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EA Sports introduces FIFA 23 World Cup Icons Team 1 with legendary cards of Ronaldo, Zidane, and more

FIFA 23 has released an amazing promo to celebrate legends of the game (Images via EA Sports)
FIFA 23 has released an amazing promo to celebrate legends of the game (Images via EA Sports)

EA Sports has added Zidane and Ronaldo to the World Cup Icons Team 1 in FIFA 23. This is a massive promo, as the community expected nothing of this magnitude. The developers have also made a post about this development on Twitter.

The unique cards of Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo Nazario look stunning, but there are other great additions as well. 12 World Cup Icons have been released as part of Team 1 and are expected to be in high demand.


Ronaldo and Zidane's World Cup Icons Team 1 cards in FIFA 23 could be the best release so far

Many expected the World Cup Icons to arrive in FIFA 23 once the promo went live. Though it has taken two weeks, the cards are finally here. Gamers can now add 12 special player items to their Ultimate Team squad, which includes top names like Zidane and Ronaldo.

Legendary performers who cemented their places in history πŸ‘‘ The first release of FIFA World Cup ICONs are live now in #FUT in #FIFA23 πŸ™ŒFind out more: x.ea.com/75754 https://t.co/UE0Jspa7LK

Complete list of FIFA 23 World Cup Icons cards

  • Hernan Crespo ST 89
  • Emmanuel Petit CDM 89
  • Miroslav Klose ST 90
  • Didier Drogba ST 90
  • Michael Laudrup CAM 90
  • Emilio Butragueno ST 91
  • Bobby Moore CB 91
  • Luis Figo RW 91
  • Eusebio CF 92
  • Johan Cruyff CF 92
  • Zinedine Zidane CAM 95
  • Ronaldo ST 95

While the elite duo of Ronaldo and Zidane have been awarded the highest overalls, many FIFA 23 gamers will feel that's justified. The two cards have excellent stats and could be among the costliest in the FUT market.

What's impressive about the team 1 release is that all the cards are highly viable. This is why they'll make great additions to the squad. While Ronaldo and Zidane might have the highest requirements, cards like that of Klose and Crespo can also be very useful.

Aside from stats, all these Icons will inspire nostalgia and also present an excellent opportunity for FIFA 23 players who want to play as their favorite footballers on the virtual field. It remains to be seen how frequently gamers can obtain these cards.

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In addition to the promo packs, Robin Van Persie's Icon card can also be acquired by completing his SBC. It will take about 300,000 FUT coins' worth of fodder to accomplish all six tasks and add him to the Ultimate Team squad.


Promos usually deal with active footballers' unique cards, and enhanced versions of them are added to the Ultimate Team. This year's title has already seen the inclusion of two new promos on the occasion of the FIFA World Cup, taking place in Qatar. With the release of the first team of the World Cup Icons, gamers can now get special player items from packs.

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Edited by Soumyadyuti Ghosh
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