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FIFA commentator suggests more Arabic league teams should feature in FIFA 13
FIFA commentator suggests more Arabic league teams should feature in FIFA 13
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Abdullah Al Harbi, renowned football commentator in the Middle East and one of the two voices of commentary on FIFA 12, has suggested that more Arabic league teams should replace non-popular European league teams to appeal more to the Arabic audience.

In an interview with ArabicGamers, Al Harbi said that gamers and football fans in the Middle East "don't really care about the European leagues," but "really only care about the English, Spanish and Italian leagues and, to a lesser extent, the German league."

He said that because the teams weren't particularly well known in the region, more Arabic league teams should replace those teams.

"Other leagues like the Swedish and others are of no interest to the Arab public and I think they should be replaced by Arab Leagues."

David Rutter, executive producer on the FIFA franchise said that it wasn't as easy as just adding teams to games and that there is a long and complicated licensing process for players and teams.

"The entire team are football fans and we love the videogame and we love the sport and the videogame together. Unfortunately it's not always possible for us the rights or the licenses to every competition or team," he said in an interview with us.

"It's important for us to support the whole world and this was a big undertaking for us, so absolutely taking it very seriously and can't really talk about anything new or exciting, but maybe there'll be some exciting news later this year... "


Keep your eyes open for the full interview which will have more details and information.

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