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25th Jun 2016

FIFA 17 has a new league – but it’s probably not the one you were hoping for

Another announcement...

Simon Lloyd

As is always the case, there’s been a fair amount of speculation about the new FIFA game in the months ahead of its release.

Internet forums have been jam-packed with rumours about new ratings and features for the latest edition of the game for a good while now, and with around three months to go before the game’s release, more and more bits of information are being revealed about the new game.

Along with the announcement of the eagerly anticipated story mode feature, known as ‘The Journey’, it’s now been made known that a new league will be featured on FIFA 17.

If you’ve ever dreamed of playing as Kashima Antlers or Gamba Osaka, this is your lucky day. One of the most requested leagues from FIFA’s online community, EA Sports – the game’s makers – confirmed that Japan’s J1 League will feature on the new game.

Along with the 18 teams that feature in the league, Suita City Football Stadium – the new home of Gamba Osaka – will also feature on the game.

A few months back, we told you that the Israeli league was leading an online poll for the league that most FIFA players wanted to see on the new game. You told us that you’d prefer to see the Chinese Super League added to it (largely so you could buy its players for your Ultimate Teams), although there’s no news on this front so far.