FIFA 23: World Cup Showdown SBCs Upgrades

The current World Cup features some very exciting fixtures. These are also part of FIFA 23 Ultimate Team. EA implements them into the game as different World Cup Showdown SBCs. We show you what these really are and what you can expect!

World Cup Showdown SBCs
The World Cup Showdown SBCs are coming! | © EarlyGame / EA Sports

The best and most exciting duels of the current World Cup will be further fueled with Showdown SBCs in FIFA 23. These matches will feature some of the best players in the world and even World Cup Phenoms. But what are these cards actually good for?

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FIFA 23 WC Showdown SBCs – How They Work!

Over the period of the World Cup, we will see quite a bit of content. For example, the new World Cup Showdown SBCs. One player of each nation will be selected and gets a Squad Building Challenge in FIFA 23. These SBCs will be available until the kick-off of their matches at the latest. But why should you complete them?

WC Showdown SBC Upgrades

Besides the usual upgrades that Showdown players get, they can also collect other boosts. The player from the winning nation will get an OVR upgrade of +2. If a match ends in a draw, both players will get a +1 upgrade and the player who loses will simply keep the rating of the initial SBC.

So when deciding whether you should complete an SBC, the national team's chances of winning play a crucial role. The last one was Croatia vs. Belgium or Mateo Kovacic vs. Leandro Trossard.

WC Showdown SBCs – These Are All The Cards!

Here, we've listed all the WC Showdown SBC cards for you. The players whose ratings are marked with a * have already received their win upgrade. While the Netherlands beat Senegal 2:0 and Portugal won 2:0 against Uruguay, there was no winner between Croatia and Belgium. The 0:0 means the end for Belgiums World Cup dreams and further Path to Glory upgrades.




Abdou Diallo85Senegalvs.Davy Klaassen



William Carvalho87*Portugalvs.José María Giménez85Uruguay
Mateo Kovacic86*


vs.Leandro Trossard86*Belgium

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