As well as the main squad coming to packs, more World Cup Icons have landed too!
Check out everything you need to know about the World Cup Stories event in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team right here and stay on top of all the latest news and leaks.
World Cup Stories Release Date
The World Cup Stories promo was released on Friday, 2 December, at the usual time of 2pm ET / 6pm GMT.
Team 2 of the World Cup Icons was added to packs at the same time, giving us plenty of special cards to get our hands on!
A Mini-Release of WC Stories players came on Sunday, 4 December.
The event will run for one week only, with the World Cup Phenoms promo set to replace it on Friday, 9 December.
World Cup Stories
World Cup Stories is a new event in Ultimate Team, with the official word on the promo being summed up a Tweet from EA:
From starring at their country's first #FIFAWorldCup in over 30 years to scoring the winner in a stunning upset, FIFA World Cup Stories recognise headline contributions on the world’s biggest stage.
As well as the new World Cup Stories cards being added to packs, more will be released via Objectives and SBCs, as is usual during promos.
More World Cup Icons dropped too, with Team 2 following on from the initial release.
The WC Swaps campaign will continue, with additional Tokens able to be earned throughout the event.
World Cup Icons
A new loading screen officially confirmed that Team 2 of the World Cup Icons would be dropping at the same time as the WC Stories promo and now they are here!
Although not as powerful as the players included in Team 1, there are still some top stars to get your hands on - including Roberto Carlos.
The World Cup Stories cards have been released in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, with plenty of top talents coming to packs!
The full World Cup Stories squad is as follows:
- Virgil van Dijk (OVR 92)
- Gareth Bale (OVR 91)
- Bruno Fernandes (OVR 90)
- Marco Asensio (OVR 89)
- Marcus Rashford (OVR 88)
- Dani Alves (OVR 88)
- Edinson Cavani (OVR 88)
- Leroy Sane (OVR 88)
- Richarlison (OVR 88)
- Alphonso Davies (OVR 87)
- Simon Kjaer (OVR 86)
- Adrieb Rabiot (OVR 86)
- Lovro Majer (OVR 85)
- Axel Witsel (OVR 85)
- Saleh Al Shehri (OVR 84)
- Aymeric Laporte (OVR 89)
- Olivier Giroud (OVR 87)
- Yuto Nagatomo (OVR 86)
SBC and Objectives Players
As well as the main side coming to packs, the following players have been released during the event:
- World Cup Showdown Brenden Aaronson (OVR 86) & Steven Bergwijn (OVR 86)
- World Cup Showdown Hakim Ziyech (OVR 86) & Ferran Torres (OVR 86)
Most of the leaks have proved correct, with many being included in the initial World Cup Stories squad.
Now we just have to wait and see if the remaining cards come in subsequent SBCs and possibly Objectives!
The following players have had their World Cup Stories cards leaked:
- Angel Di Maria (OVR 90)
- Joao Felix (OVR 88)
- Pedri (OVR 88)
- Granit Xhaka (OVR 87)