FIFA 21's FUT Birthday Promo is officially underway, and Team 2 will be arriving on Friday, April 2. With a decent set of players in Team 1, players are eagerly waiting to see who will be in Team 2, and speculations are flying.
Here are five of the players we'd most want to see in FUT Birthday Team 2.
1. Silas Wamangituka
A new popular player in FIFA, Silas Wamangituka has made a splash in the Bundesliga for VfB Stuttgart. He currently has a TOTW and Silver Stars card in FIFA 21, each with five-star skill-moves. A massive boost to an 88+ rated card with four or five-star weak foot would make for an insane Bundesliga attacker and one that we haven't seen in FIFA before since Wamangituka is a fresh face in the game.
2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Scientists say that goats live for an average of 15-18 years. FIFA players would argue that they know a goat who has lived much longer than that, and is still showing his process beyond the 12th anniversary of FUT, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Zlatan is always in the running for an amazing FUT special card each year, and besides his 85-rated inform, Zlatan's FUT 21 cycle has been quiet. Could we see an upgraded Ibrahimovic with five-star skills and weak-foot? It's not too unlikely for EA to drop that powerful of a card. Unless he comes in SBC form instead, we can only wait to see if Zlatan secures a FUT Birthday card in Team 2.
3. Jesse Lingard
Lingard has been lighting it up in midfield for West Ham United since his departure from Manchester United in January. Now in the running for the next Premier League POTM, a FUT Birthday item would be very cool for Lingard fans of old if he doesn't secure the award. Already at four-star skills, a boost to a five-star weak-foot would make for a fantastic CAM in the Premier League, and a memoir of the days of "wonderkid" status for young Jesse at Old Trafford. He would be able to make life miserable on either foot for defenders inside the box and have enough playmaking ability to set up some of the best attackers for easy runs. A fun and usable card it would definitely be!
4. Luka Modric
Luka Modric has been a consistent maestro in midfield for both club and country for the large part of EA SPORTS FIFA's history, and he has been rewarded with some amazing cards in the past. Now celebrating FUT Birthday, imagine a five-star skilled Luka Modric in midfield, say 93 rated. Paired alongside the Flashback Toni Kroos, that would make for a talented box-to-box midfield. He would have plenty of linking options, is a FIFA legend, and it would be a player we don't see get that many special cards that aren't performance-based.
5. Kazuyoshi Miura
It may sound crazy, and many may say that he wouldn't be Meta enough, but just imagine, a five star-skill move and four or five-star weak-foot, high-low work rates, Kazu. Yes he plays in the Japanese division, and yes he has almost zero linkable players to put around him that aren't icons.
But to be a professional football player who's been playing since 1986, and is older than EA Sports itself, that would be. fun card. He can be any rating, it doesn't matter. It won't hurt anyone making Miura 88+ rated and usable, it will just add fun and more variety to a game dominated by the same teams with same Meta players surrounded by a bunch of Icons from Icon Player Packs. How about using those icons from your Icon Packs to fit in players that otherwise couldn't fit into your stating eleven, but would be fun to try for a weekend league run.
Kazu is 54 years old, if that isn't celebratory during FUT Birthday, where player performance can go out the window, then what is?