FIFA 18 Path to Glory Selected Players

FIFA 18 Path to Glory Guide

 

The final 2018 Russia World Cup squads were announced and the FIFA 18 Path to Glory selected players were updated. They will continue to get upgrades based on certain national team performances throughout the summer. Let’s find out who they are.

 
 

FIFA 18 Path to Glory Selected Players

The list of 2018 Russia World Cup players
 

The Path to Glory cards are assigned to a very limited selection of players which presence on Russia defending their national teams is still insecure. These blue cards replace the regular player cards on the second week of November and March, and boost in rating and stats every time they get new TOTW, MOTM, TOTT, Hero or Record Breaker cards. Opposite to almost all other FUT cards, the PTG ratings and stats are not fixed. They increase or not depending on the player’s form.

These Live Items are a kind of OTW cards. The only difference is how the players are picked and how they can become Selected items. Once 23-man national squads are announced in early June, players who have made their country’s final squad will have their Path to Glory Contender item automatically updated to be a Path to Glory Selected item. The selected players will continue to get upgrades based on certain national team performances throughout the summer.

Let’s check the final list of FIFA 18 Path to Glory Selected Players:

🇧🇷 CB: Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain) – 84
🇫🇷 CB: Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid) – 85
🇪🇸 RB: Carvajal (Real Madrid) – 84
🇩🇪 LB: Marvin Plattenhardt (Hertha BSC) – 78
🇪🇸 CM: Saúl (Atlético Madrid) – 84
🇵🇹 CDM: William Carvalho (Sporting CP) – 85
🇩🇪 CM: Leon Goretzka (FC Schalke 04) – 85
🇩🇪 CM: İlkay Gündoğan (Manchester City) – 86
🇷🇸 CM: Sergej Milinković-Savić (Lazio) – 88
🇪🇸 CM: Isco (Real Madrid) – 88
🇪🇸 CM: Thiago (FC Bayern) – 89
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 CAM: Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – 87
🇫🇷 RM: Ousmane Dembélé (FC Barcelona) – 83
🇵🇹 RM: Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) – 84
🇵🇹 RW: Gelson Martins (Sporting CP) – 84
🇲🇽 RW: Carlos Vela (LAFC) – 84
🇧🇷 RW: Willian (Chelsea) – 87
🇸🇪 LM: Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) – 83
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 LM: Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) – 83
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 LM: Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) – 84
🇫🇷 LW: Thomas Lemar (AS Monaco) – 84
🇪🇸 LW: Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) – 86
🇧🇪 CF: Thorgan Hazard (Mönchengladbach) – 84
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 ST: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) – 81
🇪🇸 ST: Rodrigo (Valencia) – 83
🇧🇷 ST: Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) – 84
🇩🇪 ST: Mario Gómez (VfL Wolfsburg) – 86
🇧🇷 ST: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – 87
🇫🇷 ST: Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) – 87
🇦🇷 ST: Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus) – 93

 
 
FIFA 18 Path to Glory Selected Players
 

Defenders

🇧🇷 CB: Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain) – 84
It seems like Marquinhos has been a staple in Paris Saint-Germain’s defense forever, because he joined and immediately started for the club at just 19. Four years later and Marquinhos’ reputation as a defensive stalwart precedes him all over the world, thanks to his successes with PSG and Brazil. But even a starting role in one of the top teams in Europe doesn’t guarantee a place on the most successful national team in history.

🇫🇷 CB: Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid) – 85
As if it weren’t impressive enough that Varane has been a regular starter in Real Madrid’s backline since he was 20, the big center back has also been a staple for the French national team since he was first capped in 2013. With plenty of challengers for his position, Varane must continue earning clean sheets for Madrid if he hopes to earn them for his country, too.

🇪🇸 RB: Carvajal (Real Madrid) – 84
The Real Madrid right-back has been in and out of the Spanish national team fold since first called up a few years ago, but his consistent play for such a large club won’t be overlooked. Carvajal is also one of the few natural right-backs contending for the position, giving him another boost when it’s time for rosters to be finalized.

🇩🇪 LB: Marvin Plattenhardt (Hertha BSC) – 78
Only recently making his debut for the senior Germany squad, Plattenhardt’s consistency for Hertha Berlin has vaulted him into the conversation at left-back. With no concrete starter at the position for Die Mannschaft, Plattenhardt could seize the opportunity and earn the nod for the reigning world champions.

