In a historic announcement by EA Sports, they have confirmed that English broadcaster Alex Scott will be added to the roster of broadcasters for FIFA 2022. The news comes as a major boost for the sport and journalism in the country which has often been criticized as a male-dominated one. However, steps have been taken in recent times to promote the game across genders and the addition of Alex Scott is one such path-breaking move that is going to act as an inspiration for all the girls and women who loves the sport of football.
The former England right-back will take over from Alan McNally and will be seen in the role of a pitch-side reporter on the game’s career mode. However, it is a landmark moment for women in sports as Alex Scott is set to become the first-ever female broadcaster to join the iconic football game. She was undoubtedly delighted at the aftermath of the news as she posted a heartfelt note on social media.
It's a big moment for me personally and professionally: Alex Scott
Alex Scott expressed her happiness on Twitter as she shared the news of her joining the FIFA family. While confirming that she will be commentating for FIFA 22, she stated, "This is a big moment for FIFA, for football and women and girls across the world. It’s also a big moment for me personally and professionally."
While she is the first English-speaking female broadcaster to feature in FIFA, the 36-year-old strongly believes that she will certainly not be the last. "I know this is just the start of stronger female footballing representation from @EASPORTSFIFA and the football community as a whole," Scott further tweeted while reflecting on this historic achievement.
Alex Scott made 140 appearances for England women's team
The former right-back was one of the best in the women's game as she made 140 appearances for her nation, scoring 12 goals in her career. At the club level, Alex Scott played for various big clubs including Arsenal and Birmingham City. During her time at Arsenal, she won 5 Women's Premier League titles, 7 FA Cup titles and 1 Champions League title as well. After retiring from football in 2017, she joined the sports media industry and has never looked back ever since.