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The bizarre reason why EA FC 24 can't use France's kit on Euros cover despite having the licence

The bizarre reason why EA FC 24 can't use France's kit on Euros cover despite having the licence

EA FC's Euro 2024 add-on is now available but fans have been confused by France's kit.

EA Sports FC's new Euro 2024 mode is officially live but fans have been left extremely confused in regards to the situation involving France.

The free add-on has officially gone live on Thursday 6 June, just over a week before the real-life showpiece kicks off with a clash between Germany and Scotland on 14 June at the Allianz Arena.

Gamers will therefore be able to play as all 24 qualified teams or conduct their very own tournament with sides who did not secure their place in Germany.

Cover art was released to hype the release of the update, with a slew of stars featuring.

Jude Bellingham, Alvaro Morata, Virgil van Dijk and Florian Wirtz are among those who are present in their respective national team colours in the graphic.

However, plenty of fans noticed something strange regarding France star Ousmane Dembele.

He appeared to be sporting an unbranded France strip that was in the same colours but did not contain the Les Bleus crest or Nike logo.

Image: EA Sports
Image: EA Sports

Many fans worried about the possibility of France, one of the favourites for the tournament, not being licensed.

However, as per Footy Headlines, their kits are still correct in the game as they still have the license.

A newly released trailer shows the brand new France strip in the game.

But it's claimed that EA do not have permission to use the France national team for promotional material.

It's because the FFF signed a deal with EA's rivals Konami, who make eFootball - formerly known as Pro Evolution Soccer - and they have the rights for their images.

Image: EA Sports
Image: EA Sports

The Euro 2024 mode is available on all consoles - including Xbox One and PlayStation 5.

We are delighted to further expand our partnership with EA Sports, with UEFA Euro 2024 becoming a part of the EA Sports FC game,” UEFA marketing director Guy-Laurent Epstein said on the partnership.

“UEFA Euro 2024 is one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting football tournaments, and we’re thrilled that the huge EA Sports FC 24 community across the globe will get the chance to engage with the tournament in such an authentic gaming environment.”

Featured Image Credit: EA Sports

Topics: EA FC 24, Gaming, France, Euro 2024