Some of the fake club names that will be used in FIFA 22

FIFA 22 will see more fake club names and crests added to the game – mainly as a result of licensing agreements.

The most notable of these is the four Serie A clubs that will not have their real names, kits or crests featured in the upcoming game.

Juventus, AS Roma, Lazio and Atalanta have all signed exclusive licenses with Konami to feature in the eFootball franchise.

For the last few iterations of the FIFA series, fans will have become all too aware of the presence of ‘Piemonte Calcio’ representing Juve in the game menus, as well as the fake home and away kits.

Last year, Roma’s licensing deal meant they become known as ‘Roma FC’ in FIFA, accompanied with a generic crest.

Now, screenshots have been posted on social media of the fake names given to Lazio and Atalanta for FIFA 22.

Lazio will now be known as ‘Latium’. Atalanta have been renamed to ‘Bergamo Calcio’, in reference to the Lombardy region of Italy in which the club is situated.

Boca set to be fully licensed on FIFA 22

In more promising news for FIFA fans, though, Argentinian giants Boca Juniors are set to be fully licensed in the next iteration of the series, according to sports journalist Claudio Civiello.

Due to having signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Konami, they were only playable as ‘Buenos Aires’ in all modes bar the CONMEBOL Libertadores mode in FIFA 21.

The club have now signed a full contract with EA. They will continue to fully feature in the eFootball series.

Their iconic La Bombonera stadium is also set to return.

FIFA 22 is set to be released on October 1. EA have already announced some major updates and improvements in Ultimate Team, Career Mode and Pro Clubs modes.

On Friday, they released a ‘Deep Dive‘ article, which details big changes made to both Player and Manager Career.

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