San Marino’s national football team has grown accustomed to goal droughts, heavy defeats and losing streaks over the years, but their fans still believe they should have representation on FIFA 17.
A group of FIFA fans are petitioning to have the world’s most unsuccessful football team included in this year’s game. The fans want San Marino, a team which has only one international win to its name, included within the game. In this respect they have even set up a petition and a twitter hashtag #SanMarinoEnElFIFA17.
The microstate has never had a playable team on any of EA Sports’ previous FIFA titles, and with only one solitary win in the last 26 years, it certainly looks unlikely to happen any time soon.
While many football fans might brush off their argument for being included in next year’s FIFA 17 game, there is no doubt that some gamers would fancy the challenge of controlling the San Marino team and challenging people online.
EA has traditionally positioned FIFA as a club-focussed game, with last year’s edition featuring 48 men’s and 12 women’s international sides.
However, we already know that list is expanding to include the Norway ladies’squad. So maybe although it is a big maybe, admittedly – there is a smidgen of hope for a team that scored its first away goal in 14 years against Lithuania last September.
So, if you would like to Make San Marino Great Again, for lack of a better expression, sign the petition to get them on the game!