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EA Sports Removes Russian National Team and Russian Clubs From FIFA Products Amid Russia-Ukraine War

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EA Sports announced that it would remove the Russian National Team and Russian clubs from its FIFA products including FIFA 22, FIFA Mobile and FIFA Online following in line with partners at FIFA and UEFA after Russia invaded Ukraine.

"EA Sports stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and like so many voices across the world of football, calls for peace and an end to the invasion of Ukraine," EA Sports said in a statement.

"In line with our partners at FIFA and UEFA, EA Sports has initiated processes to remove the Russian National Team and all Russian clubs from EA Sports FIFA products including: FIFA 22, FIFA Mobile and FIFA Online. We're also actively evaluating related changes to other areas of our games."

EA Sports Removes Russian National Team and Russian Clubs Amid Russia-Ukraine War

The move comes after FIFA suspended Russia (both men's and women's teams) from the 2022 FIFA World Cup set to take place in Qatar this November.

It's currently unknown if EA Sports' announcement will extend to Ultimate Team as well, or if this is simply a move for Kick Off and head-to-head modes. Fans have asked for clarification, especially for notable players like Icon goalkeeper Lev Yashin and FUT Hero Aleksandr Mostovoi.

"We will keep our communities up to date on any actions take, and thank players for their patience as we work through these updates," EA Sports said closing out its statement.