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FIFA 21 David Beckham ICON cards might be most expensive yet

Published: 19/Nov/2020 21:49

by Marco Rizzo

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EA Sports has finally announced the much-anticipated ICON versions of David Beckham to FIFA 21. However, it seems that the timing of his addition to the game has raised a few questions.

David Beckham needs no introductions, the midfielder played for some of the biggest clubs in the world: Manchester United, AC Milan, Real Madrid, PSG, and…the LA Galaxy.

The 100 ICON cards currently in FIFA 21 will see another legendary player join their ranks after the expiration of Beckham’s exclusivity deal with Konami.

Now a part-owner of Inter Miami, he will finally join the pantheon of iconic players on the biggest football game in the world on the 4th of December.

What will this mean for the market?

Back in late September, EA confirmed that ICONs will be implemented differently from previous versions of the game, with the four versions of each card being exclusively available in packs for specific windows of time.

The Base versions of ICON cards will be removed from packs starting in mid-December, meaning Base David Beckham will only be available for a couple of weeks.

The popularity of the player in the FIFA player base, combined with the hype created by EA Sports, is sure to create high demand for his new card.

The short availability will surely result in one of the most expensive cards the game has seen thus far.

ICONs FIFA 21
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EA Sports has changed how ICONs will be introduced.

Now the community questions how this situation is going to be tackled by EA.

More specifically, users are wondering if the developers will introduce the Base David Beckham as an SBC after removing the card from packs, allowing for more players to get their hands on one of the most popular footballers of all time.

For the moment, EA has not commented on whether Base ICON David Beckham is going to be available for longer in packs or if this is the only period we will see the card available.

As always, stay tuned to @FUTWatch on Twitter for all the latest updates, guides, and news on FIFA 21 and Ultimate Team.

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FIFA 21 Team of the Week 9 live: release time, TOTW leaks, predictions

Published: 25/Nov/2020 7:02

by Isaac McIntyre

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The next FIFA 21 Team of the Week, TOTW 9, is now on its way in Ultimate Team ⁠— here’s everything we know about the new upgraded team so far, including any EA SPORTS leaks, the promo’s release time, and more.

Last week’s TOTW, the eighth in FIFA 21, was undoubtedly the best we’ve seen yet, so it’s going to be a tough ask for Team of the Week 9 to go one better.

There’s a good chance it could come close, however, is a huge stack of international stars in line for IF cards, including Cristiano Ronaldo, cover star Erling Haaland, and Romeulu Lukaku. Zlatan Ibrahimovic ⁠— who is planning to sue EA over his rights ⁠— could be included too.

Forwards weren’t the only stars to shine this week either. Tottenham shot-stopper Hugo Lloris and Everton’s Lucas Digne could get in-form cards, while Monaco centerpiece Cesc Fabregas pulled the strings in a 3-2 win over PSG.

Here’s everything we know about the mid-week promo so far, including when the newest Team of the Week lineup will drop in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, possible in-form card leaks, and Dexerto’s weekly TOTW predictions.

Cristiano Ronaldo could get his first FIFA 21 in-form in TOTW 9.
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Cristiano Ronaldo could get his first FIFA 21 in-form in TOTW 9.

Team of the Week 9 start time

On November 25, FIFA publishers EA SPORTS will release the ninth batch of Team of the Week cards for this year. The TOTW 9 promo will begin at 6pm (UK time), as per usual.

That means 6pm BST, 12pm CT, 1pm EST, 3am AEST for those around the world.

These boosted TOTW 9 player upgrades will be announced at the same time as they drop in-game. Keep your eyes peeled on our official Twitter account — we always make sure to share the new FIFA 21 team as soon as it’s live.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 9 leaks

So far, EA SPORTS hasn’t let any early Team of the Week 9 cards slip ⁠— after TOTW 7, when they accidentally shipped 11 upgraded cards early, they’re likely playing it extra safe.

If any leaks drop ahead of the official TOTW 9 reveal, we’ll keep you updated.

Hugo Lloris was immense in Tottenham's 2-0 win over City last weekend.
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Hugo Lloris was immense in Tottenham’s 2-0 win over City last weekend.

Our FIFA 21 TOTW 9 predictions

While you wait, make sure you check out Dexerto’s TOTW 9 predictions. We’ve compiled a list of all the players that could get those IF cards this week; let’s see if you agree with our tips.

Here’s our list of predictions. Once the official team has been released, you’ll be able to see how many we guessed correctly:

  • Hugo Lloris – Tottenham Hotspur
  • Anthony Lopes – Lyon
  • Conrado – Lechia Gdańsk
  • Lucas Digne – Everton
  • Marcos Senesi – Feyernoord
  • Aleksandar Dragovic – Bayer Leverkusen
  • Jules Kounde – Sevilla
  • Atiba Hutchinson – Beşiktaş
  • David Brooks – AFC Bournemouth
  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan – AS Roma
  • Yannick Carrasco – Aletico Madrid
  • Diego Perotti – Fenerbahçe
  • Cesc Fabrega – AS Monaco
  • Rodrigo De Paul – Udinese
  • Yusuf Yazici – Lille
  • Zakaria Labyad – Ajax
  • Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic – AC Milan
  • Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventu
  • Romelu Lukaku – Inter Milan
  • Andy Delort – Montpellier 
  • Jean-Phillipe Mateta – Mainz
  • Danny Johnson – Leyton Orient

So, there you have it ⁠— Dexerto’s full list of predictions for Team of the Week 9. Once we have our hands on the confirmed list of upgrades, we’ll be sure to add them to this article and let you know. Until then, enjoy a few games of FIFA!