The much anticipated release of EA Sports FIFA 16 hit the shelves on Tuesday, September 22 with fans across the U.S. set to get in the game and players in Europe joining in on Thursday, Sept. 24.  The latest edition of the popular franchise will include more leagues and teams, 30 and 650, respectively, including women’s national teams for the first time.

The U.S. women’s national team won the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and Alex Morgan has joined global ambassador Lionel Messi on the cover of the U.S. edition of the game.

Chad Johnson is a well-known FIFA fan and is settling into the new game and no doubt thinking up new strategies to challenge the unsuspecting.

And teams and players around the globe were ready to start playing and checking out how they looked on the game.

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