FIFA 23 World Cup Path to Glory All Cards, Leaks & Release Date


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The first World Cup promo has taken over FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, with the Path to Glory event kicking things off!

Season 2 of FUT will be dominated by World Cup content and the Path to Glory looks to be one of the best releases.

Check out everything you need to know about the World Cup Path to Glory event in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team right here and stay on top of all the latest news and leaks.

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Path to Glory Release Date

The World Cup Path to Glory promo started on Friday, 11 November, at the usual time of 2pm ET / 6pm GMT, when Team 1 entered packs.

As well as the new promo cards in packs, Batch 1 of the World Cup FUT Heroes replaced their Base FUT Hero cards.

A Mini-Release of three players dropped on Sunday, 13 November, also at 2pm ET / 6pm GMT.

The event is running for just under two weeks, with Team 2 replacing Team 1 in packs on Friday, 18 November.

Team 2 will leave packs on Thursday, 24 November, at 2pm ET / 6pm GMT, when the Best Of Team of the Week will drop, which will be followed by the Road to the World Cup promo and Black Friday celebrations the day after.

World Cup Path to Glory

Path to Glory is the first World Cup promo proper of the season and it will be a good one!

We have seen Path to Glory events before, with the most recent one coming in FIFA 21 - in recognition of EURO 2020 and Copa America - and it looks like this one will use similar mechanics.

That means that live cards will be released that receive upgrades based on their nation’s progress in the tournament.

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MASSIVE BOOSTS - Path to Glory lets players make BIG gains on their OVR

This year, the cards will be upgraded as follows:

  • Initial boost on release
  • +1 IF Upgrade - Qualify from Group Stages
  • +1 IF Upgrade - Win Round of 16
  • 5* Weak Foot Upgrade - Win Quarter Finals
  • 5* Skill Move Upgrade - Win Semi Finals
  • +1 IF Upgrade and 3 New Traits - Win the Final

It is also leaked that if a player already has 5* Weak Foot or Skill Moves, they will gain an additional IF Upgrade if their team reaches the Semi Final!

As well as the new cards coming to packs, more will be released via Objectives and SBCs, as is usual during promos.

You can keep on top of all the progress of PTG cards using our Path to Glory Tracker.

Additional Content

As the Path to Glory promo is the first of the main World Cup events, it has also been joined by loads of other content that will run throughout the campaign, with each launching on Friday, 11 November.

This includes:

  • World Cup Player Items - Special cards (sometimes boosted) for players from the 32 WC nations, that are time-limited, available in special packs or as rewards, needed to complete WC Swaps objectives and contribute to End of Event Rewards
  • World Cup Swaps - Much like Icon Swaps, you can earn Swaps Tokens and then trade them in against certain SBCs to earn Packs, Player Picks and World Cup Stars
  • World Cup FUT Heroes - Upgraded versions of the Base FUT Hero cards, coming to a select 30 players, released over two squads, with some only available through SBCs or Objectives

Take a closer look at all the FUT World Cup content coming to FIFA 23 here.

Path to Glory Team 1

Path to Glory Team 1 has hit Ultimate Team, and it is amazing!

Headlining the squad is Bernardo Silva with a massive 90 OVR, with other notable players being Kalidou Koulibaly (OVR 89) and Vinicius Jr (OVR 88).

The full Path to Glory Team 1 squad is as follows:

  • Bernardo Silva (OVR 90)
  • Kalidou Koulibaly (OVR 89)
  • Vinicius Jr (OVR 88)
  • Romelu Lukaku (OVR 88)
  • Frenkie de Jong (OVR 88)
  • Carvajal (OVR 87)
  • Serge Gnabry (OVR 87)
  • Jack Grealish (OVR 87)
  • Arkadiusz Milik (OVR 87)
  • Antoine Griezmann (OVR 87)
  • Thomas Delaney (OVR 86)
  • Ronald Araujo (OVR 86)
  • Gonzalo Plata (OVR 85)
  • Bryan Oviedo (OVR 85)


  • Denis Zakaria (OVR 86)
  • Kim Min Jae (OVR 85)
  • Jonathan Osorio (OVR 85)

Some of the World Cup FUT Heroes have also replaced their Base versions in packs, with the following released:

  • Rudi Voller (OVR 91)
  • Diego Forlan (OVR 91)
  • Lucio (OVR 90)
  • Jean Pierre-Papin (OVR 90)
  • Yaya Toure (OVR 89)
  • Javier Mascherano (OVR 89)
  • Ricardo Carvalho (OVR 89)
  • Harry Kewell (OVR 88)
  • Dirk Kuyt (OVR 88)
  • Saeed Al-Owairan (OVR 88)
  • Freddie Ljungberg (OVR 88)
  • jorge Campos (OVR 88)
  • Park Ji-Sung (OVR 87)
  • Peter Crouch (OVR 86)

Path to Glory Team 2

The second batch of Path to Glory players was even better than the first, with plenty of cards to improve your Ultimate Team with!

The full Path to Glory Team 2 squad is as follows:

  • Leon Goretzka (OVR 89)
  • Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (OVR 89)
  • Christopher Nkunku (OVR 89)
  • Papu Gomez (OVR 88)
  • Marcelo Brozovic (OVR 88)
  • Kyle Walker (OVR 87)
  • Yannick Carrasco (OVR 87)
  • Bruno Guimaraes (OVR 87)
  • Christian Pulisic (OVR 87)
  • Hirving Lozano (OVR 87)
  • Cristian Romero (OVR 86)
  • Junya Ito (OVR 86)
  • Sofiane Boufal (OVR 86)
  • Sardar Azmoun (OVR 85)
  • Afif (OVR 85)
  • Ellyes Skhiri (OVR 85)
  • Salem Al Dawsari (OVR 85)

More World Cup FUT Heroes have also come, taking over from the first batch and replacing their Base versions in packs, with the following released:

  • Jurgen Kohler (OVR 90)
  • Tomas Brolin (OVR 89)
  • Jay-Jay Okocha (OVR 89)
  • Rafael Marquez (OVR 89)
  • Joe Cole (OVR 88)
  • Landon Donovan (OVR 88)
  • Joan Capdevila (OVR 88)
  • Tim Cahill (OVR 88)
  • Claudio Marchisio (OVR 88)
  • Hidetoshi Nakata (OVR 88)
  • Sidney Govou (OVR 87)
  • Sami Al Jaber (OVR 87)
  • Clint Dempsey (OVR 86)

SBC and Objective Players

As well as the main Path to Glory squads coming to packs, the following players have been released via SBCs and Objectives:



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