FIFA 14 Japanese Cover To Feature Maya Yoshida

The Japanese front cover for FIFA 14 has been revealed this week, and Southampton centre back Maya Yoshida will be the face of it alongside VFL Wolfsburg’s Makoto Hasebe, and Global cover star Lionel Messi.

FIFA 14 Japan Cover

FIFA 14 Japan Cover

Southampton FC announced the news via their official website and EA Sports retweeted The Saints Twitter tweet as confirmation. The full tweet can be viewed below.

It doesn’t stop there for the south coast football giants either, as they’ve also announced a year-long partnership deal with EA as well. EA will now become the Club’s Official Football Video Gaming Partner for the 2013/14 Premier League season.

Regarding the news of his appearance on the front cover of the Japanese version, Yoshida said:

“It’s brilliant. I was really pleased when I heard that I would be on the cover of FIFA 14, and to be featuring alongside Messi is a great honour.”

“It’s not only nice for me, but also for Southampton Football Club because the game is such a huge platform, so to be among the list of global cover stars means so much to me and the Club.”

“Hopefully it will encourage fans back home to pick up the controller and play as Saints!”

Once FIFA 14 is launched in the UK on September 27th, Southampton fans will be able to download a special cover that will consist of three Saints players being featured on the box.