Mbappe & Bellingham lead FIFA 23 World Cup Team of the Tournament top contenders so far

The Qatar World Cup has well and truly taken over FIFA 23, with a plethora of content having already arrived in Ultimate Team.

With the group stages now complete, we're taking a look at the best players so far and the top contenders for the World Cup Team of the Tournament.

There have been plenty of top performers at the World Cup but a select few players stand out head and shoulders above the rest.

Top Contenders

It'll be no surprise to see who the first name on the team sheet is...

Kylian Mbappe

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Kylian Mbappe is the competition's top scorer so far with five goals to his name in just three starts - two more than anybody else.

Arguably the best player in world football at this current moment in time, there's no doubt the PSG star will make the World Cup Team of the Tournament.

Jude Bellingham

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The youngest player in the Three Lions squad, 19-year-old Jude Bellingham has been England's standout performer in the four matches they have played so far.

The Borussia Dortmund midfielder scored the opener for England against Iran in their first match in Qatar and has since been sensational. Covering every blade of grass, there seem to be no holes in the teenager's game.

Lionel Messi

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Lionel Messi is running the show for Argentina in Qatar. The little magician has scored three goals and picked up one assist, but he brings so much more to the game than just those numbers.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward's current form could just carry his country to its first World Cup trophy since 1986.

Bruno Fernandes

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Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes is in scintillating form for Portugal, playing alongside local rival Bernardo Silva.

The attacking midfielder has registered two goals and two assists already, helping secure his nation a place in the knockout rounds.


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At just 18 years of age, Gavi is a truly frightening prospect. Dominating the midfield with his Barcelona teammates, the little Spaniard has caught everybody's attention.

The youngster scored a stunning volley in Spain's 7-0 drumming of Costa Rica in their opening group stage match and has been influential in every match since then.

Denzel Dumfries

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Inter Milan wing-back Denzel Dumfries has two assists and one goal at the World Cup already. Marauding down the right flank, the Dutchman is a constant threat in attack for Holland.

Dumfries' international teammate Coady Gakpo is another top contender for a TOTT spot, having netted three goals in three appearances so far.

Team of the Tournament so far

Wojciech Szczesny is no doubt the competition's stand-out goalkeeper despite Poland bowing out in the Round of 16, having saved two penalties for his country.

Jamal Musiala is another youngster who has been exceptional at the winter tournament but unfortunately leaves Qatar after Japan shockingly topped Group E.

Centre-halves Harry Maguire and Josko Gvardiol have been brilliant at the back for their respective countries.

England captain Harry Kane is perhaps unlucky to miss out on this list given he has three assists and one goal to his name.

The Spurs striker could certainly force his way into the TOTT squad over the course of the rest of the tournament,

Our entire World Cup Team of the Tournament XI so far is as follows:

  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Denzel Dumfries
  • Harry Maguire
  • Josko Gvardiol
  • Jude Bellingham
  • Gavi
  • Jamal Musiala
  • Bruno Fernandes
  • Lionel Messi
  • Coady Gakpo
  • Kylian Mbappe

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