FIFA 22 Emerson v Romero Showdown SBC: How to unlock the INSANE defenders

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The Team of the Season (TOTS) promo has taken FIFA 22 Ultimate Team by storm, with the biggest campaign of the year rolling out regular top content.

The Ligue 1 TOTS is now taking centre stage, bringing us plenty of awesome SBC and Objectives cards that can be unlocked for free.

We've already seen a UEFA Champions League Showdown SBC and the content just keeps on coming, with a UEFA / CONMEBOL Cup of Champions Showdown SBC giving you the chance to unlock boosted cards for Cristian Romero and Emerson.

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Check out the two Showdown cards below and find out how you can unlock them for your FUT 22 squad.

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The Cup of Champions Showdown

UEFA EURO 2020 winners Italy will take on Copa America victors Argentina in the Cup of Champions, or 'Finalissima'.

Italy booked their place by claiming the European crown last summer, defeating England on penalties in the Wembley final for their second continental title.

Argentina ended a 28-year wait for a trophy by winning the 2021 Copa America, beating Brazil 1-0 in the decider to clinch a record-equalling 15th Copa América title.

Cristian Romero (OVR 91)

Start Date: Sunday, 29 May

Start Date: Wednesday, 1 June

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SBC Requirements

There are two squads needed to submit to unlock the 91-rated card, with the requirements as follows:

Argentina

  • Minimum one Argentina player
  • Minimum 84 Squad Rating
  • Minimum 80 Team Chemistry
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Premier League

  • Minimum one Premier League player
  • Minimum one TOTW or TOTS player
  • Minimum 86 Squad Rating
  • Minimum 75 Team Chemistry
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Reward - 1 x Prime Mixed Players Pack

Estimated Cost - 115.35k (PlayStation) / 119.2k (Xbox)

Emerson (OVR 91)

Start Date: Sunday, 29 May

Start Date: Wednesday, 1 June

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SBC Requirements

There are two squads needed to submit to unlock the 91-rated card, with the requirements as follows:

Italy

  • Minimum one Italy player
  • Minimum one TOTW or TOTS player
  • Minimum 83 Squad Rating
  • Minimum 75 Team Chemistry
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Reward - 1 x Premium Mixed Players Pack

Ligue 1

  • Minimum one Ligue 1 player
  • Minimum one TOTW or TOTS player
  • Minimum 86 Squad Rating
  • Minimum 70 Team Chemistry
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Reward - 1 x Prime Mixed Players Pack

Estimated Cost - 109.1k (PlayStation) / 117.9k (Xbox)

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How do Showdown cards work?

FIFA 22 Showdown SBCs are a very simple, but very clever concept, that relies on real-world footballing fixtures and results to determine upgrades to cards.

To start off, 2 cards are released as Showdown SBCs for a limited time for an upcoming fixture, usually pitting two relatively equally matched teams against each other that have an interesting or important fixture upcoming.

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FUT players can complete both SBCs if they wish if the cards are heavily upgraded from their base versions, or they can ‘bet’ on which team they think will win the fixture by completing their SBC in hope of a further upgrade.

Once the SBC expires and the game is played, the Showdown SBC cards receive upgrades based on the result of the fixture.

For the team that wins the fixture, the corresponding Showdown SBC card in-game will receive a +2 OVR Upgrade, further boosting the card to new heights, while the card from the team that lost will remain the same rating.

If the fixture results in a draw, then both cards will receive a +1 OVR Upgrade.