FIFA 23 World Cup Mode - Official ratings confirm tournament's best players

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EA has revealed the official ratings for their FIFA 23 World Cup mode, and there are some huge upgrades for some top international stars.

What goes up must come down though, and some big-name players have been hammered in the World Cup rating release too.

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World Cup Ratings

The World Cup ratings are slightly different from the original FIFA 23 ratings, as a larger emphasis has been placed on international performance.

A key example of this is Trent Alexander-Arnold. Unfancied by Gareth Southgate, TAA has seen his original 87 OVR drop to 84 OVR!

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However, these ratings can and will change as the tournament progresses, just like the live form that is usually available in Kick-Off mode.

It must be stressed that these ratings are only available in Kick-Off and Tournament mode, and are not the same ratings that will be seen in FUT.

World Cup's Best

At the start of FIFA 23, five players received a 91 OVR. In World Cup mode, this number rises to seven with the additions of Thibaut Courtois and Neymar Jr.

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PSG superstar Neymar Jr has received a +2 to his previous 89 OVR as he often shines for his country, having scored 75 goals for Brazil.

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Elsewhere, there have been upgrades for England's soon-to-be record goalscorer Harry Kane, and Croatia legend Luka Modric.

West Ham midfielder Lucas Paqueta has also received a healthy boost as his form on the international stage has been much more impressive than in East London.

World Cup mode's Best Players:

  • Lionel Messi (OVR 91)
  • Karim Benzema (OVR 91)
  • Robert Lewandowski (OVR 91)
  • Kevin De Bruyne (OVR 91)
  • Kylian Mbappe (OVR 91)
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  • Thibaut Courtois (OVR 91)
  • Neymar Jr (OVR 91)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (OVR 90)
  • Manuel Neuer (OVR 90)
  • Virgil van Dijk (OVR 90)
  • Casemiro (OVR 90)
  • Harry Kane (OVR 90)
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Future Stars

Alongside the best players in the world, EA has also released a list of the best under-21 players heading to Qatar.

Spanish midfield duo Pedri and Gavi lead the way, closely followed by Germany and Bayern Munich starlet Jamal Musiala.

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England is represented by Jude Bellingham who matches Nuno Mendes with an 81 OVR.

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One name to keep an eye out for is Ecuador defender Piero Hincapie as the Bayer Leverkusen defender looks set for a big move.

World Cup mode's Best Under-21 Players:

  • Pedri (OVR 86)
  • Gavi (OVR 82)
  • Jamal Musiala (OVR 82)
  • Nuno Mendes (OVR 81)
  • Jude Bellingham (OVR 81)
  • Josko Gvardiol (OVR 80)
  • Piero Hincapie (OVR 79)
  • Eduardo Camavinga (OVR 79)
  • Yeremy Pino (OVR 79)
  • Ansu Fati (OVR 79)