The new week of Festival of Football rewards have arrived in FIFA 21 alongside a host of other goodies.
FOF Path to Glory recap
With the UEFA Euro 2020 Group and 2021 Copa America stages well underway, Thursday has also come and gone which means that it’s time for another weekly update on FIFA 21’s Ultimate Team, Squad Building Challenges, and the currently ongoing Festival of Futball Path to Glory live items event.
First up, we have the update for the Path to Glory players and their progress towards those huge stat upgrades. The Path to Glory live items are players that were selected to represent their national team at least once in their respective careers, including the youth and senior men’s teams. From June 11 to July 16, as the UEFA Euro 2020 and 2021 Copa America are both in progress, each of these player cards can be upgraded based on their national team’s wins. The upgrade format is as follows:
- 3 wins for a +2 OVR Upgrade
- 4 wins for a +1 OVR Upgrade
- 5 wins for a +1 OVR Upgrade
- 6 wins for a 5*/5* Weak Foot/Skill Moves Upgrade
The following player cards are on track for an upgrade based on the tournament results so far:
- Marco Verratti (Italy, CM) – with Italy winning their first two games against Turkey and Switzerland, the Marco Verrati Path to Glory player is just one win away from its first +2 OVR Upgrade.
- Antoine Griezmann (France, ST) – France won its first game against Germany last Wednesday, which gives the Antoine Griezmann Path to Glory player its first point.
- Kai Havertz (Germany, ST) – Germany’s first game was also against France, meaning that the Kai Havertz Path to Glory player has not earned any points towards upgrades as of yet.
- Phil Foden (England, CAM) – England won its first game against Croatia last Sunday, which gives the Phil Foden Path to Glory player its first point.
- Fernando Llorente (Spain, RB) – Spain’s first match against Sweden ended scoreless, which unfortunately does not count as a win. At the moment, the Marcos Llorente Path to Glory player has no wins.
- Diogo Jota (Portugal, RW) – Portugal won its first match against Hungary, giving the Diogo Jota Path to Glory player its first point.
- Yusuf Yazıcı (Turkey, ST) – Turkey lost both of its games against Italy and Wales, meaning that the Yusuf Yazıcı Path to Glory player has not yet earned any wins towards upgrades.
- Serge Gnabry (Germany, LM) – Germany fell short in its match against France, which means that the Gnabry Path to Glory player has not yet earned any points.
- Denis Zakaria (Switzerland, CDM) – Switzerland’s first game against Wales ended in a 1-1 draw, while their match against Italy was a loss; this gives the Denis Zakaria Path to Glory player no points towards upgrades.
- Matthijs de Ligt (Netherlands, CB) – Netherlands won its first two games against Ukraine and Austria, giving the Matthijs de Ligt Path to Glory player two wins and one more close to its first Upgrade.
- Christian Eriksen (Denmark, CAM) – Denmark’s first game was nothing short of shocking following the cardiac arrest of attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen, who was resuscitated with CPR and a defibrillator on the pitch and. The match was played – and ultimately lost – against Finland, and an Eriksen-less Denmark also lost against Belgium. The player received an implantable cardioverter defibrillator before getting discharged from the hospital, meaning that he won’t appear on the field for the remainder of the competition, though the Christian Eriksen Path to Glory player could conceivably still receive an upgrade should Denmark find a way to progress to the knockout stages of Euro 2020.
- Thorgan Hazard (Belgium, CF) – Belgium enjoyed two straight victories against Russia and Denmark, putting the Thorgan Hazard Path to Glory player just one more win away from its first Upgrade.
- Aleksandr Golovin (Russia, RM) – Russia lost its first game to Belgium but redeemed themselves against Finland, giving the Aleksandr Golovin Path to Glory player one point.
- Alessandro Florenzi (Italy, CDM) – Italy won its first two games, giving the Alessandro Florenzi Path to Glory player two wins towards its first Upgrade.
- Florian Wirtz (Germany, CAM) – Germany lost its first game against France, meaning that the Florian Wirtz Path to Glory player has no points yet.
- Davinson Sanchez (Colombia, CB) – Colombia won its first match against Ecuador, but drew against Venezuela, which gives the Davinson Sanchez Path to Glory player just one point.
- Vinícius Júnior (Brazil, LW) – like Italy in the Euros, Brazil also dominated their first two games, against Venezuela and Peru respectively, putting the Carlos Vinicius Path to Glory player just one more win away from its first +2 OVR Upgrade.
- Marcos Acuña (Argentina, CM) – Argentina’s first game against Chile ended in a 1-1 draw, which means that the Marcos Acuña Path to Glory player has not yet earned any wins.
FUT Champions Rewards
As with the other weeks before, Thursday marks the distribution of the weekly Champions Rewards. You can check out the full list of rewards, as well as the top player weeks for Week 34 here. Ranks 1 to 200 are given special player rewards including player picks of four packs, each containing Team of the Season (TOTS) items.
Throwback Marquee Matchups SBC
The second round of Throwback Marquee Matchups is also starting this week, and players have one week ahead of them to try and complete this special set of Squad Building Challenges. The four squads players will have to complete are:
- Belgium vs. Japan
- Croatia vs. Denmark
- Uruguay vs. Portugal
- Colombia vs. England
Completing all four will give you a mega pack as a reward. You can check FUTBIN to find the cheapest solution to all four SBCs and net yourself those goodies.