FIFA 16 Cover Features Female Players for the First Time

EA Sports, in a smart move to hawk the inclusion of female soccer teams in the series, has announced that players Alex Morgan and Christine Sinclair will grace the cover of FIFA 16.

This marks the first time that women will be on a FIFA cover and one of the first times that a woman has been on the cover of a simulation sports franchise in general (at least I can't recall any at the moment).

US Women's National Team Forward Alex Morgan will share the cover with Lionel MessiĀ in the United States while Canadian Women's National Team member Christine Sinclair will of course share the cover with Messi in Canada.

David Pekush, Senior Manager of North America Marketing for EA Sports, "recognized that Christine and Alex would be the perfect cover athletes based on their accomplishments" once they knew that 12 Women's National Teams would be featured in FIFA 16: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and the USA.

FIFA 16 will release on September 22 in North America through PC (Origin), Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, and PS3.