FIFA 18 Excludes Chinese Super League Among Its Extensive International Roster

Jul 04,2017

FIFA 18 to Exclude Chinese Super League

It would be very difficult for Chinese football fans to accept this news: FIFA 18 will not include the Chinese Super League among its otherwise extensive international roster.  According to EA's interview with Fox Sports in Italy, it is clear that there is no time to get the necessary licenses to fully deploy the the region's competitive circuit. Producer Sam Rivera did confirm that the Chinese league was at least in their minds, but the deal cuoldn't go through for whatever reason.

For soccer fans and gamers, this may be  a point of confusion, as Jiangsu Suning players Alex Teixeira Santos jokingly stated a photo titled  “Official presentation for FIFA 18 new jersey for the 2017 season," as caught by Dream Team FC. But with the official denial coming out from EA, now there is no doubt that he was just joking.

Although not regarded as a real international powerhouse, the Chinese league does have a number of famous stars. Givanildo "Hulk" Vieira de Sousa represented Brazil during their win at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup over Spain, and currently plays for Shanghai SIPG after an Asian football record transfer deal of €55.8 million. At the same time, Peirre-Emerick Aubameyang was not only the fastest player in FIFA 17 - he was the first Gabonese player to win the CAF African  Footballer of the Year award in 2015, and was rated as the eighth-best player in the world by The Guardian.

FIFA 18 has been previously troubled by real-world politics and problems, mainly in the form of sometimes-tempestuous player careers. For example, the cover player and superstar Cristiano Ronaldo may force them to delay the deployment to make his new jersey on the cover. Although he was plagued by tax fraud accusations in Spain, he may also wish to transfer over to Manchester as well. For England, this is a good news, of course, for his current fans in Madrid, Madrid's current fans, it is hardly pleasing.

FIFA 18 will be released for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, and the Nintendo Switch on September 29 unless otherwise announced. No matter you are Chinese soccer fans or not, FIFA 18 will be availabel soon! Just come to to get enough FIFA Coins and play the game with your friends whenever you want.