Alan Smith to Provide FIFA 12 Commentary

By Cam Martin 

Former English soccer player and current broadcaster Alan Smith will provide video game commentary for FIFA 12, EA Sports has announced. Smith joins longtime commentator Martin Tyler for this year’s incarnation of the soccer game.

“Alan will bring a fresh, new perspective and insight to FIFA 12, working alongside the trusted and well-known voice of Martin Tyler,” said David Rutter, senior producer of FIFA 12. “As one of the top-tier broadcasters on the UK football scene, he brings enormous knowledge and expert analysis to the game so that we can deliver the most authentic FIFA experience this year.”

“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.”

For the first time FIFA 12 will feature two English broadcast teams. The second commentary team of Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend will call tournament games. 

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