The 2022 FIFA World Cup has now concluded, leaving a void in many lives, but also marking a momentous occasion and an incredible spectacle for fans of the beautiful game. The epic World Cup final on December 18th had all the elements to make it a memorable occasion, with the world’s best competing for the biggest prize in international football. The match itself was an exciting affair and it was an experience that neutrals around the world will never forget, as they witnessed something they thought they never would – Lionel Messi lifting the iconic, gleaming gold trophy and becoming a world champion. It was a moment of unparalleled joy and pride, and one that will live long in the memory of all who watched.
His performances during the last month in Qatar — especially in the final, where he scored two magnificent goals that sealed the victory — have ensured that he will forever be remembered as the greatest footballer of all time. But now that the tournament is over, it can be difficult to continue the excitement. However, you need not worry, as the FIFA World Cup is still fully playable on FIFA 23, and here are three objectives that you should strive to complete as soon as possible. Whether you are a new player or an experienced one, these objectives will help you recreate some of the thrilling moments of the tournament and make the most out of your FIFA 23 experience.
The first objective is to recreate the atmosphere of the final match, by playing out a match with the exact same teams and settings.
The second objective is to try and emulate the incredible performance he had during Qatar and see if you can achieve the same results.
Finally, the third objective is to build a team of the best players from the tournament, and take them on a journey to become the next champions!
Let’s start off by taking a look at the first, winning the world cup.
1 – Win the online FIFA World Cup
One could say the birth of modern eSports began when Nenad Stojkovic lifted the FIFA Interactive World Cup back in 2010. This significant event marked the beginning of an entire industry that has grown exponentially over the last 12 years, with no signs of slowing down. In fact, it is estimated that eSports in the next decade will continue to expand at an even more rapid rate due to the increasing popularity of video games and the growing interest in competitive gaming. As more and more people join the eSports community, the opportunities to compete and win have also grown.
One such opportunity is the FIFA 23 Online World Cup, which allows gamers to test their skills and try to replicate Nenad’s success by lifting the Online World Cup themselves. While the prize money may not be as large as the one Nenad received, the feeling of national pride that comes with the achievement is invaluable.
With the eSports industry continuing to grow, there is no doubt that more and more aspiring gamers will have the opportunity to make a name for themselves in the world of competitive gaming.
2 – Get Qatar out of the Group Stages
The World Cup is always a thrilling event, and the host nation’s performance can have a big impact on how the tournament is remembered. Russia’s remarkable run in 2018 was an unexpected success story, as the lowest-ranked nation made it all the way to the semifinals before losing on penalties. It was a truly stunning performance, and one that was remembered for years afterwards.
Meanwhile, in 2002, South Korea’s extraordinary journey to the semifinals captured the imagination of the entire world. Despite being considered underdogs, they managed to pull off a series of incredible upsets and made it to the last four – a feat that was celebrated by millions around the world. Such is the power of the World Cup, and the impact that the host nation’s performance can have.
This time around, Qatar performed exactly as many thought they would. They lost all three games in Group A and were officially the worst-performing nation at their own World Cup. Can you change that in the FIFA 23 World Cup DLC, and give the home faithful something to shout about?
3 – Forget Messi, we’re team Ronaldo
While Lionel Messi was etching his name into immortality, Cristiano Ronaldo was falling off a cliff. CR7 made headlines on the eve of the tournament when his shocking interview with Piers Morgan aired.
Then, once the tournament got underway, the former Real Madrid star, who had once been hailed as one of the best players in the world, looked like a shadow of his former self. His performances on the pitch were a far cry from the incredible displays he had been known for. Indeed, he was dropped for the second-round tie against Switzerland – a match that his nation won 6-1 without him in the starting lineup, a result that was perhaps a sign of the lack of confidence his manager had in him.
Then, his side bowed out at the hands of underdogs Morocco in the quarterfinals, losing to a team that was not expected to go so far in the tournament, a result that will likely haunt him for years to come.
Can you rewrite history and ensure that it is Ronaldo who bows out on top, rather than Messi, and lead the Navegadores to a maiden FIFA World Cup Trophy?