Iceland’s National Football Team Will Not Be In Fifa 17; Blames EA For The Decision

Iceland, the team who infamously beat England 2-1 to in the Euro’s this year, will not be in FIFA 17. Their football body refused an offer from EA since it was too low.

Their football association (KSI) reported to the BBC what was behind their refusal:

The KSI says EA’s financial offer of 15,000 US dollars (£11,501) for their inclusion was below their expectations.

Iceland, who knocked England out of Euro 2016 in June, made a counter offer which they say was not accepted by EA.

“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 pays teams included in the game covers the use of trademarks and image rights.

“I really feel if we are giving away rights, or offering rights, it has to be proper negotiations and fair fees.” added Thorsteinsson.

“I didn’t feel that this was done in a fair and open manner.”

So, who’s right and who’s wrong in this situation? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.


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