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Fans Petition for Getting San Marino Included in FIFA 17

A group of FIFA fans are petitioning to have the world's most unsuccessful football team included in this year's game.



The fans want San Marino, a team which has only one international win to its name, included within the game. In this respect they have even set up a petition and a twitter hashtag #SanMarinoEnElFIFA17.  



The tiny republic of San Marino is represented by a side that in 26 years has never won a competitive match, and even in friendlies has only a single victory to its name: a 1-0 triumph over Liechtenstein in April 2004. 


Yet a dedicated group of supporters think its time the minnows were rewarded for nearly three decades of unmerited graft with a spot on the international teams list in EA's next virtual football offering. To that end, they've coined the social media hashtag #SanMarinoEnElFIFA17, and set up a petition (which is on the verge of 300 signatures), in the hope of attracting the Canadian publisher's attention.Requests for San Marino to appear in the game stretch back more than a decade. For FIFA 09 two Polish gamers even made a special (if not necessarily legal) patch dedicated to the team, titled – see what they've done here? – the San Marino Patch.


EA has traditionally positioned FIFA as a club-focussed game, with last year's edition featuring 48 men's and 12 women's international sides.


However, we already know that list is expanding to include the Norway ladies' squad. So maybe – although it is a big maybe, admittedly – there is a smidgen of hope for a team that scored its first away goal in 14 years against Lithuania last September.


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