On 8 June 2007, it was announced that the FAI had teamed up with Electronic Arts and that the League of Ireland would feature in the FIFA 08 computer game; the first time for the league to feature in the FIFA Series. Top players from the league, including Derry City's Pat McCourt and Joseph Ndo of St. Patrick's Athletic, were present at the official announcement and photocall of the deal which took place in Temple Bar, Dublin on 11 June 2007. It was confirmed that all 12 teams in the Premier Division of the FAI League of Ireland will be featured in the game. At the event, Fran Gavin, Director of the FAI League of Ireland said:
|“||We are thrilled to be working with EA Sports to bring our league to a worldwide audience of millions. Having the eircom League of Ireland included in FIFA 08 is very exciting for supporters of the league, and it will also enable people around the world to play FAI eircom League of Ireland fixtures on their computer consoles.||”|
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