Very few players in football are loved around the world. Lionel Messi is arguably one of them so it makes sense that he graces the cover of the FIFA franchise worldwide each year. However in different regions, different players are chosen to star alongside him, whether by EA or by popular vote, and FIFA 16
is no different. With women's football
coming to this year's installment, it's nice to see women star in a few regions. UNITED STATES
UNITED KINGDOM AND REPUBLIC OF IRELAND The US cover stars one of their World Cup winning heroes, Alex Morgan MEXICO The UK cover "star" is Liverpool's Jordan Henderson. LATIN AMERICA Starring alongside Messi on Mexico's cover is C.D. Guadalajara's Marco Fabián JAPAN Chelsea's Juan Cuadrado will be on the cover in Latin America FRANCE Shinji Kagawa, currently at Borussia Dortmund, shall grace Japan's cover CANADA In France, Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann stars with Messi AUSTRALIA Women's World Cup hosts Canada shall have Christine Sinclair on their cover GLOBAL Stephanie Catley will join Messi on Australia's cover, alongside a mysterious shadow. Actually, another athlete will join the two, and that person will be revealed on August 13th in Sydney FIFA 16 In regions that are not any of the above, Lionel Messi is all by his lonesome
, with whatever cover shall be available in your region, is currently scheduled to launch on Xbox 360
and Xbox One on September 22nd.