2002 FIFA World Cup
2002 FIFA World Cup
In 2003, German goalkeeper Oliver Kahn and German soccer club FC Bayern Munich both successfully sued EA for including Kahn into the game as the goalie for Germany's national soccer team without their permission. This resulted in EA being banned from selling the game in Germany, but allowed Kahn to be represented as the goalie for FC Bayern Munich rather than the national team in all future FIFA games featuring him in a deal EA brokered with the German Football League (Bundesliga). The case marked the first time a professional soccer player filed a suit against his representation in a video game.
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