Squad Foundations are back in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, designed to fill the dead space between promotions. Here’s everything you need to know about the EFL Championship Squad Foundations and how they work.
There’s no doubt that promotions are one of the key features that keep millions of fans engaged with FIFA 22. Knowing that Numbers Up or Rulebreaker cards are in packs gives players something to work towards.
But sometimes, there has to be a little break in between promotions. Partly to not oversaturate the game with overpowered cards, and also to give the market some time to bounce back after thousands of packs are opened.
In previous years, these lulls have been a cue for some players to take a break and wait for the next batch of content. This year, EA is using Squad Foundations to fill the time, and the EFL Championship is the next league to be given that treatment.
What are FIFA 22 Squad Foundations?
Squad Foundations are SBCs and Milestone objectives that reward fans with special upgraded versions of players from leagues outside of the usual big five.
So far, EA has given players from the Dutch Eredivisie and the Portuguese Liga NOS massive upgrades.
They give FUT fans something to grind and work towards in the downtime between big promotions. The objectives and SBCs are live for multiple months to give players time to complete as many as they want.
The cards earned are a great way to shake up your squad and work in players and leagues that wouldn’t have fit the meta before.
FIFA 22 EFL Championship Squad Foundations objectives
After a handful of football clubs’ official Twitter accounts, the English Championship is the next Squad Foundations league.
Reading, Fulham, and Nottingham Forest all confirmed that one of their stars would be getting an objective player in FUT at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.
Completing in-game objectives on specific game modes will unlock these extremely useful cards. Some will take a good amount of grinding to earn, but you have until Thursday, January 20, 2022, to do them all.
Check out the full list of objective players below as well as the tasks you need to complete.
- Max Lowe (Nottingham Forest)
- Score using EFL Championship players in 8 seperate Squad Battles matches. Min. Proffessional
- Ben Davies (Sheffield United)
- Score 6 volleys in Squad Battles. Min. Semi-Pro
- Ivan Richardo Cavaleiro (Fulham)
- Assist 8 goals with crosses using EFL Championship players in Squad Battles. Min. Proffessional
- Win 10 matches in Squad Battles or Rivals with min. 7 EFL Championship players in the starting XI. Min. Professional
- Josh Laurent (Reading)
- Score using EFL Championship players in 6 seperate Live FUT Friendly: Football Foundations matches with min. 7 EFL Championship players in your starting squad
- Assist four goals using EFL Championship players in the Live FUT Friendly: Football Foundations, with min. seven EFL Championship players in your starting squad
- Score six goals using English players in the Live FUT Friendly: Football Foundations, with min. seven EFL Championship players in your starting squad
- Win four matches in the Live FUT Friendly: Football Foundations, with min. seven EFL Championship players in your starting squad
FIFA 22 EFL Championship Squad Foundations SBCs
There aren’t just objectives for players to complete, there’s also a Tahith Chong SBC that looks like great value.
Clocking in at just 85,000 coins according to FUTBIN, the Birmingham City winger is following in the footsteps of David Neres to become one of the best impact subs on the game.
He is available to complete until Thursday, January 20, 2022, so there is plenty of time to build up your club first.
These are the full requirements for the Tahith Chong Squad Foundations SBC.
- Tahith Chong (Birmingham City)
- Netherlands Players: Min. 1
- TOTW Players: Min. 1
- Team Rating: Min. 85
- Team Chemistry: Min/ 60
That was everything you need to know about every EFL Championship Squad Foundations player and how to get your hands on them.
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FIFA 22 Team of the Group Stage: Release date & featured players
Ultimate Team players can now test out the new Team of the Group Stage promo. Here’s the release date and every player involved.
The group stage of Europe’s three major club competitions is coming to a close. Ultimate Team fans can expect to get their hands on the Team of the Group Stage promo. Here’s when you can expect to test these new items as well as every player in TOTGS.
This year, football fans have had the pleasure of watching three European club competitions as opposed to two. The newly created Conference League joined the likes of the UEFA Champions League, and Europa League. Each year, EA Sports celebrates the most dominant players amongst these European competitions through the Team of the Group Stage promotion.
The top performers across these three competitions are set to be honored in FIFA 22. With massive clubs involved, players can expect to get their hands on some excellent cards. Here’s when FIFA 22 Ultimate Team players can expect Team of the Group Stage as well as the players up for grabs.
- Team of the Group Stage release date
- Team of the Group Stage card design
- Team of the Group Stage items
Team of the Group Stage Ultimate Team release date
After receiving some incredibly useful cards through the Signature Signings promo, Ultimate Team players are eager to see what’s next. The last matchday of European club competitions is set to take place next week between December 6-8.
It turns out EA has decided to release the promo before the last matches are complete. They are wasting no time in getting new content to players across Ultimate Team.
December 3 is the date to mark on your calendar. On Friday, December 3 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT / 8 PM CEST, keep an eye out for the new promo.
FIFA 22 Team of the Group Stage card design
As with past TOTGS promos we’ve seen, the card design isn’t going to display significant differences from the RTTK promo. So far, we’ve seen the TOTGS through leaks. The one major difference is the direction of the line designs in the background.
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The RTTK cards all looked fantastic therefore EA probably won’t be changing much. The lime green of the Conference League certainly pops on screen.
Team of the Group Stage player items
The fact that there are three competitions to choose from this year and the same number of spots available means that some top performers have missed out. Competition is fierce this year and only the best of the best are showcased below.
