Thu, Jun 30, 2011 | 09:46 BST
Alan Smith replaces Gray as FIFA 12 colour commentator
EA has announced this morning that Sky Sports colour commentator Alan Smith will become the new co-commentator for FIFA 12 alongside his Sky colleague Martin Tyler.
Smith replaces ex-Sky Sports commentator and pundit Andy Gray, who was sacked from the company after sexist remarks earlier this year.
EA remained quiet at the time of his sacking over if he’d return for this year’s game. Here’s the answer; it’s no.
“The natural chemistry that Martin and I have developed working live matches for TV has transferred very well to the virtual broadcast booth,” said Smith.
“I’m really looking forward to FIFA fans hearing our work this fall as we bring all the match day emotion and excitement to this year’s game.”
A second commentary team that consists of Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend of ITV will call tournament matches in the game.
FIFA 12 releases on September 30 in Europe.