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Alex Scott joins FIFA 22 to make history as the game’s first-ever female commentator


ALEX SCOTT will make history as the FIFA game’s first-ever female commentator.

The SunSport columnist, 36, is enjoying a stellar rise in her role as a pundit.

Alex Scott will be the first female commentator on the FIFA video gameCredit: Getty

And her latest gig will see her included in FIFA 22 next season.

Arsenal and England legend Scott replaces Alan McInally as the pitchside reporter in Career Mode.

The 140-cap Lionesses hero has excelled in her media work since hanging up her boots in 2017.

She provides analysis for Sky Sports and BBC Sport – but is also enjoying presenting, too, and will replace Dan Walker as Football Focus host from the new season.

Writing for SunSport regarding her Euro 2020 coverage with the Beeb, Scott said: “I have to pinch myself every time I’m in the studio covering England as a pundit at Euro 2020.

“Before I went on to win over 140 caps for my country, I was always a fan.

“As a kid, I would pull on an England shirt and try to replicate goals from the greats like Gazza, Alan Shearer, and Teddy Sheringham.

“So it gives me goosebumps to now be on screen as part of the BBC’s presenting line-up for the tournament.

“Obviously, we’ve got a job to do when we’re analysing the teams but I can’t stop myself from going mad when England score.”

Popular video game FIFA will also add Stewart Robson as a co-commentator alongside Derek Rae.

Former Arsenal player of the year Robson, 56, made 150 league appearances for the Gunners before joining their in-house TV channel.

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He has sat in the gantry with the microphone for ESPN, talkSPORT and is now BT Sport’s Italian football co-commentator.

Robson replaces yet another ex-Arsenal player in Lee Dixon in the regular commentary duo.

FIFA 22 is expected to be released on October 1 with Kylian Mbappe confirmed as the face of the cover once more.

Former Arsenal player Stewart Robson will join Derek Rae in the virtual gantryCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd
Fifa 22 official reveal – watch the first full trailer for this year’s game here

Source: Soccer - thesun.co.uk


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