 
 

Midfielders

🇵🇹 CDM: William Carvalho (Sporting CP) – 85
A mainstay with Portugal, Carvalho continues to impress for Sporting CP and make a strong case for his inclusion in the national team. Carvalho may not be the biggest or the fastest player, but his creativity in placing the ball nearly anywhere on the pitch makes him an invaluable asset to any team. This certainly works to his advantage with Portugal, who require a brilliant passer to feed the ball to superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo.

🇪🇸 CM: Saúl (Atlético Madrid) – 84
Another gifted young player that might be up to the near-impossible task of breaking into a talented Spain squad, Saúl has been a key cog in central midfield for Atletico Madrid for several seasons. His ability to keep possession and create attacks is incredibly strong, but his youthful energy and speed also help him burst forward to support the strikers in front of him. Despite the uphill battle of earning a place on the Spain squad, Saúl will certainly make a case for himself if his club form continues.

🇸🇪 LM: Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) – 83
A big part of RB Leipzig’s meteoric rise from Germany’s 2nd division to runner-up in the Bundesliga the following season, the creative Forsberg is one of the top players to ever come out of Sweden. Often deployed on the left wing with Leipzig, Forsberg uses his tricky skills and agility to beat defenders and get the ball to his teammates from impossible angles. Forsberg’s talents translate to nearly any position in the attack or midfield, meaning that as long as his form continues, there’s no reason for him to not play a big role for Sweden.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 LM: Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) – 83
Despite his status as one of the most efficient goalscorers in the current England international pool, Welbeck’s role for his country has declined in recent seasons. Possessed with the rare combination of height, speed, and raw finishing ability, his challenge for the rest of the season will be reminding everyone just how special and unique his skills are, and why England would be foolish to ignore him.

🇪🇸 LW: Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) – 86
Touted as the future of Spain and Real Madrid, Asensio had a brilliant breakout season for his club last season as they ran riot over the competition. Commonly deployed as a jack-of-all-trades for Madrid, Asensio excels in any position that allows him to use his close control and technique to beat opponents and kick off attacks. Even though his national team career has been short, Asensio’s club form is surely good enough to earn him plenty of call-ups in the near future.

🇪🇸 CM: Thiago (FC Bayern) – 89
Despite being a consistent presence on the Spanish national team, Thiago has yet to become a truly first-choice player for La Roja. However, if he continues his solid club form with Bayern Munich for the rest of the season, the chances are he makes it onto Spain’s roster in June.

🇪🇸 CM: Isco (Real Madrid) – 88
Having quietly built a reputation in the shadow of superstars at Real Madrid, the young Spaniard known as Isco is finally getting global recognition. Even though there are many excellent midfielders pushing for a role with Spain, Isco’s versatility in both midfield and attack could tip the scales in his favor.

🇷🇸 CM: Sergej Milinković-Savić (Lazio) – 88
One of the more underrated young midfielders in Europe, Milinkovic-Savic only recently earned his first Serbia national team caps. Armed with strength and size to go with his finishing ability and technique on the ball, Milinkovic-Savic has been a revelation in Italy and seems likely to become a permanent fixture in his country’s midfield.

🇩🇪 CM: Leon Goretzka (FC Schalke 04) – 85
Ahead of his move to Bayern Munich next season, the young Schalke 04 midfielder has a great opportunity to secure a spot with his country, not just this summer, but for years to come. Goretzka has been solid in his opportunities with Germany in the past year and been even better with his club, but meeting the standards of Die Mannschaft is no easy feat.

🇩🇪 CM: İlkay Gündoğan (Manchester City) – 86
The Manchester City midfielder has yet to cement a regular place in the club’s starting XI, but his performances this season have played an important role in their domination of the league. If Gündogan continues to aid his team in their likely run to the title, he could lock down a role with the reigning world champions.

🇩🇪 CM: Leon Goretzka (FC Schalke 04) – 85
Ahead of his move to Bayern Munich next season, the young Schalke 04 midfielder has a great opportunity to secure a spot with his country, not just this summer, but for years to come. Goretzka has been solid in his opportunities with Germany in the past year and been even better with his club, but meeting the standards of Die Mannschaft is no easy feat.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 CAM: Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – 87
Having developed a more varied and useful skill set under the excellent coaching of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, Sterling proved that he’s no longer just a one-trick pony on the wing. Able to play behind the forwards or even lead the line, Sterling’s remaining performances for City in their likely title run could seal his place with the Three Lions.

