The current Serie A leaders caused shockwaves in the gaming industry over the summer as it emerged EA Sports had lost the rights to use the club’s license in FIFA 20.
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Calcio e Finanza reports the Bianconeri will not officially be included in Football Manager 2020, due to be released on November 19. Instead, they will go under the guise ‘Zebre’, which refers to the Old Lady’s black-and-white stripes.
Juventus are referred to in the latest version of FIFA as ‘Piemonte Calcio’, named after the region they are based in.
As was the case for FIFA, in fact, the exclusivity between Juventus and Konami forced the producers of Football Manager to change the name, logo and even the uniforms of the Bianconeri. In the 2020 edition of FM, Juve will 'disappear'.
Other than that though, the team is as you would expect. Led by Cristiano Ronaldo, a strong backline of Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci and Daniele Rugani, apart from the new signings of Matthijs de Ligt, Aaron Ramsey, and Adrien Rabiot.
The report does indicate that this move from The Old Lady caused quite a bit of shock in the gaming industry, with it being a rare move for a club to completely align themselves with one game.
Football Manager tends to have no competition but FIFA and PES have been in a battle for years to see who can produce the most realistic and popular football game.