To celebrate the up-and-coming launch of FIFA 07- the worlds greatest football computer game, EA SPORTS today announce their sponsorship of the 2005-06 Conference Champions Accrington Stanley.

EA SPORTS today announces a partnership with Accrington Stanley which runs during the 2006/07 season. Having finally secured promotion to the Football League, Accrington Stanley makes its long overdue appearance in FIFA 07, out on September 29th.

To celebrate this historic occasion, EA SPORTS is working closely with the club on a number of initiatives over the course of the season including back of shirt sponsorship for FIFA 07. FIFA 07 will also be the front of shirt sponsor for the first Saturday home game versus Barnet on August 12th.

Like the FIFA franchise Accrington Stanley FC have a long and prestigious history thus making them the perfect partners for the upcoming League Two season.

The deal includes:

Front of shirt sponsorship for selected matches including the approaching home game against Barnet on August 12th. Back of shirt sponsorship for the whole season Sponsorship of the training kits for the whole season Accrington captain Peter Cavanagh will be offered for interview w/c 7th August

A spokesperson for EA SPORTS said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring Accrington Stanley and we are looking forward to working with them closely this season and hopefully beyond. FIFA 07 allows gamers to experience the highs and lows of a season and everyone at Accrington Stanley knows this better than most.”

FIFA 07 is released on the 29th of September and includes 27 leagues from 20 nations. Over 510 teams are accurately represented with kits and badges including Accrington themselves. Now for the first time you can join us in supporting Accrington Stanley all the way this season.

Product description With the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ over and the glamour of international football fading fast, the players are now back to their daily jobs of winning glory for their club in EA SPORTS™ FIFA 07. From the first whistle, FIFA 07 throws you into the rollercoaster ride of a football season and the intense stadium atmosphere of every home and away match. Relish every satisfying victory over bitter rivals and live through every gut-wrenching poor performance at home. Savour the spine-tingling stadium atmosphere, home and away, as your team battles their way up the league table.

Listen as your supporters chant your players' names and bellow all the rousing club songs through rain and shine. You have the power to shape your club's destiny in the EA SPORTS™ Interactive Leagues [F.A. Premier League, Bundesliga, French League, Mexican 1st Division], a new online mode that enables you to pit your club against supporters of your real-world opponents. Play your games according to the real-world schedule. When they play, you play. Track your team's progress as the aggregate results determine your club's position in the league table. Now you actually take to the pitch for the glory of your club. New intelligent AI ensures that your 11 men on the pitch make realistic decisions, finding space and passing like professionals.

A complete overhaul of the game engine now means that you have to employ real world tactics, make realistic decisions and think like a player in order to win matches. Take on the updated and improved challenge of the Manager Mode. Player values and wages have been tuned to be even more realistic. Managerial decisions have even more tangible effects on player performance and welfare. Smarter CPU decisions mean rival managers are even more strategic in their own pursuit of silverware. This is the season where you make the difference! FIFA 07, PEGI rated as 3+, is available September 2006.


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