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Kylian Mbappe faces battle to be FIFA 22 Cover Star

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The Next-Gen consoles have provided us with plenty of excitement already, and we expect FIFA 22 to be epic!

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We saw Kylian Mbappe front all three versions of the game last season (and a limited edition David Beckham cover), but we expect EA to change things up ahead of the new game.

Will Mbappe remain the cover star on the next game, or will we see a new face of FIFA?

Latest news - Icon Leak

Seven legends of football have been 'leaked' ahead of FIFA 22.

It is rumoured that these players will be returning to the game as Icon players in Ultimate Team.

We would love this to be true as the seven players named are deserving of a place among the Icon elite.

Take a look at the potential new FIFA 22 Icons including Spanish maestro Xabi Alonso.

Release Date

Obviously, FIFA 22 is still some way off, so any release date at the moment is guesswork.

Judging by previous years, we are expecting the release date for the game to be somewhere between Friday, 24 September and Friday, 8 October.

Concept Cover

Borussia Dortmund's goal machine Erling Haaland is already an EA athlete, so a jump onto the FIFA cover seems a natural progression.

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POTENTIAL - We would love to see Haaland on at least one edition

We would love to see some variation to the covers of FIFA 22, and Haaland is certainly near the top of our wishlist.

FIFA 21 Cover Star

As we know, PSG star Kylian Mbappe fronted up all three editions of FIFA 21.

A David Beckham edition has also been available, but will we see any new faces on the cover of FIFA 22.

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LUCKY NUMBER! Mbappe featured on all three editions of FIFA 21
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LUCKY NUMBER! Mbappe featured on all three editions of FIFA 21

We expect Mbappe to stay as the cover star for the foreseeable future as one of the world’s brightest talents.

If EA does opt for someone else, it is likely to come from one of their current FIFA Ambassadors.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Liverpool right back Trent Alexander-Arnold could be one of the next in line if EA decide to use more than one cover star for FIFA 22.

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HEY GOOD LOOKING - Is Trent ready to step up to become FIFA 22's cover star?

TAA is one of the top young players in the world and a crucial player in Jurgen Klopp’s successful side.

Erling Haaland

The sky is the limit for Norway and Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.

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UNSTOPPABLE - Haaland is perhaps the front runner for the Cover Star slot

EA has already signed Haaland as an ambassador, so we could definitely see the forward on the cover of FIFA at some point in his career!

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Joao Felix

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NEXT GENERATION - Joao Felix's £114 million move to Atletico Madrid is a worthy price tag of a cover star

Another of EA’s prodigies, Joao Felix is starting to show why Atletico Madrid splashed over £100 million to bring him to the Spanish capital.

Like Haaland, Felix has a bright future ahead of him and he is certainly another player in contention for FIFA 22 cover star.

Phil Foden

One of the ‘FIFA Next’ crowd, Manchester City’s Phil Foden looks a class above every time he steps on the pitch.

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ALL ROUNDER - Phil Foden's versatility is likely to make him an England and Man City regular for years to come

EA has surprised us before with young guns on their cover, but we think FIFA 22 may come a little early for Foden.

Mason Mount

Chelsea wonderkid Mason Mount is another young English player we could see on the front of FIFA in the near future.

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ARCHITECT - Mason Mount has been Chelsea's main man this season

The Blues are finding form, with FIFA Next star Mount a consistent performer.

Legendary contenders

On FIFA 20, we saw Zinedine Zidane front the Ultimate Edition, and on FIFA 19 the Brazilian Ronaldo graced the Icon Edition.

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GOLDEN BOY - Could we see a legend front the Ultimate Edition once again this year?

Things were different on FIFA 21, with Kylian Mbappe on the front of all three editions, until David Beckham came along to promote the game on Next-Gen consoles.

Could we see an Icon return for FIFA 22?

It wouldn't be a surprise to see David Beckham appear on the cover of one of the lucrative editions this time around, with the most iconic footballer there is likely to get the game flying off the shelves.

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OUTTA NOWHERE - David Beckham shocked the world with his FIFA 21 arrival

Another possibility would be Diego Maradona, as EA could decide to honour the Argentina legend following his death in 2021.

Other legends we'd love to see on the cover would be Pele, Ronaldinho, or Thierry Henry.

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