EA removes Russian team from popular soccer game 'FIFA' series, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine

As Russia's military invasion of Ukraine, which began on February 24, 2022, continues, many companies have taken measures against Russia, such

as Apple stopping selling products in Russia and YouTube eliminating Russian news media. Has been announced. Newly announced that major game company EA will remove the Russian team from the popular soccer game 'FIFA' series and ice hockey game 'NHL 22'.

Regarding Russia and football, the Union of European Football Associations (FIFA) and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) announced on February 28, 2022 a ban on Russian national teams and Russian club teams. On March 3, 2022, the EA began the process of excluding Russian national teams and Russian club teams from the FIFA series, including FIFA 22, FIFA MOBILE and FIFA ONLINE, in collaboration with FIFA and UEFA. We announced that we would cooperate with the measures of FIFA and UEFA.

In addition, following the announcement by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) on February 28, 2022 that the national teams and club teams of Russia and Belarus will be banned from participating in the tournament, the relevant teams will be selected from the ice hockey game 'NHL 22'. We have also announced that it will be removed within a few weeks.

On March 2, 2022, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Mikhailo Fedrov issued a statement calling on 'all game companies' to 'suspend accounts of Russian and Belarusian citizens' and 'suspension of international events in both countries'. As announced, game companies other than EA may also take measures against Russia and Belarus.

Ukraine asks 'all game companies' such as Sony and Microsoft to suspend all accounts in Russia and Belarus --GIGAZINE

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