FIFA 21, new icon cards for FUT mode?

FIFA 21, new icon cards for FUT mode?

While King Eric Cantona has been announced on FIFA 21, we are talking here about the possibility of seeing new icon cards for FUT mode. The most popular mode of EA's football franchise will of course be back and icon cards will once again have a big impact on the game. Indeed, EA has announced that 100 different icons will be present in FIFA 21, approximately 10 more than on FIFA 20. Therefore, here are some of our predictions around these new cards that will accompany the arrival of the King.

As a reminder, the new opus of the football franchise will succeed FIFA 20 on October 9 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game will also be available on PS5 and Xbox Series X later this year.

Announcing the New Icon Card List

EA has its list of new icon cards for FIFA 21 on Monday, August 10. You can find all the information on our dedicated article.

The Magician ✊!

Petr Cech, Icon in #FUT21 🔥!

👀 See you Monday for the full announcement of the new icons in #FIFA21… ➡

— EA FIFA France (@EA_FIFA_France) August 8, 2020

Predictions on the new FIFA 21 Icon Cards

If the arrival of Eric Cantona as an Icon card is one of the novelties of FIFA 21 FUT mode, the former King of Manchester United will probably not be the only legend to find a place in the game's roster. Thus, we have thought about which players could get an icon card.

A new French wave?

For the 2020 edition, the arrival of Zinédine Zidane (formerly signed with PES) had led EA to add a whole group of former French stars. If the majority of players deserve their place, we could have thought of stars like Fabien Barthez, Lilian Thuram or Didier Deschamps. Who knows, maybe FIFA 21 will once again have a very large roster of French football legends, this time with a few new names…

Obvious superstars

If we take all the icon cards of FIFA 20, the squad generally only includes great players. Nevertheless, many superstars have been forgotten by EA, leaving room for new ones every year. Here we list a few names that seem too important to us not to appear sooner or later as new icon cards in FUT mode.

  • Franz Beckenbauer
  • Gabriel Batistuta
  • Alfredo Di Stefano
  • Cafu
  • Davor Suker
  • Ferenc Puskas
  • Francesco Totti
  • Edgar Davids
  • George Weah
  • Samuel Eto'o

More diversity in the nations seems to us to be the objective of EA in the future list, which is why we hope to see players from the African continent but also from Eastern Europe. Note that PES 2021 also honors former stars including David Beckham and Oliver Khan, leaving these two legends little chance of appearing on FIFA 21…

So much for our predictions for the new icon cards for the new FIFA 21 FUT mode. This article will be updated based on future announcements made by EA.

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