Here are all of the players involved in Team of the Group Stage:
- Sébastien Haller (Ajax) *SBC*
- Victor Osimhen (Napoli) *Objective*
- Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
- Leroy Sané (Bayern Munich)
- Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG)
- João Cancelo (Manchester City)
- Marquinhos (PSG)
- Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)
- Federico Chiesa (Piemonte Calcio / Juventus)
- Andreas Christensen (Chelsea)
- Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid
- Tiago Djaló (LOSC Lille)
- Saïd Benrahma (West Ham)
- Erik Botheim (FK Bodø/Glimt)
That just about covers everything we know about TOTGS in Ultimate Team. Make sure to get a look at the team on December 3 and see how it compares to RTTK. Don’t forget, Ultimate Team players who log into the game between December 15 and January 14 will receive a free Next Generation card.
For more FIFA 22 news, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL.
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FIFA 22 Team of the Week: TOTW 10 & featured players
EA have announced another FIFA 22 Team of the Week. We’ve got everything you need to know, as well as the full FIFA 22 TOTW 10 lineup.
It’s time for another FIFA 22 Team of the Week. In FIFA 22 TOTW 10, there are some huge names for people to add to their teams and we’ve got all the details listed for you.
Ultimate Team remains the most popular mode in the FIFA series. One of the many reasons for this is incorporating real-world football into its addictive gameplay loop through special cards, such as Icons or the new FUT Heroes.
One of the mode’s oldest promotions is ‘Team of the Week’, which offers players a weekly batch of upgraded cards, based on player performances the previous week, to help build out their squads.
We’ll be updating this hub with the latest FIFA 22 TOTW news, so be sure to check back here every week. Here are the full updates for FIFA 22’s Team of the Week 10.
FIFA 22 FUT TOTW 10
The FIFA 22 TOTW 10 is here, and it’s full of big names from across the world. For those who like to try out new cards and have the funds to do so, FIFA’s TOTW is great.
Check out the full squad for the FIFA 22 TOTW 10 here.
What are TOTW cards in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team?
Team of the Week items are special cards that boost stats based on that player’s performance in the previous week of real-world games. Any player awarded an in-form will see both their ratings and in-game stats get a permanent increase.
Every week, EA unveils a 23-man squad of the stars who had the best games in the previous domestic or international fixtures round. They could be awarded for a last-minute winner in a big game or a heroic performance from a goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet.
Each TOTW is available in packs for an entire week until it is replaced by the next squad on the following Wednesday. Player’s can not receive an in-form two weeks in a row.
While an in-form card is in packs, it replaces the base version of that player. The normal card will return to packs when that TOTW is over.
FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Featured TOTW
In FIFA 22, EA has addressed fans’ complaints that TOTW items are often quickly rendered useless by the other promotional cards added to the game throughout the year.
Every week, one player will receive a special Featured TOTW card. These players will receive a larger boost than the rest of the squad in an attempt to make them more desirable to those building their teams.
To qualify for this additional stat-boost, the player must have a base card that is under 80-rated and not have any other performance-based card in packs – such as a Ones to Watch.
When is the TOTW released?
Historically, EA announces the latest TOTW every Wednesday so that any Monday night games can be considered.
No specific time has been set for when the team will be announced. However, so far, they have tended to surface at around 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 4 PM BST. We’ll update this post with an exact schedule as and when it is available.
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FIFA 22 streamer Castro banned for Ultimate Team “coin distribution” live on Twitch
Popular FIFA YouTuber and streamer Castro was recently permabanned from the FIFA 22 Ultimate Team transfer market.
Castro is one of the FIFA community’s biggest and most popular streamers, and he was banned live on Twitch from using FIFA 22 Ultimate Team’s transfer market.
Ultimate Team is pretty much the lifeblood of EA’s FIFA franchise as it rakes in billions each year. It’s helped by the fact the game’s most popular content creators advertise the game so well and pump lots of money into FIFA Points – the game’s microtransaction currency.
Edwin Castro AKA Castro_1021 has been one of the game’s main streamers and content creators for years now. So it was a huge shock to many when he was unceremoniously booted from FIFA 22 Ultimate Team’s transfer market – permanently.
During a typical live stream on Twitch, Castro was having an issue with EA’s servers as he was searching for players in Ultimate Team.
Suddenly, a prompt appeared on his screen saying “Account At Risk” and EA had apparently noticed that his account was “recently involved in FUT Coin distribution” and subsequently banned him from the game mode’s transfer market.
Ultimate Team’s transfer market is a crucial aspect of the game, and, especially for a high-profile streamer like Castro, will have a damaging effect on his content creation.
“The day before Team of the Group Stage, and I just dropped like 300K FIFA Points on Black Friday, and you think I’m coin distributing?!” Castro angrily shouted for his viewers.
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This imposed ban will prevent the player from buying or selling any players on the FIFA Ultimate Team market. Meaning he can’t sell any exciting, valuable pack pulls or buy the game’s latest and greatest cards.
Castro doesn’t believe he’s done anything wrong, and it’s likely he will appeal against the decision. The streamer is one of the most well-liked in FIFA, and it’s likely that his ban will be overturned.
If you’re interested in more cool FIFA content, then take a look at how to claim a free FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Twitch Prime Gaming pack.
Image Credit: EA / Castro / Twitch
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