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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
Image credit: 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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Cover image for YouTube videoFIFA 23 | Official FIFA World Cup Deep Dive Trailer
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
Image credit: EA Sports

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: Friday, December 16th, 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) Expired Nov 27
32 Larade Black Friday Foundations Pack (75k coins or 500 FIFA Points) Expired Nov 29
33 Berisbek Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 3 - Spain Yes Dec 23
34 El-Zein Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 3 - Croatia Yes Dec 23
35 Ogorzaly Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 3 - Morocco Yes Dec 23
36 Meliande Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 3 - Canada Yes Dec 23
37 Hanssen Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 3 - Belgium Yes Dec 23
38 Zaucha Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 3 - Japan Yes Dec 23
39 Onur Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 3 - Germany Yes Dec 23
40 Roberts Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 3 - Costa Rica Yes Dec 23
41 Salinas Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Showcase IV Yes Dec 23
42 Boahene Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Showcase IV Yes Dec 23
43 Thompson Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Showcase IV Yes Dec 23
44 Mattioli Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Showcase IV Yes Dec 23
45 Yeom Ki Hun Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 4 - Brazil Yes Dec 23
46 Remacle Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 4 - Serbia Yes Dec 23
47 Vokic Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 4 - Switzerland Yes Dec 23
48 Van Dessel Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 4 - Cameroon Yes Dec 23
49 Watts Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 4 - Portugal Yes Dec 23
50 Gariglio Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 4 - Ghana Yes Dec 23
51 Markelic Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 4 - Uruguay Yes Dec 23
52 Atakayi Milestone Objectives - World Cup Swaps Week 4 - Korea Republic Yes Dec 23
53 Andersen World Cup Phenom Essentials Pack (200k coins or 2k FIFA Points) Expired Dec 16
54 Thomas World Cup Phenom Foundations Pack (75k coins or 500 FIFA Points) Expired Dec 16

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

EA Sports has also released multiple promo teams during the World Cup. These included:

  • Path to Glory (live cards) - Cards that receive upgrades based on a nation's progression in the tournament.
  • World Cup Heroes - Upgraded versions of key Hero cards with unique Marvel Comics artwork.
  • World Cup Icons - Icon players with stats between Mid and Prime versions and a dynamic image.
  • Road to the World Cup - A team of in-form style upgrades for players pivotal to their nation's qualification.
  • World Cup Stories - Another team of in-form style upgrades for players with memorable World Cup moments in their past.
  • World Cup Phenoms - Highly juiced cards for players under 24 starring at the World Cup, similar to the traditional "Future Stars" promo.

These cards were released via packs in the store, Squad Building Challenges and Objectives.

FIFA 23 World Cup Path to Glory
Image credit: EA Sports

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. A selection of its Hero cards received juiced-up World Cup versions, complete with card artwork designed by Marvel Comics. They were added to packs in two batches, with the first landing on Friday, 11th November.

FIFA 23 Ultimate Team - World Cup Heroes
Image credit: EA Sports

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 next 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
Image credit: EA Sports

Then on Friday, December 2nd, EA Sports dropped the World Cup Stories squad, which was another team of promo cards with in-form style upgrades, this time focusing on players who have had memorable moments in past World Cups.

World Cup Stories players in FIFA 23
Image credit: EA Sports

On Friday, December 9th, EA released the World Cup Phenoms squad, which was one of the most highly anticipated. Similar to the "FUT Future Stars" promo of previous years, Phenoms were drawn from under-24 players who have starred for their countries at the World Cup, with a squad including Jude Bellingham and Rafa Leao.

World Cup Phenoms in FIFA 23
Image credit: EA Sports

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. Subsequent bundles included Garrincha and Lothar Matthaus among many others.

World Cup Icons in FIFA 23
Image credit: EA Sports

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. Players with a "Current" rating in bold have received their most recent upgrade, while players who have advanced but are not bold are still waiting on theirs.

Last Updated: Friday, December 16th, 2022.

