Spanish midfielder Alexia Putellas had a hilarious response after she discovered she was not included in the top 22 female footballers on FIFA 22.
The top 22 female players in the football video game were revealed earlier this week. Dutch star striker Vivianne Miedema, English defender Lucy Bronze and French defender Wendie Renard all received the highest rating of 92.
Australian forward Sam Kerr is rated 91, while six players received a 90 rating, including US trio Tobin Heath, Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan. Forward Fran Kirby is the only other English player to make the top 22 with a rating of 88.
Spanish striker Jenni Hermoso is rated 87, but women’s football fans are angered at the omission of one of her national teammates.
Despite being named UEFA Women's Player of the Year last month, Putellas was not included in the top 22 female footballers on FIFA 22.
The 27-year-old was a key part of the Barcelona side which won a historic treble last season, helping her team to Primera División, Copa de la Reina and Women’s Champions League titles.
Social media users reacted in anger at Putellas’s omission, with football journalist Grant Little posting: "UEFA Player of the Year Alexia Putellas is not one of FIFA’s top players. What a joke."
Another wrote: "Where's Alexia Putellas? The best player of Europe? Where?"
Putellas has now responded to the FIFA 22 ratings. She replied to the EA Sports FIFA Twitter account with the comment: "To all of you who mention me… It's normal!!! I have not played FIFA for 15 years". Her post was accompanied by a series of laughing face emojis.
FIFA 22 will be available to buy from October 1st. In anticipation of the release, player ratings have been released from earlier this month, with varying reactions.
Former Arsenal and England defender Alex Scott will join Stewart Robson on commentary, becoming the first English-speaking female voice on a FIFA game.
FIFA players will also be able to create and customise a female virtual pro for the first time in the game’s history. They will then be able to use the player during Pro Clubs, an online mode where 11v11 matches are contested.
As a result, mixed teams of female and male players will be available for the first time ever. Female players were only previously available through women’s international teams or FIFA Street-style Volta mode.
Despite this, fans are disappointed that women’s domestic leagues will be absent from FIFA 22. Users are still unable to play as teams in the Women’s Super League or National Women’s Super League on the game.News Now - Sport News