How do Ones to Watch items get World Cup upgrades in FUT 23?

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Ultimate Team fanatics are getting stuck into the vast 2022 Qatar World Cup content in FIFA 23 at the moment.

This year, in alignment with the Winter World Cup, a new dynamic has been introduced to the Ones to Watch (OTW) items in FUT.

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This new upgrades system is called 'Nations to Watch'.

So, find out exactly how Ones to Watch cards can be upgraded through the Nations to Watch system in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team below.

Nations to Watch Upgrades

OTW items in FUT 23 are not only eligible for a 'Wins to Watch' upgrade, but also a 'Nations to Watch' upgrade too.

The Nations to Watch upgrade will see players receive an upgrade if their nation wins a single match during the World Cup.

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This upgrade is available to players regardless of whether they are selected for their national team.

For example, if Gabriel Jesus is left on the bench for one of Brazil's 2022 World Cup matches and Brazil wins the match, Jesus' Ones to Watch card will still be given a boost.

Who can get a Nations to Watch boost?

Every player that has a Ones to Watch item in Ultimate Team and whose national team is playing at the Qatar World Cup is eligible for a Nations to Watch boost.

The following players can be upgraded through the Nations to Watch system:

  • Robert Lewandowski
  • Sadio Mane
  • Antonio Rudiger
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  • Pulo Dybala
  • Matthijs de Ligt
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Angel Di Maria
  • Gabriel Jesus
  • Richarlison
  • Antony
  • Aurelien Tchouameni
  • Nico Schlotterbeck
  • Darwin Nunez
  • Steven Bergwijn
  • Renato Sanches
  • Corentin Tolisso
  • Sergino Dest
  • Tyler Adams