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False Twitter Account Claims New Arabian Licenses For FIFA 14


UPDATE: One of our readers has highlighted that arabic commentator Essam Al-Chaouali recently announced his Twitter account on a live Al-Jazeera La Liga match broadcast (@Chaouali1970). Therefore the inclusion of the UAE and Kuwait Pro Leagues is in all likelihood a false claim. Major arabic gaming outlet, NG4A.com, that reported this news yesterday has also now updated their article to reflect this in light of the authentic Al-Chaouali twitter account.

Earlier Article:

Breaking news this morning that EA Sports have captured two additional league licenses from the Middle East region, adding to last years Saudi Premier League coup that helped boost sales of FIFA 13 in the Middle East and confirming EA Sports’ continued support for the MENA region.

A tweet from Essam Al-Chawali, who makes up the arabic commentary team on FIFA alongside Abdallah Al-Harbi, confirms that EA Sports will be bringing the UAE’s Etisalat Pro-League and the Kuwaiti Premier League to FIFA 14.

Translated in English by the FSB Arabia team;

“Wait for the UAE and Kuwaiti leagues god willing in copies of FIFA 14 that will also include my commentary.”

The Twitter account seems legit and given his involvement as a commentator for Al-Jazeera and the FIFA franchise we can assume that this story has some truth behind it. Further support comes from an alternative tweet by Al-Jazeera commentator Haffid Al-Drajji.

Translated in English by the FSB Arabia team;

“The addition of the Kuwaiti and Emirati leagues in FIFA14 is now complete with the vocals of my amazing colleague Essam Al-Chawali.”

We are currently awaiting confirmation from EA Sports, however, we believe this will be announced at a later date by EA’s distributor in the Middle East, RED Entertainment Distribution. This represents another significant gesture of faith for Arabic fans from EA Sports, in lieu of the major news that Konami had snapped up the Asian Champions League license two weeks ago.

Could EA Sports have more league licenses in store for FIFA 14? Let us know your hopes, dreams and wishes.


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