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Come on you Spurs! Gareth Bale joins Lionel Messi on UK FIFA 14 cover.

Posted by: Sean Cahill at 7/17/2013 10:11 AM
EA Sports announced that 2012-2013 FWA Footballer of the Year and PFA Young Player of the Year, Gareth Bale, will join Lionel Messi on the UK cover of FIFA 14.  Gareth Bale, jack of all trades footballer for English side Tottenham Hotspur, was a part of a uniform unveiling at the North London club just one week ago.  He has now built upon that momentum and joins the Barcelona Striker on the cover of one of the best selling sports franchises of all time.  As a Spurs fan myself, this makes me plenty happy that the club from White Hart Lane continues to get exposure.

Oh, and being the cover boy in Times Square for NBC's lucrative EPL contract certainly doesn't hurt either...


FIFA 14
Gareth Bale FIFA 14 UK Cover Star Announce Assets
Gareth Bale to Appear on Cover of FIFA 14 in UK, Ireland and Middle East LaunchingSept. 27

EA SPORTS™ is proud to announce a partnership with the five-time player of the year, Gareth Bale.One of the Barclays Premier League’s most accomplished talents, Bale will make his debut on the cover of FIFA 14 in the UKIreland and Middle East alongside, Barcelona and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi.
Speaking about the partnership EA SPORTS, Dan Holman, Head of UK Product Marketing EA SPORTS said: “We’re delighted to be working with Gareth Bale. He’s a natural goal scorer and is a perfect fit for FIFA 14’s new Pure Shot feature that allows for numerous new exhilarating and rewarding ways to score.  Renowned for his outstanding game-winning goals last season, we’ve worked closely with the EA SPORTS team in Vancouver to motion-capture and 3D head scan Gareth so he will be even more authentic than ever in FIFA 14.”
Commenting on his cover appearance the Welsh superstar said: “To be on the front cover is a massive honour. When you look at the calibre of players that have been on there in the past they are legends of the game, so for me to be here now is a dream come true.”
The partnership will see Bale become an EA SPORTS Football ambassador for the 2013/14 season. He will become the cornerstone of marketing and advertising campaigns in the UK and Ireland, featuring on packaging and utilised in other media activities. The Spurs winger will appear on the cover of FIFA 14 on the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system with Kinect™ from Microsoft, and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system with PlayStation Move support.
UK customers can pre-order the exclusive limited edition copy of the game here with 24 FIFA Ultimate Team Premium Gold Packs and a host of other bonus content*, but only if you order before 1st August 2013.

Click here to see Gareth Bale being motion captured for FIFA 14.
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2012-2013 PFA Young Player of the Year, PFA Players’ Player of the Year and the FWA Footballer of the Year (Barlcays POY 2012/13) (PFA Players POY 2010/11)
*FIFA 14 GAME Exclusive Limited Edition contains:
·         24 FIFA Ultimate Team Premium Gold Packs
·         Steelbook Case
·         EA SPORTS Football Club Unlockables:
o    Three brand new goal celebrations
o    Wide selection of historic club kits
o    Five Pro Boosts
o    Adidas bundle – two pairs of boots, two balls and the Adidas All-Star team 
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