FIFA 2019 has a new cover, and previous cover star Cristiano Ronaldo has been dropped.
The Juventus and Portugal star was the main man when it came to FIFA 19, appearing on the front of the box and in the game’s main menus.
Now, five months after FIFA 19 came out, EA has decided to give the game a new cover, and has replaced Ronaldo with fellow Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, Brazil star Neymar and Manchester City’s midfield maestro Kevin de Bruyne.
Ronaldo has hit the headlines in recent months for allegations surrounding his personal life after he was accused of rape, which he vehemently denied, and he also accepted a fine for tax evasion in Spain. “With the UEFA Champions League coming to EA Sports FIFA 19 this year, we have a unique opportunity to offer a range of new content to players that reflects the real-world excitement of football,” EA told Eurogamer.
“We have seen the concerning report that details allegations against Cristiano Ronaldo. We are closely monitoring the situation, as we expect cover athletes and ambassadors to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with EA’s values.”