Picture: BBCFormer Arsenal and England footballer Alex Scott’s meteoric rise as a pundit has seen her land a job in FIFA 22, the place she’ll seem as a side-line reporter digging into occasions occurring off-screen. The broadcaster – who’ll change into the primary ever feminine voice within the franchise – will fulfil Alan McInally’s function, offering perception into occasions unfolding at different grounds round England.
She’s a part of a shake-up to the commentary group on this 12 months’s soccer sim, with Lee Dixon changed by ex-Arsenal participant Stewart Robson, who’s maybe greatest identified for his appearances on ESPN. Derek Rae will return as the principle anchor, which means Manchester United followers might should endure one other season of ‘Bruno Fernandsh’.
Scott has change into a staple of UK tv these previous couple of years, and can takeover as host on Soccer Focus subsequent season, whereas additionally that includes as a part of the presenting crew on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. She’s additionally branched out into different, non-sporting matters – together with a collection of BBC stories on psychological well being.
It’ll be fascinating to see whether or not FIFA finally incorporates feminine groups outdoors of internationals, as rival sports activities recreation NBA 2K21 added a full marketing campaign for the WNBA final 12 months, whereas celebrity Candace Parker is on the duvet of an NBA 2K22 particular version. There’s no phrase on the Girls’s Tremendous League being in FIFA 22, so maybe not this 12 months, then.