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Almost Half Of Euro 2012s Teams Are Unlicensed


This is the sad news that’s swept its way across all the major gaming sites and the FIFA community since Euro 2012’s big launch yesterday. Just less than half of the European nations including Wales, Slovakia, Estonia and tournament hosts Ukraine are unlicensed.

Here’s what EA had to say:

“The national teams in Euro 2012 are a combination of teams officially licensed or covered by our FIFPro license, and generic teams. While we would like to have every national team officially licensed, of the 53 national teams in the game, 29 are licensed. The remaining ones are generic.

“The inclusion of national teams is negotiated between EA and each national football association, which we need to license individually. Licensing teams and leagues is a business decision based on market size and limited resources, and within these parameters, we were not able to negotiate an agreement with every football association to have their national team included within the game.”

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