexhamian
Wrexhamian
1 month ago
Reply to  Jack

The structural basis is the football associations of the individual countries, and not the leagues. The five Welsh clubs that play in the English football pyramid are under the jurisdiction of the FAW.

Jack
Jack
1 month ago
Reply to  Wrexhamian

That’s true but the leagues are what’s reflected in FIFA. Cardiff, Swansea and Newport aren’t in the game under “rest of world”, they’re listed under England. If (when…) Wrexham get promoted I’d imagine they’ll be the same.

Wrexhamian
Wrexhamian
1 month ago
Reply to  Jack

…and Torronto, Montreal, and Vancouver are Canadian cities; and Wrexham is a Welsh town. It isn’t clear what you’re driving at by stating the obvious point that they play a particular sport in another country’s sports league

Last edited 1 month ago by Wrexhamian
Grayham Jones
1 month ago

Very true it’s time for a new wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 A Free Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Welsh_Sion
Welsh_Sion
1 month ago

Kudos to the Americans, here.

Could have been worse – an Englishwoman teaching English to foreigners lumbering Wrecsam in England.

(Don’t be misled by the title – go by what she says at the start and check that white board.)

How to pronounce British towns & cities: -HAM, -BURY, -WICH, -MOUTH… – YouTube

Last edited 1 month ago by Welsh_Sion
j humphrys
j humphrys
1 month ago
Reply to  Welsh_Sion

Cholmondeley = Chumley.

Welsh_Sion
Welsh_Sion
1 month ago
Reply to  j humphrys

Slaithwaite = Slawit

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