The Russian Premier League is widely considered the 7th most competitive league in Europe. For reference, Players of the Russian league have a greater total value than the highest Scottish, Danish, Swiss, and Swedish leagues combined; all of which are fully playable in Fifa 21. Russia had three teams in the Champions League, a competition exclusively licensed by EA, just this past year. Two of the three teams, Krasnodar and Zenit St Petersburg, are completely absent from Fifa 21. The three Russian teams present in Fifa 21 are Spartak Moscow, Lokomotiv Moscow, and CSKA Moscow, and apart from this there are several players from the Russian League who are still playable in the game due to their place on their respective national teams such as Matthias Normann (Norway) or Wilmar Barrios (Columbia). However, some of the best players in the Russian league belong to either a competitive nation such as Brazil and are not part of their national team, or to nations without a playable national team in the game; meaning that high quality and high value players that play in the Russian league have been completely unplayable in Fifa for the past few years. Some of these players include Sardar Azmoun, a 26 year old $25m Striker from Iran, Malcolm Olivera, a $26m 23 year old from Brazil, Matvey Safonov, a $17m 21 year old Russian goalkeeper, or Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, a 19 Year old wonderkid from Georgia with a value of $11m. As a fan of the league, I would of course like to see the league licensed and fully represented in the game, but any fan of football should be able to recognize the sizable gap the absence of the league leaves on Career Mode and several other elements of Fifa 21. I’m obviously not asking for the league to be suddenly playable with the next patch update, but I really do think adding the league should definitely be a priority for EA going into Fifa 22.