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FIFA 23 World Cup Swaps Token Tracker and Path to Glory Tracker

Everything you need to know about the World Cup in FUT.
FIFA World Cup 2022
EA Sports

FIFA’s controversial first ever winter World Cup in Qatar takes place throughout November and December 2022, and the tournament is going to be pretty unavoidable if you play EA Sports’ FIFA 23 Ultimate Team during that time.

While there isn’t a dedicated World Cup game mode for this tournament in FIFA 23, as we have often seen for summer World Cups, EA Sports is nevertheless rolling out more content than ever before, with multiple new promo teams (including Path to Glory), World Cup Swaps Tokens, and numerous SBCs and Objectives.

World Cup content is available in FUT 23 from Friday, 11th November until Friday, 23rd December, with extra 'End of Event Rewards' tabulated and handed out starting Wednesday, 4th January. In this guide we will break down everything to expect, and also help you keep track of World Cup Swap Token sources and Path to Glory progress so you don’t miss out on any benefits.

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FIFA 23 | Official FIFA World Cup Deep Dive Trailer

If you’re interested in Ultimate Team, we have pages on best starter teams, Squad Battles, Milestone rewards and FUT Coins and trading.

World Cup Player Items in FIFA 23 explained

FUT 23 will be awash with red versions of regular FIFA 23 player items, which are special time-limited World Cup items. Time limited?! Yep, these red players can be used to complete objectives and earn progress towards End of Event Rewards, but they will be removed from all of our clubs starting Wednesday, 4th January .

Fortunately, they are very much an additive thing. EA is adding them to packs in addition to existing content, so they won’t be robbing you of proper pack rewards. You can also track any World Cup Player Item duplicates you pick up, which also count towards your End of Event Rewards, which suggests that these red players will be easy to pack.

This would be in keeping with past World Cup modes, where even the top players were pretty easy to obtain, because their limited shelf life meant they were not going to cause any problems for the FUT cycle power curve.

How to get World Cup Player Items in FIFA 23

World Cup Player Item sources will include:

  • World Cup Starter Pack, available the first time you log in after Friday, 11th November
  • Packs bought from the store or obtained in event rewards
  • Objectives
  • Squad Building Challenges
  • Moments mode rewards

Initially, World Cup Player Items will be released for every player who was involved in their nation’s qualifying campaign. However, the list of available red players will be trimmed down once official squads are announced, so you will only be able to pack players playing in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

How World Cup Swaps works in FIFA 23

Similar to Icon Swaps, World Cup Swaps Tokens will be obtainable through a mixture of gameplay, SBCs and packs in the store. You will be able to unlock a certain number of them as soon as the campaign begins, and more as the World Cup progresses. They can then be redeemed for specific rewards in the World Cup Swaps area of the SBC section.

FIFA 23 Ultimate Team - World Cup Swaps

The full list of rewards is now available in-game via the Squad Building Challenges "Swaps" tab, and is as follows:

Tokens Required Reward
40 World Cup Icon Patrick Vieira (90, CM)
35 World Cup Icon Player Pick (1 of 3)
30 World Cup Icon Cafu (92, RB)
25 World Cup Hero Player Pick (1 of 4)
20 Three 84+ x20 Packs
20 World Cup Path to Glory Player Pick (1 of 5)
15 World Cup Star Fabinho (89, CDM)
15 World Cup Star Kingsley Coman (89, LM)
15 World Cup Star Eden Hazard (88, LW)
10 84+ x20 Pack
10 World Cup Star Mason Mount (88, CAM)
8 World Cup Star Nathan Ake (87, CB)
8 World Cup Star Alvaro Morata (87, ST)
8 World Cup Star Julian Brandt (87, CAM)
8 World Cup Star Danilo Pereira (87, CDM)
8 World Cup Star Joaquin Correa (87, CF)
8 World Cup Star Andreas Christensen (87, CB)
6 World Cup Star Filip Kostic (88, LM)
5 World Cup Star Andrej Kramaric (87, CF)
5 World Cup Star Andres Guardado (86, CDM)
4 World Cup Star Matias Vina (86, LWB)
4 World Cup Star Enner Valencia (86, ST)
4 World Cup Star Xherdan Shaqiri (86, CAM)
4 World Cup Star Munir El Haddadi (85, LW)
4 World Cup Star Bartosz Beresynzski (85, RB)
4 World Cup Star Takuma Asano (85, RW)
4 World Cup Star Kieffer Moore (85, ST)
4 World Cup Star Lee Jae-Sung (85, CM)
4 World Cup Star Krepin Diatta (84, RM)
3 82+ x20 Rare Players Pack
3 World Cup Star Joseph Aidoo (84, CB)
3 World Cup Star Reggie Cannon (84, RWB)
3 World Cup Star Nouhou Tolo (84, LB)
2 World Cup Star Ajdin Hrustic (84, CM)
2 World Cup Star Mark-Anthony Kaye
2 World Cup Star Yasser Al-Shahrani (84, LB)
2 World Cup Star Alireza Jahanbakhsh (84, RW)
2 World Cup Star Francisco Calvo (84, CB)
2 World Cup Star Montassar Talbi (84, CB)
2 World Cup Star Almoez Ali (84, ST)

World Cup Swaps Token tracker for FIFA 23

Below you'll find our World Cup Swaps Token tracker in FIFA 23, which we'll keep updated throughout the World Cup:

Last Updated: Sunday, November 27th, 2022.

Token Number Name on Token Source Available now? Expiry
1 Corrado First Login Yes Dec 23
2 Qin Sheng Season Reward Level 5 Yes Dec 23
3 Suljic Season Reward Level 18 Yes Dec 23
4 Morris Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Showcase I Yes Dec 23
5 Al Qarni Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Showcase I Yes Dec 23
6 Rodrigues Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Showcase I Yes Dec 23
7 Ontuzans Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 1 - Qatar Yes Dec 23
8 Sardelis Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 1 - Ecuador Yes Dec 23
9 Sildnes Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 1 - Senegal Yes Dec 23
10 Jota Pereira Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 1 - Netherlands Yes Dec 23
11 Henderson Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 1 - England Yes Dec 23
12 McMillan Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 1 - Iran Yes Dec 23
13 Blackwood Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 1 - USA Yes Dec 23
14 Ekene Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 1 - Wales Yes Dec 23
15 Lixandru Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Showcase II Yes Dec 23
16 Singh Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Showcase II Yes Dec 23
17 Hiszpanski Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Showcase II Yes Dec 23
18 Dummigan Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Showcase II Yes Dec 23
19 Hartmann Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 2 - Argentina Yes Dec 23
20 Buksa Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 2 - Saudi Arabia Yes Dec 23
21 Stojilkovic Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 2 - Mexico Yes Dec 23
22 Kunst Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 2 - Poland Yes Dec 23
23 Perez Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 2 - France Yes Dec 23
24 Haita Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 2 - Australia Yes Dec 23
25 Ingason Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 2 - Denmark Yes Dec 23
26 Thomson Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 2 - Tunisia Yes Dec 23
27 Bola Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Showcase III Yes Dec 23
28 Baccay Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Showcase III Yes Dec 23
29 Bermingham Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Showcase III Yes Dec 23
30 Sverrisson Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Showcase III Yes Dec 23
31 Kojic Black Friday Foundations Pack (75k coins or 500 FIFA Points) No Nov 27
32 Larade Black Friday Foundations Pack (75k coins or 500 FIFA Points) Yes Nov 29

World Cup Path to Glory, Heroes and Icons in FIFA 23

EA Sports also plans to release multiple promo teams during the World Cup. The ones we know of already are Path to Glory, World Cup Heroes, and World Cup Icons. Unlike World Cup Player Items, these items will be permanent additions to the game. Expect them to be doled out via packs in the store, SBCs and Objectives.

FIFA 23 World Cup Path to Glory

Path to Glory will be familiar to FUT fans who played during past World Cups and the last European Championship, and functions in a similar way. EA has released a squad of players that receive an initial boost, and then those players’ stats will be upgraded based on their team’s performance during the tournament. The qualifying path looks like this:

  • Campaign launch: Base Stats, e.g. 85 overall, 3* skills, 4* weak foot
  • Qualify from group stages: +1 in-form upgrade, e.g. 85 > 86
  • Win Round of 16: +1 in-form upgrade, e.g. 86 > 87
  • Win Quarter Finals: 5* weak foot upgrade
  • Win Semi Finals: 5* skill move upgrade
  • Win the World Cup: +1 in-form upgrade and 3x new traits

Players do not have to play for their country in order to be upgraded, but they obviously do have to be in the Path to Glory squad and this only applies to PtG cards.

Then there are the World Cup Heroes. EA Sports has already revealed that a selection of its Hero cards will receive juiced-up World Cup versions, complete with card artwork designed by Marvel Comics. They will be added to packs in two batches, with the first landing on Friday, 11th November.

FIFA 23 Ultimate Team - World Cup Heroes

What’s more, anyone who pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition of FIFA 23 before August 21st will receive a free untradeable World Cup Hero on Friday, 11th November when they log into the game. The free World Cup Hero will be drawn from the 22 new Heroes, regardless of who is available in packs at the time. It is also worth noting that some of the World Cup Heroes will only be available via SBCs and Objectives, according to the developer.

On Black Friday, November 25th, EA also released a Road to the World Cup squad of special promo cards including Mbappe, Heung-Min Son and Modric. These appear to be one-off upgrades and will be available in packs.

