Fans of Scottish club Rangers may face the prospect of their team being excluded from this year's incarnation of FIFA.
The Glasgow giant was recently liquidated and replaced by a new club – Ranger Newco. However, member clubs of the Scottish league last week voted it into the Scottish third division.
Not only does this mean an end to the famous Old Firm fixtures next season, but it also leaves a question mark hanging over the club's inclusion in FIFA 13.
We have a licensing agreement with the Scottish Premier League,” an EA spokesperson told Nintendo Gamer. We have discussed the league structure with them and we will take their direction regarding the 12th club.
FIFA 13 will be in retail stores beginning September 28 – after the start of the SPL season – so we have the flexibility to align with the authentic league structure.
As far as Glasgow Rangers are concerned, we have not made a decision at this time on whether we will pursue a separate licensing agreement to include them in FIFA 13.”