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Rooney benched for FIFA 13

Hart & Oxlade-Chamberlain on cover.

After years of Wayne Rooney adorning the cover of FIFA games (he's been doing the job since 2005, if memory serves), our eyes can now breathe a sigh of relief, safe in the knowledge that next season's iteration will be fronted by two different Premier League players, Manchester City's Joe Hart and Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

EA recently signed a deal with Lionel Messi, which sees him take the central position on the game's front cover, and now the two young English players have been confirmed as his supporting cast, we have the complete line-up.

On EA's website Oxlade-Chamberlain said: "It's a massive honour, it's a huge game and one I've played for so many years, and to see my face on there - I never thought it would happen."

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney has been replaced by Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, which many will find amusing, and Oxlade-Chamberlain's inclusion mirrors that of Jack Wilshere's involvement last season.


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