Every new FIFA installment has seen EA Sports increase the number of teams. Similarly, the next FIFA 17 is expected to add new squads on top of the current bolstering roster of 650. That being said, the developer has pretty much kept radio silence regarding any information about this years iteration.

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However, a new development has come to light which – in a way – reveals the identity of the first new team in FIFA 17. Andrine Stolsmo Hegerberg, the midfielder for Norways women team, has confirmed through her Instagram account of her countrys inclusion in the game. An image of herself being scanned by a FIFA Development Crew was posted by her, with the FIFA17 hashtag.

Provided that the news is legitimate, which probably is, the number of womens national teams in FIFA 17 has been raised to twelve with the inclusion of Norwegians squad. Well see if EA Sports has more womens teams to add in the coming months. Norway would join Germany, United States, France, Sweden, England, Brazil, Canada, Australia, Spain, China, Italy, and Mexico as a playable nation in FIFA 17. Hopefully more national teams will get added.

Prior to Hegerberg, a couple of other football stars have also shared similar images of their scanning process. Recent months have seen and confirmed the presence of Adrian of West Ham and Loic Remy of Chelsea in FIFA 17. There is no suggestion that they will include Women’s Super League teams yet.