FIFA 16 Forced to Exclude 13 Female Players Due to NCAA
It seems the roster for female players in FIFA 16 will have some changes in the final game, as EA has announced on its website that it is being forced to take out 13 female players from their soccer sim game.
The unfortunate removal of these players is largely due to the 13 currently attending or likely to attend NCAA-sanctioned schools in the U.S. According to NCAA, these student-athletes would be risking their collegiate athletics by being included in FIFA 16.
It’s a pity that such a measurement has to be taken, and EA Sports feels the same way about it. They’ve clearly stated that they do not agree with this position, and that they had secured all required rights from governing bodies and federations, and none of the athletes were to be compensated in any manner for their inclusion in the game.
For this reason, the 13 female players from Canada, Spain, and Mexico have been pulled out of the rosters of the 12 Women’s National Teams in the game.
Here’s the unfortunate athletes who won’t be a part of FIFA 16:
Kadeisha Buchanan, Canada
Jessie Fleming, Canada
Ashley Lawrence, Canada
Janine Beckie, Canada
Rebecca Quinn, Canada
Sura Yekka, Canada
Celia Jiménez, Spain
Tanya Samarzich, Mexico
Greta Espinoza, Mexico
Christina Murillo, Mexico
Amanda Perez, Mexico
Emily Alvarado, Mexico
Maria Sanchez, Mexico
FIFA 16 will be releasing this month on September 22 for PlayStation 3 & 4, Xbox One & 360, and PC