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FIFA 23 Road To The World Cup – Black Friday Promo

The second World Cup promo is now live in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, and it also includes Black Friday content!

With the FIFA World Cup in full swing, EA Sports decided to celebrate this week how each nation got to the final tournament in FUT 23. The Road to the World Cup promo highlights the best players from the FIFA World Cup qualifiers who inspired their nation’s run to the world’s stage.

The event includes a new squad of special boosted player items, Black Friday content, World Cup Icons and more. Let’s dive in EA’s newest FUT 23 promo!

Road to the World Cup Team

Lots of big names feature in the Road to the World Cup (RTTWC) Team, with French star Kylian Mbappe among those included.

Below you can check the full official RTTWC squad that will be available in packs until next week:

  • ST: Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) – 93 OVR
  • LW: Heung-Min Son (Tottenham) – 91 OVR
  • CM: Luka Modric (Rea Madrid) – 90 OVR
  • CB: Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain) – 90 OVR
  • ST: Luis Suarez (Uruguay) – 89 OVR
  • CM: Georginio Wijnaldum (AS Roma) – 88 OVR
  • CDM: Sergio Busquets (FC Barcelona) – 88 OVR
  • CB: Ben White (Arsenal) – 87 OVR
  • ST: Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) – 86 OVR
  • CF: Dries Mertens (Galatasaray) – 86 OVR
  • CM: Matheus Nunes (Wolves) – 86 OVR
  • RW: Jesus Corona (Sevilla) – 85 OVR
  • CAM: Piotr Zielinski (Napoli) – 85 OVR
  • RB: Gonzalo Montiel (Sevilla) – 85 OVR
  • LM: Sadio Mané  (Bayern) – 92 OVR

Surprisingly, Luis Suarez is the only player in this team that is not assigned to his club and simply represents Uruguay. La Celeste will face Portugal on Sunday evening in Group H that will be crucial in order to move on to the next round. This match will be very important for anyone with an interest in betting on the World Cup.

Road to the World Cup SBCs & Objectives

During this campaign, more special player items can be unlocked by completing themed Squad Building Challenges and Objectives in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team. Some exclusive SBCs you can find in FUT 23 are:

If you check the Objectives menu in FIFA 23, you will see more themed content you can unlock such as:

RTTWC Toko Ekambi – 86 OVR

In order to obtain this card you must complete the following FIFA 23 tasks:

  • Finessed: Score with a finesse shot using players with a minimum 80 shooting in five separate matches in Squad Battles on minimum Semi Pro difficulty (or Rivals)
  • Generous Forward: Assist six goals using forwards in Squad Battles on minimum Semi-Pro Difficulty (or Rivals)
  • Ligue Goals: Score seven goals using players from Ligue 1 in Squad Battles on minimum Semi Pro difficulty (or Rivals)
  • Winners Mentality: Win seven separate matches in Squad Battles on minimum Semi Pro Difficulty (or Rivals)

This Objective will expire on Friday, December 2nd.

Another RTWWC card you can get is the one of Japan’s left-midfielder Kaoru Mitoma, available as a Silver Stars Objective.

World Cup Icons

As previously mentioned, some of the most legendary World Cup players will be released during the World Cup promos in FUT 23 and today we have the first FIFA World Cup Icons team released featuring:

  • ST: Hernan Crespo – 89 OVR (Argentina)
  • CDM: Emmanuel Petit – 89 OVR (France)
  • ST: Miroslav Klose – 90 OVR (Germany)
  • ST: Didier Drogba – 90 OVR (Ivory Coast)
  •  CAM: Michael Laudrup – 90 OVR (Denmark)
  • ST: Emilio Butragueno – 91 OVR (Spain)
  • CB: Bobby Moore – 91 OVR (England)
  • RW: Luis Figo – 91 OVR (Portugal)
  • CF: Eusebio – 92 OVR (Portugal)
  • CF: Johan Cruyff – 92 OVR (Netherlands)
  • CAM: Zinedine Zidane – 95 OVR (France)
  • ST: Ronaldo – 95 OVR (Brazil)
  • CF: Pelé – 96 OVR (Brazil)
  • GK: Cech – 90 OVR (Czech Republic)
  • RB: Zambrotta – 88 OVR (Italy)

These cards will be available in Rare Gold Packs such as those found in Upgrade SBCs or FIFA World Cup Swaps Rewards.

Similar to Campaign Heroes, World Cup Icons will replace their Base & Mid version while available in packs. Some World Cup Icons may only be available as Player SBC or Objectives rewards such as Robin van Persie or Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Campaign Icons that are available in packs may have that version released as an ICON SBC at least 2 months after they are first made available. For example, FIFA World Cup ICON Bobby Moore may receive an SBC starting January 25th.

Black Friday ‘Best of TOTW’

As this World Cup campaign coincide with the Black Friday, EA Sports prepared even more content for its players. One of them is the ‘Best of TOTW‘ team that feature the best in-form players from TOTW 1 to TOTW 9 and include:

  • CM: Kevin De Bruyne – 92 OVR (Manchester City)
  • RW: Mohamed Salah – 92 OVR (Liverpool)
  • CAM: Neymar Jr – 90 OVR (PSG)
  • CM: Toni Kroos – 90 OVR (Real Madrid)
  • LB: Joao Cancelo – 89 OVR (Manchester City)
  • ST: Erling Haaland – 89 OVR (Manchester City)
  • GK: Kevin Trapp – 89 OVR (Frankfurt)
  • CM: Nicolo Barella – 89 OVR (Inter Milan)
  • ST: Wissam Ben Yedder – 86 OVR (AS Monaco)
  • CB: Fikayo Tomori – 86 OVR (AC Milan)
  • RW: Federico Valverde – 86 OVR (Real Madrid)
  • LB: Theo Hernandez – 86 OVR (AC Milan)
  • RW: Ousmane Dembele – 85 OVR (FC Barcelona)
  • LW: Hirving Lozano – 84 OVR (Napoli)

These in-forms will be available in packs for a limited time.

In addition to ‘Best of TOTW’, there will be even more Black Friday content in FUT 23 such as Flash SBCs, Pack Promos and themed Objectives.

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