EA Sports is ending the sale of FIFA Ultimate Team points in Belgium.

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The company admitted it is making the change in response to a recent regulatory change in the country, where the government has decided to launch a crackdown on supposed unregulated gambling.

In a statement, the company explained: "After further discussions with the Belgian authorities, we have decided to stop offering FIFA Points for sale in Belgium.

"We're working to make these changes effective in our FIFA console and PC games by January 31, 2019. This means that players in Belgium will not be able to purchase points to obtain FIFA Ultimate Team packs. Players still can access Ultimate Team and play with their existing players.

"All content in the game can be earned through gameplay, as has always been the case, and players can continue to use coins and the in-game transfer market. Any players in Belgium that have existing FIFA Points in their accounts can continue to use them, but they will not be able to purchase more.

"We apologise to our players in Belgium for any inconvenience caused by this change."