The first Ultimate Team icon card with two different nationalities can now arrive with FIFA 22, and the FIFA editor will likely add a new batch of legendary players to its growing list of icons in fan-favorite ‘Ultimate Team’ mode.
One of the latest ‘leaks’ suggests that Manchester United hero Park Ji-sung and Dutch icon Wesley Sneijder will be among the nine new icons coming to FIFA 22, and now Twitter user FUTZone has tweeted an image showing the Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano with three different cards of Ultimate Team icons.
However, in the lowest and highest-rated versions of his cards, the legendary Argentine-born ex-player represents Argentina.
The low-ranked version has an overall rating of 90 and is a left striker, while Di Stefano’s highest-ranked board has a whopping 96 rating and is a center striker. But Di Stefano’s middle card is a 93-point striker with Spain’s red and yellow stripes. FUTZone wrote in his tweet: “Possibly the first icon to have [duas] nations [sic] in a FIFA game.”
— FUTZone | #FIFA22 News (@FUTZONECENTRAL) June 30, 2021
Thus, FIFA 22 could now become the first version of EA Sports’ long-standing franchise to feature an Ultimate Team ‘Icon’ with two different nationalities, according to reports.
EA Sports’ successor to the popular FIFA 21 has not been officially announced, but FIFA 22 content has leaked online through the private beta. In the meantime, fans of the FIFA franchise can wait to see more about the upcoming title at the EA Play Live event, which takes place on July 22nd at 6pm BST.
FIFA 22 online career mode: 8 things we want to see in FIFA 22 Di Stefano left Colombia’s Millonarios in 1953 and moved to Spain, where he would eventually sign for Madrid in the middle of a tight transfer dispute with Barcelona. The two-time Ballon d’Or has won eight top Spanish league titles and five incredible European Cups during his remarkable career as a player in Madrid.
Di Stefano, who died in 2014 at the age of 88, represented Argentina, Colombia and Spain on the international scene. According to FUT Watch, new FIFA 22 teams and leagues have been added to the current FIFA 21 code. And meanwhile a new batch of potential icons for the next FIFA title has emerged, which includes names like Cafu, Antonio Di Natale and Tim Cahill, presents himself with the following list of aces:
- abedi skin
- Antonio di Natale
- Jerzy Dudek
- Ivan Cordoba
- Joe Cole
- Robbie Keane
- Tim Cahill
- Aleksandr Mostovoi
- Fernando Cavenaghi
FIFA 22 is expected to be released in September or early October, according to reports. The next version of the EA Sports series will likely arrive for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia.