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Why is Liga MX not in FIFA 23?

Fans of the domestic top flight were disappointed to see that Liga MX clubs fail to feature in the latest version of the hit video game.

Why is Liga MX not in FIFA 23?

The latest (and final) version of the popular EA Sports FIFA 23 video game was released last week amid a marketing blitz with the game generating the usual amount of expectation and excitement upon release.

The game features more than 700 teams and 100 stadiums from around the world, including all the top European leagues such as the Premier League, LaLiga, Bundesliga, Serie A...

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However, fans of domestic Mexican soccer were disappointed to see that Liga MX teams and its players were omitted with the league being one of the most popular in the global game. The reason behind the omission is simple and is centred on rights management.

eFootball x Liga MX deal

Back in February 2022, Liga MX president Mikel Arriola confirmed that the governing body responsible for both Mexican first and second divisions (Liga MX and Liga Expansion) had signed an exclusivity agreement with the Japanese company Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc, in which the rights for the video game eFootball were sold to them.

Mexican soccer fans can take some solace in the fact that both men’s and women’s senior teams are available both bearing the new national team shield and new kits that will be used by Gerardo Martino’s team at next months Qatar World Cup.