Player Ratings Progress Positions Nation & Club
Bernardo Silva Final: 92
Skill Moves: 4*
Weak Foot: 4*
Eliminated CAM, CM Portugal
Man City
Christopher Nkunku Starting: 89
Current: 92
Skill Moves: 5*
Weak Foot: 5*
World Cup Final CF France
RB Leipzig
Alejandro Gomez Starting: 88
Current: 90
Skill Moves: 5*
Weak Foot: 5*
World Cup Final CAM Argentina
Sevilla
Marcelo Brozovic Final: 90
Skill Moves: 3*
Weak Foot: 5*
Eliminated CDM Croatia
Inter Milan
Frenkie de Jong Final: 90
Skill Moves: 4*
Weak Foot: 3*
Eliminated CM Netherlands
Barcelona
Vinicius Junior Final: 90
Skill Moves: 5*
Weak Foot: 4*
Eliminated LW Brazil
Real Madrid
Kalidou Koulibaly Final: 90
Skill Moves: 2*
Weak Foot: 4*
Eliminated CB Senegal
Chelsea
Antroine Griezmann Starting: 87
Current: 89
Skill Moves: 5*
Weak Foot: 5*
World Cup Final ST France
Atletico Madrid
Palhinha Final: 89
Skill Moves: 3*
Weak Foot: 4*
Eliminated CDM Portugal
Fulham
Steven Berghuis Final: 89
Skill Moves: 4*
Weak Foot: 3*
Eliminated CAM Netherlands
Ajax
Kyle Walker Final: 89
Skill Moves: 3*
Weak Foot: 2*
Eliminated RB England
Man City
Jack Grealish Final: 89
Skill Moves: 4*
Weak Foot: 3*
Eliminated LW England
Man City
Bruno Guimaraes Final: 89
Skill Moves: 3*
Weak Foot: 3*
Eliminated CM Brazil
Newcastle United
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic Final: 89
Skill Moves: 4*
Weak Foot: 5*
Eliminated CM Serbia
Lazio
Leon Goretzka Final: 89
Skill Moves: 3*
Weak Foot: 4*
Eliminated CM Germany
Bayern Munich
Cristian Romero Starting: 86
Current: 88
Skill Moves: 5*
Weak Foot: 5*
World Cup Final CB Argentina
Spurs
Sofiane Boufal Final: 88
Skill Moves: 4*
Weak Foot: 5*
Eliminated CF Morocco
Angers SCO
Carvajal Final: 88
Skill Moves: 3*
Weak Foot: 3*
Eliminated RB Spain
Real Madrid
Arkadiusz Milik Final: 88
Skill Moves: 3*
Weak Foot: 3*
Eliminated ST Poland
Juventus
Christian Pulisic Final: 88
Skill Moves: 4*
Weak Foot: 4*
Eliminated LW USA
Chelsea
Romelu Lukaku Final: 88
Skill Moves: 3*
Weak Foot: 4*
Eliminated ST Belgium
Inter Milan
Denis Zakaria Final: 87
Skill Moves: 3*
Weak Foot: 3*
Eliminated CDM Switzerland
Chelsea
Hirving Lozano Final: 87
Skill Moves: 4*
Weak Foot: 3*
Eliminated CB Argentina
Spurs
Yannick Carrasco Final: 87
Skill Moves: 4*
Weak Foot: 4*
Eliminated LM Belgium
Atletico Madrid
Serge Gnabry Final: 87
Skill Moves: 45*
Weak Foot: 4*
Eliminated RM Germany
Bayern Munich
Junya Ito Final: 87
Skill Moves: 4*
Weak Foot: 4*
Eliminated RW Japan
Stade de Reims
Min Jae Kim Final: 86
Skill Moves: 2*
Weak Foot: 3*
Eliminated CB South Korea
Lazio
Inaki Williams Final: 86
Skill Moves: 4*
Weak Foot: 3*
Eliminated ST Ghana
Athletic Bilbao
Aaron Ramsey Final: 86
Skill Moves: 3*
Weak Foot: 3*
Eliminated CM Wales
Nice
Thomas Delaney Final: 86
Skill Moves: 3*
Weak Foot: 4*
Eliminated CDM Denmark
Sevilla
Milos Degenek Final: 86
Skill Moves: 2*
Weak Foot: 4*
Eliminated CB Australia
Columbus Crew
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting Final: 86
Skill Moves: 3*
Weak Foot: 4*
Eliminated ST Cameroon
Bayern Munich
Ronald Araujo Final: 86
Skill Moves: 2*
Weak Foot: 3*
Eliminated CB, RB Uruguay
Barcelona
Bryan Oviedo Final: 85
Skill Moves: 3*
Weak Foot: 3*
Eliminated LB, LWB Costa Rica
Real Salt Lake
Gonzalo Plata Final: 85
Skill Moves: 4*
Weak Foot: 3*
Eliminated RM Ecuador
Real Valladolid
Sardar Azmoun Final: 85
Skill Moves: 3*
Weak Foot: 4*
Eliminated ST Iran
Bayer Leverkusen
Ellyes Skhiri Final: 85
Skill Moves: 3*
Weak Foot: 3*
Eliminated CDM Tunisia
FC Koln
Salem Al Dawsari Final: 85
Skill Moves: 4*
Weak Foot: 5*
Eliminated LW Saudi Arabia
Al Hilal
Jonathan Osorio Final: 85
Skill Moves: 3*
Weak Foot: 5*
Eliminated CM Canada
Toronto FC
Afif Final: 85
Skill Moves: 4*
Weak Foot: 4*
Eliminated LW Qatar

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
Image credit: EA Sports

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.