FIFA 13 affected by politics, fans react

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Rangers FC were one of two dominant brands in Scottish football and fans of the beautiful game will have heard recent news that this club has been liquidated due to tax discrepancies, facing demotion to the lowest professional level in the country, which is the Third Division and the fourth tier overall. Having to start up again under a new company in the Rangers name we are interested to see what this means for fans who want to play as their favorite team in the upcoming FIFA title.

The old film derby with the other top Glasgow club Celtic has been a highly contested bout full of excitement, and one that both sets of fans look forward to at least twice a year. With the highly successful Rangers out of the Scottish top league many may feel the Celtic’s main competition is gone losing that exciting and fierce rivalry that has been big part of football in the top league.

Playing as Rangers on FIFA against their rivals is much like an Arsenal, Spurs game or a big Milan or Manchester derby and it wasn’t long ago that another big European club was demoted, as Juventus had to play in Serie B for issues with match fixing. It was a different scenario and the team was only dropped down a league and was still accessible to FIFA fans. NintendoLife point out that the problems with Rangers are causing a licensing dilemma for the football game and even though the SPL competition will be included as normal, there is a doubt that Rangers will appear.

This will cause upset among fans as many feel that it will take about three or four years for their team to get back into the top tier providing everything goes well, and although there is a licensing agreement with the SPL, EA are in discussions about the 12th club. Many fans have come up with suggestions like a license for the whole SFL, so fans can play as teams from lower leagues giving them the opportunity to play out the new Rangers rise to the top tier, even through a manager mode.

A separate licensing agreement may be the best way to include them in FIFA 13, although some may feel that EA would be wise to take out some of the lower English leagues and fill up some others as England have four leagues while other countries only have a few teams in the rest of the world bracket. In other FIFA related news the new goal-line technology, which is imminent is being tried out this year with GoalRef and Hawk-Eye both being used and we wrote about how this works and whether this will play a part in the upcoming FIFA 13 to add to the realism of modern day football.

What do you think about Rangers being left out of FIFA 13? Maybe you are a Dundee Utd fan that has benefited from the recent events. What major sporting franchises would you hate to see dropped from a sports game?

 
 
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  • Hassan

    Rangers will be in the game as rest of the world teams, as confirmed on Wikipedia.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1430337508 Kyle Scfc Thomas

      i wouldn’t listen to wiki, any one can out what they want

  • Adam

    Don’t take the lower leagues of England out as League One and League Two have a big fanbase, similar to the SPL infact, with teams like Portsmouth and Sheffield United in League One and Bradford City in League Two, many fans would be ‘upset’ and ‘furious’ that there clubs have been taken out because of something Rangers did. Just add them as a Rest Of the World team.

  • lawsco

    its not dundee utd tht benefit its dundee fc

  • Rob

    Goal line technology? Really? The game already knows when the ball crosses the goal line.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1430337508 Kyle Scfc Thomas

      exactly haaah they do’t have some sort of system which even when the ball crosses the line it decides no no one would’ve seen it lets not give it haaaah!

  • Gregor_

    English people always seem to struggle to understand that dundee united and dundee fc are two completely different clubs, even though their stadiums are directly across the street from one anouther.

  • Jocksocceriscrap

    To be fair neither Dundee clubs are a replacement for Rangers

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1430337508 Kyle Scfc Thomas

    why dont they put them in rest of the world league, like they do with other big clubs who’s leagues aren’t included in the game like PAOK and Boca Juniors, people wont be able to play with hem in career mode but they can still use them online and in friendlies and tournaments.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1430337508 Kyle Scfc Thomas

    why dont they put them in rest of the world league, like they do with other big clubs who’s leagues aren’t included in the game like PAOK and Boca Juniors, people wont be able to play with hem in career mode but they can still use them online and in friendlies and tournaments.