Football clubs and national teams from Eastern Europe can’t be considered among the best, generally speaking. But there are always some exceptions, such as in the case of Croatia. The small country that counts only about 4 million souls is well-known for its entertaining football and several top-class players. Luka Modric, the star of Real Madrid, is just one of them.
Let’s also not forget that Croatia finished second during the 2018 World Cup that was held in Russia. The Eastern European team lost against France in the final, 2-4. Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic scored for Croatia, while Griezmann, Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappe, and Mario Mandzukic (own goal) scored for France.
Considering Croatia’s huge performance in 2018 as the World Cup runners-up, as well as the country’s amazing football overall, the “million dollar” question emerged: why on Earth is Croatia missing from FIFA games since FIFA 12? We have some great news for those who will be playing EA’s next game of the series, FIFA 23.
FIFA 23 will have Croatia on the national teams’ roster
FIFA 23 is just about a month away, and it’s great to find out that the players will have the chance to maneuver around footballers such as Modric, Rakitic, or Ante Rebic in other ways than by choosing their football clubs. The news of the Croatian National Team joining FIFA 23 is confirmed by several official sources on Twitter, so there’s no room for misinterpretation.
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— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) August 23, 2022
"The moment many players around the world have been waiting for" – Marijan Kustić, HNS president
— HNS (@HNS_CFF) August 23, 2022
Juventus will also make its return to the FIFA series along with FIFA 23. The legendary Italian club was named Piemonte Calcio in recent FIFA games.
FIFA 23 is coming out on September 30, and it shall be available for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Google Stadia. It will be the final FIFA game, as the next year’s successor will be called EA SPORTS FC.