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First new team for FIFA 17 confirmed: Norway's national women's side

Each year sees EA Sports add an assortment of new teams to its marquee football series. It looks as though we have our first confirmed for FIFA 17 (opens in new tab), thanks to an unlikely source: Norwegian international midfielder Andrine Stolsmo Hegerberg.

Hegerberg recently shared an Instagram photo of her being scanned by a hi-tech camera crew, captioned with the telling hashtag “#fifa17”. Alongside it, she joked in her native language, “rumoured that COD also wanted some of the pictures.”

Effectively, her post confirms that the Norwegian women’s national team is coming to FIFA 17. That would expand upon the 12 ladies squads included last year, such as England, Germany and USA.

Premier League footballers Adrian and Loic Remy have also shared images of them being scanned for FIFA 17, although EA’s official Premier League license makes confirmation of West Ham and Chelsea appearing in the game considerably less surprising.

We recently revealed that the new league fans want most in FIFA 17 is the Turkish second division (opens in new tab).

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