It’s been a long time coming. For the first time in the history of the FIFA series, a woman’s voice will commentate on the virtual pitch. Former Arsenal ladies player, Alex Scott, is joining the FIFA 22 broadcast team.
Scott will serve as the pitchside reporter alongside fellow FIFA 22 addition, Stewart Robson. She assumes Alan McNally’s previous role in FIFA‘s career mode.
After a decorated career with Arsenal and 140 for England’s national team, Scott has gone on to be one of the UK’s most popular soccer pundits. Her rise has been nothing short of meteoric. Not only is she set to take over for Dan Walker on BBC Football Focus and cover the Tokyo Olympics, but she now serves as the first female voice in the highest-selling sports video game franchise in history.
FIFA has seen quite a bit of turnover in the commentary booth over the past few years. In FIFA 19, Derek Rae and Lee Dixon were added for Champions League play. The duo went on to become the regular commentators the following year, replacing Martin Tyler and Alan Smith.
Scott’s addition is a welcome and long overdue one. It’s a nice step forward for EA, although FIFA still only allows gamers to play as women’s international squads, rather than domestic women’s teams. Hopefully that changes in the near future.
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