FIFA 23 World Cup Showdown items are boosted based on the results of selected real-world WC 2022 football matches.
FIFA 23 Showdown

World Cup Showdown

World Cup Showdown cards are unique items featuring improved ratings and stats, available exclusively via squad building challenges. This type of SBC highlights two players who are set to face each other in an upcoming World Cup 2022 football fixture.

The winner of the real-life match receives a +2 upgrade, while the loser does not get any boost. Both players receive a +1 rating and stats upgrade if the game ends tied. On knockout rounds, there are no ties. The winner is the team that wins on extra-time or penalty shootouts.

Showdown items feature dynamic images and improved stats and ratings. You cannot find them in FUT packs. To get these cards, you have to complete the respective SBC, which is available before the match for 48 hours.

Items List

You can check the complete list of challenges and rewards on our squad building challenges page. You can also follow the progress of these items on our dedicated tracker.
16/12 Dayot Upamecano 87
16/12 Ángel Correa 87
15/12 Nayef Aguerd 86
15/12 Mislav Oršić 86
13/12 Youssouf Fofana 86
13/12 Youssef En-Nesyri 86
12/12 Enzo Fernández 86
12/12 Mario Pašalic 86
08/12 Marcus Thuram 86
08/12 Luke Shaw 86
06/12 Memphis Depay 86
06/12 Marcos Acuña 86
03/12 Hakim Ziyech 86
03/12 Férran Torres 86
02/12 Steven Bergwijn 86
02/12 Brenden Aaronson 86
29/11 Leandro Trossard 85
29/11 Mateo Kovacic 85
26/11 William Carvalho 86
26/11 JM Giménez 86
18/11 Abdou Diallo 85
18/11 Davy Klaassen 85
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Frequently Asked Questions
FIFA 23 Worl Cup Showdown items are unique cards featuring improved ratings and stats. You can only get them if you complete the respective time-limited SBC. Depending on the result of the WC match, the item can receive an upgrade.
This is how FIFA 23 World Cup Showdown items work:

  1. One player from each side of an upcoming real-world football match is selected and available on an individual SBC for 48 hours;
  2. You can complete one or both SBCs;
  3. Once the SBC expires, the game is played;
  4. A few days later, the items receive upgrades based on the result of the fixture:
    +2 for the winning team;
    +1 for both teams if there is a draw;
    no upgrade for the defeated team.
FIFA 23 WC Showdown items are usually upgraded a few days later.
When a match ends with a draw, both players receive a +1 upgrade. However, when the game goes to extra-time or penalties, as in the case of World Cup Knockout matches, the winning team receives a +2 upgrade.
You won’t get WC Showdown items in FUT packs. Instead, you will need to complete specific SBCs to earn them.
Sure. You can complete both WC Showdown SBCs. This way, it is guaranteed that at least one of your players will be upgraded.