Last night the Matildas beat Brazil to reach the Quarter Finals of Women’s World Cup. Now we’ve discovered that, in Australia, one member of Australia’s national women’s soccer team will appear on the cover of FIFA 16.
This news comes in the wake of EA’s inclusion of women to the FIFA series.
EA is putting it to a vote: either Katrina Gorry, Stephanie Catley or Kyah Simon will make the cover alongside Lionel Messi this year. You can make your choice here.
At this exact moment Stephanie Catley seems to be in the lead, but Kyah Simon did herself a few favours by scoring the winning goal against Brazil, so I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw a spike in voted for her as a result.
Congrats to the Matildas for making history against Brazil, becoming the first Australian team to make it this far in any World Cup. And kudos to EA for finally bringing women’s soccer to FIFA, and putting women on the cover of the game. Great news all round.