By 90Min
October 13, 2017

After only a fortnight of the latest iteration of the FIFA series being released, a host of footballers have complained to game studio EA Sports about their attributes and likenesses.

Premier League trio Benjamin Mendy, Michy Batshuayi and Dele Alli all hit out at the game makers for supposedly undercutting their talents. However, the most recent star to take issue with the inaccuracy of the game, is Juventus' Sami Khedira whose gripe was more superficial. 

The German World Cup winner aimed a dig at the team behind FIFA 18 on Twitter, for them failing to update his haircut.

His post directed at EA Sports read: "Hey @EASPORTSFIFA , I'm really glad you like my long hair... but I'm wearing it short or almost two years now..." 

Khedira isn't the only player to take issue with his likeness, with the likes of Mendy and Santi Gomes also making their grievances known to the team behind the FIFA series.

Man City new boy Mendy feels he resembles cult hero Emile Heskey a little to closely, whereas Man Utd starlet Gomes feels his in-game avatar is more suitable for Swansea front man Wilfred Bony.

This isn't the first time FIFA have been hit with a backlash for failing to get appearances just so. Perhaps the most infamous example involved Philippe Coutinho going un-updated from FIFA 14 to a post-release update to FIFA 17.

However, with the game's popularity at an all-time high among professional players, who are happy to air their grievances online, it will be interesting to see if the EA game developers up their admittedly already high standard in the FIFA 19 edition.

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