🇧🇷 RW: Willian (Chelsea) – 87
Chelsea winger Willian is consistently one of the top attackers in the Premier League, which would make him a lock for nearly any national team in the world—but Brazil can be a different story. A strong, consistent close to the season could do wonders for Willian’s chance to don that iconic yellow kit at the highest level.

🇵🇹 RM: Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) – 84
After gradually making his case for a starting role with Manchester City over the course of this season, Silva has started to become something of a household name in English football. Silva also boasts a respectable amount of international experience despite his young age, so a role with Portugal this summer seems pretty likely.

🇫🇷 RM: Ousmane Dembélé (FC Barcelona) – 83
After a blockbuster transfer to Barcelona this season, Dembele has struggled for minutes in the Catalan club’s superstar-laden roster. However, his talent was evident even in making such a move, and if he’s able to get more time on the pitch he will surely get a chance to represent his country when June rolls around.

🇵🇹 RW: Gelson Martins (Sporting CP) – 84
One of the latest talents to emerge at Liga NOS powerhouse Sporting CP, Martins dazzles for club and country with speed and technique on the wing. Despite the established talents on the Portugal national team, Martins has proven himself a valuable asset for the squad since first called up in 2016.

🇫🇷 LW: Thomas Lemar (AS Monaco) – 84
The versatile winger has been linked with clubs all over the world, but he continues to ply his trade with Monaco and is one of the best young players in Ligue 1. Lemar has yet to cement a regular place with his country, but he is certainly on the radar with a decent chance of making the squad if he continues to excel.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 LM: Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) – 84
Manchester United forward Rashford kicked off his international career in style when he scored within 135 seconds of his first ever appearance for the national team. In the year since, he has earned a handful of caps for the Three Lions, but he’s not yet a regular. Rashford will be hoping to cement his position leading the line for England by scoring goals and living up to his prodigious talent.

 
 

Strikers

🇧🇷 ST: Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) – 84
The young Manchester City forward has been sensational since joining the Premier League, and his short international career might be even more impressive. Despite his successes, breaking into a team with attackers like Neymar, Roberto Firmino, and Douglas Costa isn’t easy. But if Jesus’ form continues in the next few months, locking down a spot in the famous yellow of Brazil might just be within reach.

🇪🇸 ST: Rodrigo (Valencia) – 83
The Brazilian-born, Spanish-raised attacker Rodrigo has had an adventurous career thus far, and he’s become a key member of the Valencia squad since arriving in 2015. Even though he picked up his first cap in 2014, Rodrigo didn’t get a second appearance for Spain until late 2017. While proficient in wide positions, Rodrigo’s form has peaked since he started playing as a forward with his club. It might be tough to earn a spot leading Spain’s talented line, but Rodrigo’s recent play is solid evidence that he’s up to the task.

🇧🇪 CF: Thorgan Hazard (Mönchengladbach) – 84
The tricky young midfielder is finally starting to step out of his brother’s shadow, but still has a lot of work to do if he hopes to earn the big call-up to the Belgium squad this summer. Hazard was a star for many youth national teams, and his talent earned him a call-up to the senior squad at a young age; he’ll need to really stand out in the coming months if he hopes to get a spot on the team this summer.

🇦🇷 ST: Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus) – 93
Despite being one of the most prolific goalscorers in Argentina national team history, the experienced Juventus forward must continue to impress at club level if he hopes to secure his place with La Albiceleste this summer.

🇧🇷 ST: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – 87
After a few years of quiet hard work at Liverpool, Firmino is finally getting deserved respect as part of the Reds’ terrifying attacking trio. If his form continues, a summer with Seleção will surely be in his future.

🇫🇷 ST: Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) – 87
Having recently made the move from Arsenal to Chelsea in the English Premier League, the experienced French forward will be pushing hard at his new club to show that he still has what it takes to compete at the highest level for his country.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 ST: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) – 81
The honeymoon for Leicester City’s epic title win in 2016 might be over, but the tenacious English striker has maintained his reputation as one of the league’s best. Between injuries and dips in form, Vardy could seize his chance to lead the line for his country if he keeps climbing the scoring charts.