FIFA's popular video game FIFA 16 announces women's teams

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For the first time ever video game players will be able to play as women’s teams on FIFA 16.

Eleven international teams will be available to play on consoles such as PlayStation and XBox.

This release will follow the Women’s World Cup in Canada, which is expected to be the most watched women’s football event ever.

Steph Houghton, the England captain, has been speaking to BBC Sport about her excitement in regard to the game.

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"To be one of the first female players included is something we'll always be able to look back on, hopefully it will help raise the profile of the women's game even further," stated the 27 year old.

Houghton is set to be right as FIFA 15, this season’s release of the game, sold nearly 15.5million copies from September to January.

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FIFA have released a women’s specific trailer featuring women playing for the United States, England, Spain and Italy.

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Australia, Brazil, Canada, China. France, Germany, Mexico and Sweden are the other teams set to feature.

Vice President and General Manager at EA Sports, David Rutter has endorsed the introduction of Women and Nick Channon, producer for FIFA 16, told Polygon that women's teams will not be able to compete against the men.

He also said: "For us, it was more about getting the most of the best players. The international women's game is big. Obviously that's where the best players are. We wanted to start there."

Fifty-five thousand fans went to Wembley to watch the women's national team play against Germany in 2014, evidence of the progression of the sport.

At this point the women's match was attracting more fans than that of the mens' team. Wayne Rooney and Co. managed to attract fourty-one thousand people for their post World Cup fixture vs Norway, considerably less than the Women's team.

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