EA Sports will introduce women's football for the first time ever in their 2016 edition of FIFA. Twelve national teams will be available on FIFA 16 when the game comes out in September this year.

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden & the U.S will all be accessible to play with on the back of the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada. Every year we ask how FIFA can become better and this announcement is another marker of the fine progression made by the women's game in recent years.

“Bringing some of the best women’s players and teams in the world to our franchise is a massive event for EA SPORTS,” said David Rutter, VP and GM, EA SPORTS FIFA. “We’re making sure fans get an authentic experience when playing with Women’s National Teams thanks to our innovative player capture and reference tools, as well as the sophisticated gameplay platform which we will continue to innovate on in FIFA 16.” 

Men and women move in different ways and EA Sports invited four top U.S players to capture player movement. Sydney Leroux, Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, and Megan Rapinoe helped to build new locomotion for women in FIFA 16 including new walks, runs and sprints. EA Sports' mobile headscanning unit also travelled to women's tournaments around the world to capture facial features including hairstyles to ensure players look as realistic as possible.