FIFA 20 India Map Does Not Feature Jammu and Kashmir Yet Again

It’s not that parts of the state are missing, the entire thing is.

FIFA 20 India Map Does Not Feature Jammu and Kashmir Yet Again

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The Indian national team in FIFA 20

Highlights
  • FIFA 20 out now on PC, PS4, Xbox One in India
  • The map of India in FIFA 20 omits Jammu and Kashmir
  • This has been the case for at least three years in FIFA

New year, new game, same old problem. For supposedly the third year in a row, the map of India in the latest instalment of EA Sports' FIFA franchise — FIFA 20 — does not feature Jammu and Kashmir, according to an image circulating on Twitter. The issue here isn't that the parts of the Indian state that are occupied by Pakistan and China are missing from the map of India in FIFA 20. That would still be considered illegal in India, though it would be in line with how the international community has often depicted the state. It's that the entirety of Jammu and Kashmir is missing altogether from the map of India in FIFA 20. Selling products — digital or otherwise — that incorrectly depict the map of India is illegal in the country.

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Gadgets 360 has reached out to EA for comment and will update this story if and when we hear back.

Former Gadgets 360 reporter and gaming journalist Rishi Alwani shared an in-game FIFA 20 screenshot early on Friday, which shows the aforementioned omission. Gadgets 360 has been unable to verify this for itself as the maps of countries are only available to see in the Squad Battles section of Ultimate Team, which refreshes every 12 hours or so. At the time of writing, a squad from India was not part of the game mode. EA has taken this approach to the map of India in its football sim FIFA at least since 2017, per reports.

FIFA 20 is out now on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

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Genre Sports
Platform Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 (PS4), Xbox One, PC: Windows
Modes Single-player, Multiplayer
Series FIFA
PEGI Rating 3+
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Akhil Arora
Akhil Arora covers entertainment for Gadgets 360, interviewing stars such as Christian Bale and Anurag Kashyap, covering series premieres, product and service launches across the globe, and looking at American blockbusters and Indian dramas from a global socio-political and feminist perspective. As a Rotten Tomatoes-certified film critic, Akhil has reviewed over 150 movies and TV shows in over half a decade at Gadgets 360. When he is not completely caught up with new film and TV releases, Akhil ...More
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