November 29, 2021

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FIFA says football gaming “must involve more than one party controlling and exploiting all rights”

FIFA has issued a statement following reports its negotiations with EA have hit an impasse, saying it believes football gaming and esports “must involve more than one party controlling and exploiting all rights”.

Earlier this week, a report by the New York Times suggested EA’s recent surprise announcement that it was “exploring the idea of renaming” its long-running FIFA football game series comes at a time when its licence renewal negotiations with FIFA have stalled as the two parties struggle to agree on specifics.

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