Sydney, Australia – August 6, 2013 – Electronic Arts Inc. today confirmed that Australia’s Socceroo star Tim Cahill will return as the local featured player to appear on the Australian and New Zealand cover of the greatest sports game on the planet, world’s greatest sporting game, FIFA 14. Marking his fifth year as the game’s cover star, the move confirms Cahill’s continued football success both in overseas competition, and as a key member of Australia’s World Cup team set to compete in the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil next year.
Tim Cahill is a long-time international professional football player and currently plays for the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer and Australia’s Socceroos national team. Prior to joining New York, he played his club football in England for Everton. Cahill plays as an attacking midfielder, but has also played as a forward on several occasions.
“With Tim Cahill on our team again this year, we’re excited to have one of Australia’s most loved and respected athletes appearing on the FIFA 14 cover” says Arbie Artinian, EA SPORTS Label Manager, Asia Pacific. “Tim continues to be a huge supporter and great friend of EA SPORTS, bringing his passion and talent to help bring FIFA to life for its biggest fans and a new generation of players.”
“The FIFA franchise is such an ingrained part of in football culture for so many millions of fans worldwide“ says Tim Cahill, FIFA 14 ambassador and Australian Socceroos team member “I’m thrilled to be working with the EA SPORTS team again for the launch of FIFA 14. Every year they deliver new innovations that make the game more authentic and more fun to play. It leads the pack with the best technology and realism that delivers the most authentic sports gameplay experience. Bring on September 26!”
This partnership will see Tim continue his role as Australia’s leading EA SPORTS™ Football Ambassador. He will be the cornerstone of marketing and advertising campaigns in Australia, featuring on packaging, and collaborating with EA SPORTS on social media activities. Tim will appear on the Australian and New Zealand cover of FIFA 14 on the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system with Kinect™ from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system with PlayStation Move support, Windows® PC, Nintendo Wii™, Nintendo 3DS™, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system when the game launches on September 26.
FIFA 14 is available for pre-order now at https://www.origin.com/ and other retailers. The game is developed at EA Canada and has been rated “G” by the OFLC. Join the EA SPORTS community at http://www.facebook.com/easportsfifalatam. Follow us on Twitter @easportsfifa and use the hash tag #FIFA14. For information about FIFA 14 visit http://www.easportsfifalatam.com