World Cup Showdown items are here in FIFA 23!
With the World Cup taking place across November and December, EA Sports has released a load of new and exciting content in FIFA 23.
In addition to these new promo cards, we have also received a new item in SBCs. Here’s everything you need to know about the new World Cup Showdowns:
All FUT 23 World Cup Showdown Players
- CB: Abdou Diallo 77 → 85 (RB Leipzig & Senegal)
- CAM: Davy Klaassen 79 → 85 (Ajax & the Netherlands)
- CB: Jose Gimenez 83 → 85 (Atletico Madrid & Uruguay)
- CDM: William Carvalho 80 → 85 (Real Betis & Portugal)
- LM: Leandro Trossard 82 → 85 (Brighton & Belgium)
- CM: Mateo Kovacic 84 → 85 (Chelsea & Croatia)
- CAM: Brenden Aaronson 74 → 86 (Leeds United & USA)
- ST: Steven Bergwijn 80 → 86 (Ajax & the Netherlands)
- LW: Ferran Torres 82 →86 (FC Barcelona & Spain)
- CAM: Hakim Ziyech 83 →86 (Chelsea & Morocco)
- LB: Marcos Acuna 85 → 86 (Sevilla & Argentina)
- CF: Memphis Depay 85 → 86 (FC Barcelona & the Netherlands)
- LB: Luke Shaw 80 → 86 (Manchester United & England)
- ST: Marcus Thuram 78 → 86 (Borussia M’Gladbach & France)
- CAM: Mario Pasalic 81 → 86 (Atalanta B.C & Croatia)
- CM: Enzo Fernandez 78 → 86 (Benfica & Argentina)
- ST: Youssef En-Nesyri 80 → 86 (Sevilla FC & Morocco)
- CDM: Youssouf Fofana 79 → 86 (AS Monaco & France)
- LW: Mislav Orsic 77 → 86 (Dinamo Zagreb & Croatia)
- CB: Nayef Aguerd 80 → 86 (West Ham & Morocco)
- ST: Angel Correa 83 → 87 (Atletico Madrid & Argentina)
- CB: Dayot Upamecano 81 → 87 (Bayern Munich & Argentina)
FIFA 23 Showdown Players Upgrade Tracker
|Player||Current Rating||Upgrade?||Match Result||Position||Nation||Club|
|Davy Klaassen||87||Yes (+2)||2-0 Win against Senegal||CAM||Netherlands||Ajax|
|Abdou Diallo||85||No||2-0 Loss against the Netherlands||CB||Senegal||RB Leipzig|
|Jose Gimenez||85||No||2-0 Loss against Portugal||CB||Uruguay||Atletico Madrid|
|William Carvalho||85||Yes (+2)||2-0 Win against Uruguay||CDM||Portugal||Real Betis|
|Mateo Kovacic||85||Yes (+1)||0-0 Draw against Belgium||CM||Croatia||Chelsea|
|Leandro Trossard||85||Yes (+1)||0-0 Draw against Croatia||LM||Belgium||Brighton|
|Brenden Aaronson||86||No||3-1 Loss against the Netherlands||CAM||USA||Leeds United|
|Steven Bergwijn||86||Yes (+2)||3-1 Win against USA||ST||Netherlands||Ajax|
|Hakim Ziyech||86||Yes (+2)||0-0 against Spain (Won on Pens)||CAM||Morocco||Chelsea|
|Ferran Torres||86||No||0-0 against Morocco (Lost on Pens)||LW||Spain||FC Barcelona|
|Marcos Acuna||86||Yes (+2)||2-2 against the Netherlands (Won on Pens)||LB||Argentina||Sevilla|
|Memphis Depay||86||No||2-2 against Argentina (Lost on Pens)||CF||Netherlands||FC Barcelona|
|Luke Shaw||86||No||2-1 loss against France||LB||England||Manchester United|
|Marcus Thuram||86||Yes (+2)||2-1 win against England||ST||France||Borussia M’gladbach|
|Mario Pasalic||86||No||3-0 loss against Argentina||CAM||Croatia||Atalanta B.C|
|Enzo Fernandez||86||Yes (+2)||3-0 win against Croatia||CM||Argentina||Benfica|
|Youssef En-Nesyri||86||No||2-0 loss against France||ST||Morocco||Sevilla|
|Youssouf Fofana||86||Yes (+2)||2-0 win against Morocco||CDM||France||AS Monaco|
|Mislav Orsic||86||Yes (+2)||2-1 win against Morocco||LW||Croatia||Dinamo Zagreb|
|Nayef Aguerd||86||No||2-1 loss against Croatia||CB||Morocco||West Ham|
|Dayot Upamecano||87||No||3-3 draw against Argentina (Lost 4-2 on penalties)||CB||France||Bayern Munich|
|Angel Correa||87||Yes (+2)||3-3 draw against France (Won 4-2 on penalties)||ST||Argentina||Atletico Madrid|
What Are FIFA 23 World Cup Showdown Items?
World Cup Showdown items are upgradeable SBC cards. Players who receive a World Cup Showdown SBC are from two opposing nations, who will face off against each other in a real-life fixture.
For example, Senegal international player Abdou Diallo and Netherlands international player Davy Klaassen have both received World Cup Showdown cards. Senegal and Netherlands will play each other on November 21 as the second game in group A.
Make sure you keep a close eye on the World Cup results so you know who will receive an upgrade.
How Do FIFA 23 World Cup Showdown Items Upgrade?
World Cup Showdown items upgrade based on the result of the match the item was released for.
Here are all the upgrade criteria:
- If the player’s nation wins the fixture, that player will receive a +2 to their overall.
- If the player’s nation loses the fixture, that player will receive no upgrade.
- If a draw is a possible end result, both players will receive a +1 upgrade to their overall.
When a Showdown player receives an upgrade, they will also receive a brand new card design! Showdown Plus is the name of the item type for players who got an upgrade.
What Happens if a Showdown Fixture Goes to Extra Time or Penalties?
If a Showdown fixture goes to extra time or penalties, the winner at the end of the 120 minutes or the penalty shootout will receive the +2 upgrade.
It is impossible for both players to receive an upgrade in a knockout fixture.
Can World Cup Showdown Items Upgrade More Than Once?
No. Showdown items only upgrade from the result of the fixture in which the players were selected.
Their upgrade is a one-off and will remain at the overall they receive once upgrades are released.
World Cup ICONs are also new to FIFA 23. Check out every ICON that has received a World Cup version!