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

PlayerCurrent RatingUpgrade?Match ResultPositionNationClub
Davy Klaassen87Yes (+2)2-0 Win against SenegalCAMNetherlandsAjax
Abdou Diallo85No2-0 Loss against the NetherlandsCBSenegalRB Leipzig
Jose Gimenez85No2-0 Loss against PortugalCBUruguayAtletico Madrid
William Carvalho85Yes (+2)2-0 Win against UruguayCDMPortugalReal Betis
Mateo Kovacic85Yes (+1)0-0 Draw against BelgiumCMCroatiaChelsea
Leandro Trossard85Yes (+1)0-0 Draw against CroatiaLMBelgiumBrighton
Brenden Aaronson86No3-1 Loss against the NetherlandsCAMUSALeeds United
Steven Bergwijn86Yes (+2)3-1 Win against USASTNetherlandsAjax
Hakim Ziyech86Yes (+2)0-0 against Spain (Won on Pens)CAMMoroccoChelsea
Ferran Torres86No0-0 against Morocco (Lost on Pens)LWSpainFC Barcelona
Marcos Acuna86Yes (+2)2-2 against the Netherlands (Won on Pens)LBArgentinaSevilla
Memphis Depay86No2-2 against Argentina (Lost on Pens)CFNetherlandsFC Barcelona
Luke Shaw86No2-1 loss against FranceLBEnglandManchester United
Marcus Thuram86Yes (+2)2-1 win against EnglandSTFranceBorussia M’gladbach
Mario Pasalic86No3-0 loss against ArgentinaCAMCroatiaAtalanta B.C
Enzo Fernandez86Yes (+2)3-0 win against CroatiaCMArgentinaBenfica
Youssef En-Nesyri86No2-0 loss against FranceSTMoroccoSevilla
Youssouf Fofana86Yes (+2)2-0 win against MoroccoCDMFranceAS Monaco
Mislav Orsic86Yes (+2)2-1 win against MoroccoLWCroatiaDinamo Zagreb
Nayef Aguerd86No2-1 loss against CroatiaCBMoroccoWest Ham
Dayot Upamecano87No3-3 draw against Argentina (Lost 4-2 on penalties)CBFranceBayern Munich
Angel Correa87Yes (+2)3-3 draw against France (Won 4-2 on penalties)STArgentinaAtletico 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!

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