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FIFA 17 doesn’t feature Iceland because the team turned down EA’s $15,000 offer

FIFA 17 Iceland

The Iceland national football team don’t feature in FIFA 17 due to a disagreement with EA over payments. 

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According to the BBC,Iceland isn’t in the game because their football association (KSI)turned down EA’s offer of $15,000 for their inclusion. The KSI reportedly made a counter offer which EA refused.

“They are the ones buying these rights and they almost want it for free,” KSI president Geir Thorsteinsson told the BBC.

“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.”

Iceland knocked England out of Euro 2016, but their performance at the tournament hasn’t boosted their monetary value in EA’s eyes, although we don’t know how much KSI proposed with their counter offer.

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

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