International competitions could take regular Team of the Week spot

share to other networks share to twitter share to facebook

Team of the Week (TOTW) 36 will not be arriving in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team this week, but what (if anything) will be replacing it?

We still expect EA to release something on Wednesday, 2 June at the usual time of 1pm ET / 6pm BST, or at least reveal what is to come.

Table of Contents

Take a look at what we think they may have in store for us ahead of a busy summer of international football.


EURO 2020

Last summer's delayed European Championships are due to begin this month, so surely EA will release some content related to the tournament.

We would love to see some EURO 2020-themed content, but we feel we could be pushing our luck with a whole new squad of special cards.

boadu hero concept
click to enlarge
+ 3
MATCH WINNER - Boadu's brace saw Netherlands U21 reach the semis

What we could see is some Man of the Match or Hero cards released weekly to reward some of the top-performing players.

If that is the case, EA could start this week with Myron Boadu after his match-winning brace for Netherlands in the EURO under-21 Championship quarter-finals.


Copa America

Alongside the EUROs, this summer is the 2021 Copa America, which will be hosted in Brazil after a last-minute change from Argentina.

Content around this tournament could be very similar to EURO 2020, so they could complement each other perfectly.

vinicius motm concept
click to enlarge
+ 3
WONDERKID - Vinicius could be the star of a new age of Brazilian football

We almost expect Hero and Man of the Match players at this point, but will there be something a little different thrown into the mix?

The tournament gets underway on Sunday, 13 June as Argentina faces Chile, so we could be waiting up to three weeks to see any performance-related content from South America.


TOTW Moments

When last season was interrupted, EA began releasing Team of the Week Moments as there was no football to produce a Team of the Week as normal.

Could we see EA roll back the years once more and release a handful of squads from previous years while we wait for the international football to begin?

kevind de bruyne totw moments
click to enlarge
+ 3
OLD SCHOOL - De Bruyne's TOTW Moments card was excellent

While it might not be exactly like the TOTW Moments squads we saw last season, some re-releases could be on the cards.

In the past, EA has re-released some of the best SBCs from the past season, so that may be an option too.