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What Are FIFA 23 World Cup Showdown Items, How Do They Upgrade & Upgrade Tracker

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 So Far

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 NetherlandsCAMUSALeeds United
Steven Bergwijn86Yes (+2)3-1 Win against USASTNetherlandsAjax

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 they 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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