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Alex Morgan will join Lionel Messi on the American cover of FIFA 16

NWSL Championship - Portland Thorns FC v Western New York Flash

ROCHESTER, NY - AUGUST 31: Portland Thorns FC teammates Alex Morgan #13 and Christine Sinclair #12 embrace following victory over Western New York Flash in the National Women’s Soccer League Championship at Sahlen’s Stadium August 31, 2013 in Rochester, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

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It had already been announced that a select group of women’s national teams would be in this year’s version of EA Sports’ FIFA series, and now a trio of women will feature on the cover of FIFA 16.

Joining Lionel Messi will be Alex Morgan on the American version, while Canada WNT superstar Christine Sinclair will share space with Messi on the Canadian version.

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Stephanie Catley of Australia will star with Messi and a silhouette that appears to hide Tim Cahill on the Down Under version.

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This edition is the first time ever that women will be included in the FIFA game with the inclusion of 12 national teams: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and the United States of America.

“As soon as we knew Women’s National Teams were joining FIFA 16, we immediately recognized that Christine and Alex would be the perfect cover athletes based on their accomplishments and what they represent for their respective countries and the sport of women’s soccer,” said David Pekush, Sr. Manager of North America Marketing for EA SPORTS. “They are exhilarating players and exude heart and courage on the pitch, and we are extremely proud to be working with them this year.”

With @alexmorgan13 and @sincy12 joining @stephcatley, that’s 3 Thorns with @EASportsFIFA 16 covers! #BAONPDX

— Portland Thorns FC (@ThornsFC) July 20, 2015

I’m so honored to be featured on the cover of #FIFA16. Thank you @EASPORTSFIFA!

— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) July 20, 2015

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