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FIFA 23: World Cup Stories Promo LIVE

As the 2022 FIFA World Cup group stages are near the end and the knockout are about to begin, EA Sports has launched the third promo of the World Cup campaign in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team.

The promo celebrates players “who have written past and present FIFA World Cup headlines for their national teams.” as EA Sports stated on their social media pages.

In other words, this event will feature another collection of special players with boosted attributes that had a significant contribution for their national team during the current and past editions of the FIFA World Cup.

In addition to the new special player items, EA will also release new themed objectives, squad building challenges, promo packs and more. Let’s dive into details!

FIFA World Cup Stories Team

As mentioned above, this promo will introduce a new set of player items in FUT 23 featuring:

  • CB: Virgil van Dijk – 92 OVR (Liverpool and Netherlands)
  • LW: Marcus Rashford – 88 OVR (Manchester United and England)
  • ST: Edinson Cavani – 88 OVR (Uruguay)
  • CAM: Leroy Sane – 88 OVR (Bayern Munich and Germany)
  • ST: Marco Asensio – 89 OVR (Real Madrid and Spain)
  • LW: Alphonso Davies – 87 OVR (Bayern Munich and Canada)
  • CB: Simon Kjær – 86 OVR (AC Milan and Denmark)
  • ST: Richarlison – 88 OVR (Tottenham Hotspur and Brazil)
  • CAM: Bruno Fernandes – 90 OVR (Manchester United and Portugal)
  • RW: Gareth Bale – 91 OVR (LAFC and Wales)
  • RB: Dani Alves – 88 OVR (Brazil)
  • CM: Adrien Rabiot – 86 OVR (Juventus and France)
  • CDM: Axel Witsel – 85 OVR (Atletico Madrid and Belgium)
  • CM: Lovro Majer – 85 OVR (Stade Rennais and Croatia)
  • ST: Saleh Al Shehri – 84 OVR (Saudi Arabia and Al Hilal)

As you could notice, the highest rated card in this team belongs to Netherlands’ captain Virgil van Dijk. The Flying Dutchmen will face USA in the FIFA World Cup Round of 16 tomorrow. This will be a great opportunity to bet on your favourite at mybettingsite.uk.

A mini release of this team will follow on Sunday, December 4th. These items will be available in packs until next Friday, December 9th.

FIFA World Cup Stories SBCs & Objectives

To top it off, you will be able to get even more World Cup Stories players by completing SBCs and Objectives in FUT 23. For example, one of the themed Objectives feature Timothy Weah, son of the former football legend George Weah.

Here’s what you need to do in order to unlock the 86-rated card of Lille’s striker in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team:

  • Born in Brooklyn: Score from outside the box in four separate matches in Squad Battles on min. Semi-Pro difficulty (or Rivals)
  • Eagle Eye: Assist six goals using players from the USA in Squad Battles on min. Semi-Pro difficulty (or Rivals)
  • Like Father Like Son: Score six goals using players with min. 80 shooting in Squad Battles on min. Semi-Pro difficulty (or Rivals)
  • Patriotic Performance: Win seven separate matches while having at least three Ligue 1 players in your starting squad in Squad Battles on min. Semi-Pro difficulty (or Rivals)

This Objective will expire next Friday, December 9th.

Also don’t forget to try and complete the FIFA WC Stories Cup Objective for some great pack rewards by winning matches in the Live FUT Friendly: WC Stories Cup.

Moreover, if you check the SBC section of FUT 23, you will find the next themed player squad building challenges:

You can expect more themed SBCs in the following week.

World Cup Icons Team 2

After the release of the first team last week, EA Sports dropped the second batch of World Cup Icons in FUT 23 and include the following players:

  • CAM: Roberto Baggio – 92 OVR (Italy)
  • ST: Samuel Eto’o – 91 OVR (Cameroon)
  • GK: Iker Casillas – 91 OVR (Spain)
  • CB: Laurent Blanc – 90 OVR (France)
  • LB: Roberto Carlos – 90 OVR (Brazil)
  • ST: Andriy Shevchenko – 90 OVR (Ukraine)
  • ST: Luis Hernandez – 88 OVR (Mexico)

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.

The next World Cup promo will be called World Cup FUT Phenoms and will go live once the FIFA World Cup quarter finals kick off on December 9th.


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