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Festival of FUTball arrives in time to save Ultimate Team this summer

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The FUT community was fearing that FIFA 21 Ultimate Team could die a slow death after the Team of the Season promo - but we have been saved by Festival of FUTball.

The promo was last seen on FIFA 18, providing some epic cards centred around international tournaments.

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A second new card type has been introduced during the Festival of FUTball, with Uruguay's Jose Maria Gimenez released as a Nations Player SBC.

The new card is terrific too with a huge 92 OVR and searing pace.

He could be the perfect defensive partner for the likes of Raphael Varane and Jules Kounde if you have a La Liga squad.

Find out how to unlock Gimenez's 92 OVR card.

Festival of FUTball Release Date

FIFA 21's Festival of FUTball arrived on Friday, 11 June at 1pm ET / 6pm BST.

We are not sure how long the promo will run just yet, but we are sure to find out soon.

What is Festival of FUTball?

The Festival of FUTball is based on the stars of international tournaments, with it last seen on FIFA 18 for the 2018 World Cup.

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TIME TO PARTY - We saw some epic cards during the 2018 World Cup

A squad was released after each "matchday", followed by a Team of the Tournament combining all the best cards from the promo.

Players could appear in multiple squads - with Luis Suarez picking up 98 and 99-rated cards throughout the event.

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CHOMPING AT THE BIT - Suarez will be looking to refined his 2018 form at the Copa America this summer

With the Euros, Copa America, and Concacaf Gold Cup this summer, we could see players from across the globe involved.

Plus, with Pele the only 99-rated item in-game, there is scope for more players to join the 99 club.

Expect star names like Harry Kane, Neymar, and Robert Lewandowski to feature this summer - but the promo may not go on long enough to include Concacaf Gold Cup players, with the tournament commencing in July.


Path to glory


There will be Path to Glory cards released as part of the event with added skill move and weak foot bonuses too.

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NEW IN - Path to glory cards should be epic this month

While not as straight forward as the Road to the Final cards, the Path to Glory players will follow similar trends to the What If promo.


  • 3 wins +2 OVR
  • 4 wins +1 OVR
  • 5 wins +1 OVR
  • 6 wins - 5* Skill Moves and Weak Foot

With a maximum of +4 to their OVR, a start rating of 95 OVR could see a new 99-rated card.

Team 1

The first set of Path to Glory players has arrived as part of the Festival of FUTball.

There are some great new cards available, and they can get better too throughout the summer.

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Antoine Griezmann and Kai Havertz have both received 95 OVR's meaning a successful Euro 2020 campaign will see them join Pele.

Take a look at the Festival of FUTball Team 1.


SBCs & Objectives

Portugal forward Diogo Jota is one of the first SBCs to be released as part of the promo.

He is joined by a Player Moments Mario Gotze in celebration of his World Cup-winning goal in 2014.

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WIZARD - Eriksen can pull the strings in midfield

Danish maestro Christian Eriksen is also available to unlock through completing a simple set of objectives.

Since the opening day, EA has also added Italian star Alessandro Florenzi into the mix with a great new 91 OVR CDM card.

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