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FIFA 19: 7 players who absolutely deserve massive upgrades in this year’s game

These lot have had a World Cup to remember

The World Cup has been full of highs and lows.

Some players have had tournaments to remember, others will want to banish their performances from their minds.

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We’ve already discussed the players at risk of a downgrade post World Cup, but what about the stars who shone brightest?

Here we’ve picked seven players who, without question, should see a bump in their ratings come FIFA 19.

Let’s kick off with England’s star man.

Kieran Trippier



England’s best player and one of three Englishmen ever to score in a World Cup semi-final.

That incredible free kick against Croatia will certainly cause his score to climb substantially in that area.

His dribbling and pace will get a boost, too – given how much of a threat he was down the flanks.

An overall of 70 is also far too low. We’ll see a huge improvement in this year’s game.

Harry Kane


Kane may have been muted against Croatia, but the Spurs forward had a sublime tournament.

When he wasn’t firing in goals, he held the ball up well and created space for others.

We’ll see his shooting climb this year and boosts in his attacking prowess. His physical score will climb to reflect his ability to hold up the ball.

Luka Modric


Took a while to get going against England but then fired on all cylinders – and was instrumental in their win.

If Croatia win the World Cup, this man has a lot to do with it.

Passing just has to be in the 90s in FIFA 19 – while his dribbling is second to none.

Benjamin Pavard


the 22-year-old wasn’t even meant to start for France but has been one of the stars of the tournament so far.

Powerful, aggressive and great with the ball at his feet, the future’s bright for Stuttgart defender.

Diego Godin


One of, if not, the best defender at the World Cup.

Say no more.

John Stones


The Manchester City man had the tournament of his life for England – with two goals to his name.

His shooting will climb as a result while his physicality will get a bump to reflect his threat in the air.

If he can keep up his World Cup form, we could be looking at real star in the Prem this season.

Kylian Mbappe 


Probably the player of the tournament – setting himself up to become the next Lionel Messi / Cristiano Ronaldo once they retire.

Plays like the Brazilian Ronaldo used to and can win the World Cup on Sunday.