Brett Goldstein, who has won two Emmy awards for his portrayal of AFC Richmond player Roy Kent, joked that it would be an opportunity to bring his character’s on-screen feud with Jamie Tartt into the virtual world.

“I look forward to beating my nephew in a game with me as Roy Kent and him as Jamie Tartt. He’s gonna be furious,” the actor said.

The Fifa game was launched in 1993, by EA Sports. Most real-world football teams are available to players.

Sudeikis’ titular character will be selectable as a manager of AFC Richmond, but also for other teams.

Similarly, fans will be allowed to choose or create a different manager to take control of AFC Richmond.

Well-known characters from the series, including Kent, Tartt, Sam Obisanya and Dani Rojas will all feature in the game, as will AFC Richmond’s home stadium, Nelson Road.