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The 2022 World Cup could feature on FIFA 22

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It is still early days, but excitement is already building ahead of FIFA 22 in a big year for both football and the FIFA franchise.

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This will be the first game in the FIFA series optimized for next-gen consoles, so the graphics should be by far the best we have ever seen.

It will also be a World Cup year (of sorts), so will EA have anything special up their sleeve?

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Napoli has signed an exclusive deal with Konami, meaning the club will no longer appear on FIFA.

The deal is effective immediately, although exclusivity does not kick in until the 2022/23 season, so Napoli will feature on FIFA 22.

Release Date

We don’t know when we will see our first glimpse of the new game, but news on the FIFA 22 release date should arrive in the coming weeks.

We are expecting the new game to become available in late September, assuming there are no delays like we saw for FIFA 21.

World Cup

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be only the second tournament to be hosted in Asia as football’s biggest prize heads to Qatar.

The previous Asian World Cup was exactly 20 years ago in 2002 when Japan and South Korea shared responsibility.

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Technically the 2022 World Cup will fall during the season of FIFA 23 as the tournament is being played during the winter.

Due to commence on Monday, 21 November 2022, this will be the first World Cup ever to be played during the regular European domestic season.

Ultimate Team

We have seen special events on Ultimate Team before to celebrate major international competitions, so could we see something similar on FIFA 22?

As mentioned above the tournament will not actually take place during the regular season on FUT 22, so we are not expecting anything on the next edition of the game.

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That being said, we would love another World Cup Ultimate Team to bring something different to the title’s most popular and lucrative mode.

Just imagine how great a Team of the Tournament World Cup squad would be!

Career Mode

The 2022 World Cup seems more likely to appear on Career Mode as it extends beyond the current season.

We would love to see a fully licensed World Cup feature in Career Mode just like we have seen for the Champions League, Europa League and South American competitions.

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Having a fully immersive World Cup experience could take national team management to the next level on FIFA 22 Career Mode.

The national management often feels a little flat on Career Mode so having an extra level of detail could bring an exciting freshness to the game.

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