26 Jul 2021 12:31 PM +00:00

FUT Icons set for a refresh with FUT Heroes revealed for FIFA 22

FIFA 22 is coming over the horizon, with EA having revealed the official trailer and showcased the next-gen gameplay.

Brand new Icons are set to be added to EA's next title too, with legends like Wayne Rooney being heavily linked.

So, take a look at the legends that could be the next additions in FUT 22 below.

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Latest news - Two more FUT Heroes confirmed

EA has revealed the latest FUT Heroes to join the FIFA 22 roster during the pre-show at EA Play Live.

First up was former Borussia Dortmund midfielder Lars Ricken! Ricken is one of the heroes of the Borussia Dortmund team that won the 1997 UEFA Champions League, having scored just 16 seconds after being subbed on in the final.

The second new hero confirmed is Manchester United striker turned manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer!

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Ole won the Premier League and Champions League with Man Utd, scoring some crucial goals along the way.

Read more about FIFA 22's new FUT heroes here.

Trailer

The official FIFA 22 trailer has finally been revealed!

The reveal trailer has got fans hyped for the upcoming release, featuring cover star Kylian Mbappe, along with top talents Trent Alexander-Arnold and Christian Pulisic.

Gameplay Showcase

Before EA Play Live, the developers took us through Hypermotion Technology and what it is bringing to Next Gen consoles this year.

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The event took place on Tuesday, 20 July at 1pm ET / 6pm BST.

FIFA 22 Release Date

The release date for EA's upcoming title has finally been revealed!

After months of speculation, EA has officially announced that FIFA 22 will be released on Friday, 1 October 2021.

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Predictions

We are hoping for some exciting new legends to return to the game next season, so here is who we think could join the growing list of ICONs on FIFA Ultimate Team.

Wayne Rooney (OVR 90 - 92 - 88)

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Is it time for Wayne Rooney to become an ICON?

England’s record goalscorer has now officially retired, paving the way for Wazza to join the ICON ranks.

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Ricardo Carvalho (OVR 87 - 90 - 88)

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Portuguese defender Ricardo Carvalho was a key part of both Chelsea and Real Madrid’s success during his career.

Having won the league title in England, Spain and Portugal, Carvalho is one of the best defenders of his generation.

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Adriano (OVR 86 - 90 - 85)

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Do we need another unstoppable Brazilian striker? No. Do we want one? Absolutely.

Former Inter powerhouse Adriano was almost unstoppable in his heyday, and a set of ICONs could prove very popular.

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Yaya Toure (OVR 87 - 89 - 91)

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Not yet officially retired, Yaya Toure has recently spoken of his desire to continue playing.

However, if that does not come to fruition, we would love to see the Ivorian become a FUT ICON. If not Yaya, we wouldn’t mind Kolo either!

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Andres Iniesta (OVR 88 - 93 - 86)

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Another player not yet retired; Andres Iniesta will almost certainly become a FUT ICON at some stage.

We can’t wait to be able to re-unite prime Iniesta and Xavi in midfield!

Kompany return?

We would love to see former Belgium and Manchester City city centre back Vincent Kompany return on FIFA 22.

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LEADER - Kompany will always be a hero in Manchester

Kompany was a dominant centre back and would definitely be a popular addition to the game.

Leaked Icons

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.

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END OF AN ERA - We last saw Xabi Alonso on FIFA 17

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.

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