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First FUT World Cup Promo LIVE in FIFA 23

It has been a long wait – but the first World Cup promo in FUT 23 is finally LIVE. From Swap Tokens to Path to Glory, there’s a lot of content to cover and without further ado, let’s take a dive into what EA Sports has in store for us.

Path to Glory

To celebrate every nation‘s progress in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, EA is releasing LIVE Path to Glory cards. Each Path to Glory item will feature one player from each of the 32 nations that have qualified for the 2022 World Cup and will receive an upgrade every time their team advances through the tournament.

Let’s have a breakdown of the promotion’s upgrade path:

  • Qualify From Group Stages: +1 IF Upgrade
  • Win Round of 16: +1 IF Upgrade
  • Win Quarter Finals: 5* Weak Foot Upgrade
  • Win Semi Finals: 5* Skill Moves Upgrade
  • Win the Final: +1 IF Upgrade and 3 New Traits

If the team of a Path to Glory player whose base card has either 5 star weak foot or skill move advances to the Final, he will get an additional IF Upgrade instead.

Team 1

Since we have the Path to Glory system out of the way, let’s take a look at the Team 1 of Path to Glory:

  • 90 CAM Bernardo Silva (Portugal)
  • 88 LW Vinicius Jr. (Brazil)
  • 89 CB Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal)
  • 88 CM Frankie De Jong (Netherlands)
  • 88 ST Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)
  • 87 ST Antoine Griezmann (France)
  • 87 RB Dani Carvajal (Spain)
  • 87 LW Jack Grealish (England)
  • 87 RM Serge Gnabry (Germany)
  • 87 ST Arkadiusz Milik (Poland)
  • 86 CB Ronald Araujo (Uruguay)
  • 86 CDM Thomas Delaney (Denmark)
  • 85 LB Bryan Oviedo (Costa Rica)
  • 85 RM Gonzalo Plata (Ecuador)

All these cards will be available in packs until Friday, November 18.

Team 2

  • 89 CM Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Serbia)
  • 89 CF Christopher Nkunku (France)
  • 89 CM Leon Goretska (Germany)
  • 88 CAM Alejandro Gomez (Argentina)
  • 88 CDM Marcelo Brozovic (Croatia)
  • 87 RB Kyle Walker (England)
  • 87 CM Bruno Guimarães (Brazil)
  • 87 LM Yannick Carrasco (Belgium)
  • 87 LW Christian Pulisic (USA)
  • 86 CB Cristian Romero (Argentina)
  • 86 RW Junya Ito (Japan)
  • 85 ST Sadar Azmoun (Iran)
  • 85 LW Afif (Qatar)
  • 85 CDM Ellyes Skhiri (Tunisia)

In addition, you can also get the following Path To Glory players via SBCs or Objectives:

World Cup Swaps

As previously announced, the first batch of World Cup Swaps Tokens is now available in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team. Similar to Icon Swaps in previous years, you can collect up to a maximum of 50 World Cup Swaps which can be redeemed for various Players, Picks or Player Packs.

The first World Cup Swaps token can be earned by logging into FUT before December 24. Two of the 50 FIFA World Cup Swaps tokens will be available in the Season 2 Rewards Ladder. Most of the remaining FIFA World Cup Swaps tokens will be available to earn by using Limited Time FIFA World Cup Player items to complete Offline and Online Objectives.

The items that can be redeemed for the Swaps and their token requirements are as given below:

Number of World Cup TokensReward
40World Cup Icon Patrick Vieira 
351 of 3 World Cup Icon Players Pick
30World Cup Icon Cafu 
251 of 4 World Cup Hero Players Pick
2082+ x20 Player Pack x3, 1 of 5 PTG Player Pick
15Star Player Fabinho, Coman and Hazard
10Star Player Mount 
1084+ x20 Player Pack
8Star Player Christensen, Correa, Danilo, Pereira, Brandt, Morata and Ake
6Star Player Kostic 
5Star Player Guardado and Kramaric 
4Star Player Diatta, Jae Sung, Moore, Asano, Bereszynski, Munir, Shaqiri, Valencia and Viña
382+ x20 Player Pack
3Star Player Tolo, Cannon and Aidoo 
2Star Player Calvo, Hrustic, Mark-Anthony, Al-Shahrani, Jahanbakhsh, Almoez Ali and Talbi 


