FIFA 23 World Cup: New national teams to arrive next season

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FIFA 22 is currently bringing us plenty of promos to keep us occupied, but we're turning our attention to the future to see what FIFA 23 will have in store for us.

The 2022/23 season will be a very special year, with the Qatar World Cup coming in November for the men, then the Women's World Cup taking place in Australia and New Zealand in July.

Take a look at what we know about the FIFA 23 release below and how it will cover some of the biggest events in the sporting calendar.


Latest - New teams

According to reliable FIFA leaker @DonkTrading, 16 new national teams will feature in FIFA 23.

The news should come as little surprise as all 16 new teams have qualified for the World Cup, so they will feature in any licensed World Cup content.

We would love to see all these teams available in kick-off modes, as well as online seasons, and of course, Career Mode.

Take a look at the 16 new national teams coming to FIFA 23 here.

Release Date

It's still a long way off, so we have no official release date for FIFA 23, but we still have a good idea of when to expect it.


FIFA 22 was fully launched on Friday, 1 October 2021, so if EA follows the same trend, then Friday, 30 September 2022 could be our FIFA 23 release date.

Expect to be able to access the game sooner than that via a possible Beta or Demo, then Early Access and the Web App.

Content confirmed

EA has officially announced that FIFA 23 will be the last in the series, with EA Sports FC taking over in the summer of 2023.

As part of the announcement, EA confirmed that World Cup content will be included in FIFA 23.

"We are committed to ensuring the next FIFA is our best ever, with more features, game modes, World Cup content, clubs, leagues, competitions, and players than any FIFA title before."

Exciting times, FIFA fans!


World Cup Year

Both the men's and women's tournaments will be catered for in the game, with a separate game mode expected to be made available.

FIFA 18 was the last game to feature a World Cup mode, which was released as a free DLC and included the 32 participating teams and 12 stadiums.

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We would expect a similar DLC release with FIFA 23, with the men's tournament scheduled for Monday, 21 November, and the women's tournament coming Thursday, 20 July 2023.

Although women's national teams have been included in the game since FIFA 16, you have only been able to use them in kick-off mode, so FIFA 23 is set to be the most inclusive release yet.