Iceland team pull out of Fifa 17
The KSI says Electronic Arts financial offer of 15,000 US dollars (£11,500) for their inclusion is below their expectations. The final offer was not accepted by EA. (Iceland, don’t forget, are the team that put England out of 2016 Euros!)
“They are the ones buying these rights and they almost want it for free,” said KSI president Geir Thorsteinsson.
“The performance at the Euros show that we are quite a good team and many would like to play with our team. It’s sad for the players – but the criticism should be towards EA Sports.”
The fee that EA pay teams that are included in the game covers the use of trademark and images rights. Iceland are 27th in the world, haven’t been featured in the previous editions of game, but were hopeful of getting into the latest version after their run into the quarter-finals of this summer’s Euro Championship.
Even India, who are ranked 148th in the world, are in the game.
Luke, Year 6