Sunday, April 30, 2017

Frozen out: Iceland to be omitted from FIFA 17 over pay row

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 21 Sep 2016

54 Views

Iceland are unlikely to feature on the FIFA 17 video game after the country’s federation became involved in a dispute over pay with developers.

The nation won many admirers for their underdog exploits at Euro 2016 in France, knocking out England en route to the quarter-finals, where they were beaten by the hosts.

Electronic Arts (EA), FIFA 17’s developers, are required to pay the national associations in order to use trademark and image rights.

But Geir Thorsteinsson, president of the Football Association of Iceland (KSI), says EA’s suggested fee was far too low, given his country’s displays at the European championship.

“They are the ones buying these rights and they almost want it for free,” said Thorsteinsson, in quotes reported by BBC Sport.

“The performance at the Euros show that we are quite a good team and many would like to play with our team. It’s sad for the players – but the criticism should be towards EA Sports.

“I really feel if we are giving away rights, or offering rights, it has to be proper negotiations and fair fees.

“I didn’t feel that this was done in a fair and open manner.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshock???cooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsad!?ideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
More More
Top