Road to the World Cup in FIFA 23

Finally, there are World Cup Icons, which are special Icon cards featuring World Cup dynamic images. The ratings for these sit between Mid and Prime, and EA Sports is releasing them into packs in batches. The first batch was released on Black Friday and includes Ronaldo, Zidane, Cruyff and other familiar names. Cards for Vieira and Cafu can also be earned by trading in (a lot of) Swap Tokens.

World Cup Icons in FIFA 23

World Cup Path to Glory progress tracker for FIFA 23

As with Road to the Knockouts and Ones to Watch, Path to Glory items are 'dynamic', meaning they can receive upgrades based on certain criteria. We will keep this section of the page updated with their progress.

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022.

Player Ratings Progress Positions Nation & Club
Bernardo Silva Starting: 90
Current: 90
Group Stage CAM, CM Portugal
Man City
Kalidou Koulibaly Starting: 89
Current: 89
Group Stage CB Senegal
Chelsea
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic Starting: 89
Current: 89
Group Stage CM Serbia
Lazio
Leon Goretzka Starting: 89
Current: 89
Group Stage CM Germany
Bayern Munich
Christopher Nkunku Starting: 89
Current: 89
Group Stage CF France
RB Leipzig
Vinicius Junior Starting: 88
Current: 88
Group Stage LW Brazil
Real Madrid
Frenkie de Jong Starting: 88
Current: 88
Group Stage CM Netherlands
Barcelona
Romelu Lukaku Starting: 88
Current: 88
Group Stage ST Belgium
Inter Milan
Alejandro Gomez Starting: 88
Current: 88
Group Stage CAM Argentina
Sevilla
Marcelo Brozovic Starting: 88
Current: 88
Group Stage CDM Croatia
Inter Milan
Steven Berghuis Starting: 87
Current: 87
Group Stage CAM Netherlands
Ajax
Carvajal Starting: 87
Current: 87
Group Stage RB Spain
Real Madrid
Jack Grealish Starting: 87
Current: 87
Group Stage LW England
Man City
Arkadiusz Milik Starting: 87
Current: 87
Group Stage ST Poland
Juventus
Antroine Griezmann Starting: 87
Current: 87
Group Stage ST France
Atletico Madrid
Serge Gnabry Starting: 87
Current: 87
Group Stage RM Germany
Bayern Munich
Palhinha Starting: 87
Current: 87
Group Stage CDM Portugal
Fulham
Yannick Carrasco Starting: 87
Current: 87
Group Stage LM Belgium
Atletico Madrid
Christian Pulisic Starting: 87
Current: 87
Group Stage LW USA
Chelsea
Bruno Guimaraes Starting: 87
Current: 87
Group Stage CM Brazil
Newcastle United
Kyle Walker Starting: 87
Current: 87
Group Stage RB England
Man City
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting Starting: 86
Current: 86
Group Stage ST Cameroon
Bayern Munich
Thomas Delaney Starting: 86
Current: 86
Group Stage CDM Denmark
Sevilla
Ronald Araujo Starting: 86
Current: 86
Group Stage CB, RB Uruguay
Barcelona
Denis Zakaria Starting: 86
Current: 86
Group Stage CDM Switzerland
Chelsea
Aaron Ramsey Starting: 86
Current: 86
Group Stage CM Wales
Nice
Junya Ito Starting: 86
Current: 86
Group Stage RW Japan
Stade de Reims
Cristian Romero Starting: 86
Current: 86
Group Stage CB Argentina
Spurs
Inaki Williams Starting: 86
Current: 86
Group Stage ST Ghana
Athletic Bilbao
Bryan Oviedo Starting: 85
Current: 85
Group Stage LB, LWB Costa Rica
Real Salt Lake
Gonzalo Plata Starting: 85
Current: 85
Group Stage RM Ecuador
Real Valladolid
Min Jae Kim Starting: 85
Current: 85
Group Stage CB South Korea
Lazio
Jonathan Osorio Starting: 85
Current: 85
Group Stage CM Canada
Toronto FC
Sardar Azmoun Starting: 85
Current: 85
Group Stage ST Iran
Bayer Leverkusen
Afif Starting: 85
Current: 85
Group Stage LW Qatar
Ellyes Skhiri Starting: 85
Current: 85
Group Stage CDM Tunisia
FC Koln
Milos Degenek Starting: 85
Current: 85
Group Stage CB Australia
Columbus Crew

End of World Cup Event Rewards in FIFA 23

The final thing to look out for in FUT 23’s World Cup festivities is the 'End of Event Rewards' feature. In addition to all of the above, you will be able to qualify for extra rewards post-campaign by accumulating large numbers of World Cup time-limited players in your club over the course of the tournament.

FIFA 23 Ultimate Team - World Cup End of Event Rewards

You can track your 'End of Event Rewards' progress through a tile in FUT’s main menu, which will also help to keep track of any duplicate FIFA World Cup Player Items. You will then receive any rewards you earned starting Wednesday, 4th January, which is also when World Cup Player Items expire and start to be removed from the game.

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