Juventus' new 'Piemonte Calcio' badge and kits have been unveiled for FIFA 20

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Cristiano Ronaldo plays for Juventus at the moment, right? Not as far as FIFA 20 is concerned.

After EA Sports and Juventus' partnership came to an end this summer, the gaming franchise was forced into the awkward decision of branding the Italian champions without their name.

Not only that, but the separation meant that EA couldn't use the club badge or their kits, although they have been allowed to maintain their accurate graphics of the players themselves.

Outside of the details on the game, though, it had a profound effect on EA's company as a whole, with their value plummeting by an eye-watering £660 million overnight. 

The whole situation gave everybody flashbacks to the rival PES series, where their lack of deals with teams meant the likes of 'London FC' and 'Man Blue' were in the Premier League.

Introducing Piemonte Calcio

It soon emerged that Juventus would actually be called 'Piemonte Calcio' and that further club details would be announced in due course as to not violate Juventus' deal with PES.

Now, the wait is finally over as the release of FIFA 20's Beta version means that players have finally been able to test out Piemonte Calcio, albeit with the player ratings from FIFA 19.

However, EA Sports have taken the time to update any areas that might compromise their legal obligations, meaning that the generic club badge and kits have finally been unveiled.

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Club badge and kits unveiled

The badge takes on a similar shape of the old Juventus logo, featuring 'Piemonte' in large letters below the Italian flag and three stars, while 'Calcio' is written above a stallion graphic.

As for the kits, EA Sports have completely avoided the usual Juventus tropes by ditching the stripes in favour of a black design with a large pink sash as well as some smaller pink pin-stripes.

The away jersey seems to be completely yellow, with an Italian flag design down the centre. You can check out some of the screenshots that have emerged from the Beta below:

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Let's be honest, it all looks a bit tacky, doesn't it?

EA have been put in a really difficult situation here and will have been forced to produce completely original designs, but it just looks so weird seeing Cristiano Ronaldo in those strips.

The FIFA series has almost been completely immune to these issues that bugged people about the PES games and it will definitely frustrate people given the size of Juventus.

However, we have seen some worse custom kits in our time and there are even some people who think the Piemonte Calcio insignia beats that of Juventus' latest effort. 

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Can the same be said of the kits? Surely not and it's hard to imagine that either strip would be flying off the shelves if Juventus actually released them.

Anyhow, sponsorship complications aside, we're sure that gamers will be scoring plenty of goals with Ronaldo and co on FIFA 20, even if the jerseys will take some getting used to.

What do you think of the whole Piemonte Calcio situation? Have your say in the comments section below.

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