FIFA 18 will see the return of Czech First League side AC Sparta Prague.
The last time the club was featured in the series was FIFA 11 and fans have been calling for it to be included again ever since.
Tomas Krivda, marketing director of AC Sparta Prague, said the club had been discussing the return to the franchise for some time.
He added, “We are very pleased that our club is returning to the legendary video game franchise.”
Sparta Prague has dominated the country’s first division ever since its launch 123 years ago – winning 33 Czech First League titles, 14 Czech Cups and 2 Czech Supercups.
FIFA 18 may seem like an eternity away – but you may not need to wait until September to get you hands on the game.
That’s because EA is doing another closed beta this year – due to kick off around August 18.
Select members of the FIFA community – from YouTubers to professional gamers – will be invited to play on the game and submit feedback.
But there’s an outside chance you could get in on the action, too.
To give yourself the best shot, you’re going need to have an EA account – then, head to email settings and check the box that says you want to receive promotional materials.
If you’re lucky enough to receive an invite, you’ll be able to play an early version of the game.
It’s worth mentioning that the screen will feature a watermark – complete with your gamer tag. This is to stop you from taking screen shots or streaming the game – both of which will result in account ban.
For those who can’t get their hands on the closed beta then you’ll have to wait for the demo, which drops a few weeks later.
If past years are anything to go by, the FIFA 18 demo will arrive on September 15 – two weeks before launch.
The FIFA 17 demo dropped on September 13, with the full game arriving on September 27.
FIFA 16 followed the same pattern, with the demo arriving on September 8 and the game released on the 22nd.