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Superstar Athletes Including Joao Felix, Vinicius Jr, Trent Alexander Arnold and Seventeen Others Will Represent Their Clubs on the Virtual Pitch

SYDNEY, Australia – April 15, 2020 – Last week Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA), in partnership with FIFA, announced one of its biggest programs and strongest examples of the experiences it’s creating for players as part of its “Stay Home. Play Together” initiative. The EA SPORTS™ FIFA 20 Stay and Play Cup, April 16-20, will drive the world’s game of football as well as lift the spirit of its global community over five days of competitive action.

Twenty professional footballers from world-renown clubs are locked in for the head-to-head tournament and prepared to take their talents to the virtual pitch and in front of a global audience.

Fans and players of FIFA alike are anticipating one of the biggest moments of the year for the sport, but anyone looking for entertainment can tune in to the more than 20 hours of broadcasted play across a number of EA SPORTS FIFA channels and broadcast partners eager to bring FIFA play to the masses.

Stay Home, Play Together, and plan to enjoy some of the best football action around April 16-20. Follow EA SPORTS FIFA on Twitter to stay up-to-date with the clubs and players competing during the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Stay and Play Cup. Follow #stayandplay on Twitter and Instagram or view all upcoming activities and livestreams here: https://www.ea.com/en-ca/stay-and-play.

The tournament runs Thursday, April 16 – Monday, April 20. Four matches take place every day with the semifinals and Grand Final on Monday, April 20.

  • Thursday, April 16- Saturday April 18
    • Rounds 1, 2 and 3 matches begin at 2:00 AEST
  • Sunday, April 19
    • Quarterfinal matches begin at 2:00 AEST
  • Monday, April 20
    • Semifinal matches begin at 3:00 AEST
    • GRAND FINAL: 4:30 AEST

In addition to catching all the excitement on the EA SPORTS FIFA Twitch and YouTube channels, the tournament will broadcast globally through the following partners:

  • Oceania, ESPN
  • New Zealand, Sky NZ
  • US, ESPN2 and ESPN App
  • Pan Asia, Astro
  • Middle East and North Africa, BelN
  • Southeast Asia, BelN

Professional footballers from the most iconic and historic leagues around the world including:

AIK: Nabil Bahoui
Ajax: Sergiño Dest
Atletico Madrid: Joao Felix
Brondby: Jesper Lindström
Chelsea: Cesar Azpilicueta
Dortmund: Achraf Hakimi
Djurgården: Jesper Karlström
FC Copenhagen: Mo Daramy
HJK Helsinki: Nikolai Alho
Liverpool: Trent Alexander Arnold
Lyon: Bruno Guimaraes
Manchester City: Phil Foden
Marseille: Saîf Khaoui
PSG: Juan Bernat
PSV Eindhoven: Mohamed Ihattaren
Real Madrid: Vinicius Jr
Roma: Justin Kluivert
Tottenham Hotspur: Serge Aurier
Porto: Fabio Silva
Valencia: Manu Vallejo

Available in stores now, EA SPORTS FIFA 20 lets players experience the prestige levels of professional football or jump into VOLTA FOOTBALL, the all-new authentic small-sided football mode. Join EA Access** on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and Origin™ Access** on PC to get 10% off digital purchases.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers.

In fiscal year 2019, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.95 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognised for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality brands such as EA SPORTS™ FIFA, Battlefield™, Apex Legends™, The Sims™, Madden NFL, Need for Speed™, Titanfall™ and Plants vs. Zombies™. More information about EA is available at www.ea.com/news.

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