World Cup Heroes and Icons

All 21 new Heroes that made their way into FIFA Ultimate Team 23 and a few other old Heroes will receive a special World Cup Card to commemorate their past World Cup performances. The first set of FIFA World Cup Heroes are now in packs and include:

  • Rudi Voller: 91 OVR – Serie A & Germany
  • Diego Forlan: 91 OVR – LaLiga & Uruguay
  • Lucio: 90 OVR – Bundesliga & Brazil
  • Jean-Pierre Papin: 90 OVR – Ligue 1 & France
  • Yaya Toure: 89 OVR – Premier League & Ivory Coast
  • Javier Mascherano: 89 OVR – Premier League & Argentina
  • Ricardo Carvalho: 89 OVR – Premier League & Portugal
  • Dirk Kuyt: 88 OVR – Premier League & Netherlands
  • Harry Kewell: 88 OVR – Premier League & Australia
  • Saeed Al-Owairan: 88 OVR – Saudi Pro League & Saudi Arabia
  • Freddie Ljungberg: 88 OVR – Premier League & Sweden
  • Jorge Campos: 88 OVR – MLS & Mexico
  • Park Ji-sung: 87 OVR – Premier League & South Korea
  • Peter Crouch: 86 OVR – Premier League & England

With the first batch of Heroes out of the way, the second one is available for the next 5 days in packs and include the following players:

  • Jürgen Kohler: 90 OVR – Bundesliga & Germany
  • Jay-Jay Okocha: 89 OVR – Ligue 1 & Nigeria
  • Rafael Marquez: 89 OVR – LaLiga & Mexico
  • Tomas Brolin: 89 OVR – Serie A & Serie A
  • Joe Cole: 88 OVR – Premier Legue & England
  • Claudio Marchisio: 88 OVR – Serie A & Italy
  • Landon Donovan: 88 OVR – MLS & USA
  • Hidetoshi Nakata: 88 OVR – Serie A & Japan
  • Tim Cahill: 88 OVR – MLS & Australia
  • Ebi Smolarek: 88 OVR – Polski Ekstraklasa & Poland
  • Joan Capdevila: 88 OVR – LaLiga & Spain
  • Al Jaber: 87 OVR – Saudi Pro League & Saudi Arabia
  • Sidney Govou: 87 OVR – Ligue 1 & France
  • Clint Demspey: 86 OVR – MLS & USA

Moreover, you can unlock FIFA World Cup Hero Robbie Keane via a Squad Building Challenge.

Some of the FUT 23 ICONs will also get a special World Cup card which will have a rating between their Mid and Prime cards. The first two World Cup ICONs (Cafu & Vieira) are already available as Swaps rewards. Most of the remaining FIFA World Cup ICONs will be released across two team releases starting Friday, November 25.

FIFA World Cup History Makers

If you play FIFA 23 by January 3 you can earn a loan ICON or loan FUT Hero for 7 matches, and a special untradeable FIFA World Cup History Makers player from the same country whose will receive two upgrades: once in January and once in February.

The History Makers are:

  • Zinedine Zidane and Kylian Mbappé – France
  • Robin van Persie and Virgil van Dijk – Netherlands
  • Diego Forlán and Federico Valverde – Uruguay
  • Luís Figo and João Félix – Portugal
  • David Beckham and Jude Bellingham – England
  • Rudi Voller and Kai Havertz – Germany
  • Clint Dempsey and Christian Pulisic – USA
  • Xabi Alonso and Pedri – Spain
  • Hidetoshi Nakata and Wataru Endo – Japan
  • Michael Essien and Jordan Ayew – Ghana
  • Rafael Márquez and Raúl Jiménez – Mexico
  • Saeed Al Owairan and Salem Al Dawsari – Saudi Arabia

World Cup Player Items – Gotta Catch em All

In addition to all the above mentioned players, if you can gather 750 World Cup Player Items (6 of them are granted when you login to FUT and select a nationality), you could earn up to 10 levels of rewards. Most of the Individual Rewards are mediocre at best, so it recommended that you do not waste your resources to collect these Player Items specifically.

So what are we waiting for? Grab your FIFA 23 on Kinguin and be a part of fun! and be a part of fun! Login into your FUT 23 account and start grinding while enjoying the grand footballing festival.


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