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Rooney, Ronaldinho the faces of FIFA 06

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and FC Barcelona's Ronaldinho will be the cover stars for EA Sports' upcoming FIFA 06.

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and FC Barcelona's Ronaldinho will be the cover stars for EA Sports' upcoming FIFA 06.

The game is set for release in spring of this year for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Game Boy Advance and the Nintendo DS. Wayne Rooney, current PFA Young Player of the Year, is one of the most exciting young football stars ever, having scored his first Premiership goal at 16. He became England's youngest ever player to score for his country at 17, and enjoyed a spectacular Euro 2004 tournament. Still only 19, he is a key striker for Manchester United and England. Ronaldinho, FIFA World Player of the Year in 2004, was also noticed for his football wizardry at a very young age. At 19 he was part of the Brazil's 1999 Copa America winning team, and now 25, he has gone on to captain the Brazilian team and is also a star player for FC Barcelona.

Rooney has already worked on EA's FIFA 05 in the UK while Ronaldinho appeared on the packs of FIFA Street and FIFA Football 04. Under the new agreement Rooney and Ronaldinho will now both become global celebrity endorsers and appear on merchandising and advertising for FIFA 06.

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