New commentary teams revealed for FIFA 22

FIFA 22 will see the introduction of two new commentators to the game series, it has been revealed.

Derek Rae, who was the lead commentator for FIFA 21, will continue in his role on the new game, which is released on October 1.

He will be joined by Stewart Robson, who works as a pundit for BT Sport on their Italian football coverage.

As a player, he featured for Arsenal for six seasons across a 14-year professional career. He also had spells with West Ham United and Coventry City.

Robson also made eight appearances for England U21s. Although he was named in the senior squad, he never made an appearance.

He will replace Lee Dixon, who has acted as a co-commentator alongside Rae for the past two editions of the series.

The second new inclusion to the commentary team is the welcome addition of the first female commentator in FIFA history – Alex Scott.

According to Eurogamer, an example shown to the press at a preview event shows Scott reporting on news of a goal at another match that is being played.

Scott played a major role in the all-conquering Arsenal side of the 2000s. They won 14 trophies between 2004 and 2009, including five Women’s Premier League titles and a sole Women’s Champions League.

Upon returning to the Gunners in 2012 following a spell in the USA, Scott helped the side to win their first WSL title in the same year.

After retirement, she has become a hugely successful pundit, featuring mainly on BBC and Sky Sports. She is currently presenting the former’s Tokyo Olympics coverage.

FIFA 22 is set to be released on October 1. It will be the first edition to be available on next-generation consoles on release day.

The game is set to include major updates to gameplay and FIFA Ultimate Team, as well as career mode. We took a look at some of the key changes here.

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