European football is back under the spotlight, as the Road to the Final promotion returns to FIFA. It's a follow on from the Road to the Knockouts that featured earlier in the FIFA 22 calendar, but this time all eyes are on the knockout stages as teams in all three major European competitions aim to make it to the final.
A squad comprised of players from the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Conference League has arrived in Ultimate Team, with the promise of some huge upgrades as each side vies for the title.
Here is everything that you need to know.
Sunday, February 20th (6pm)
The Team 1 squad has increased further with the arrival of a four-man mini-release.
A 91-rated Riyad Mahrez is the standout pick from the release, which also includes an 86-rated Emre Can, an 85 OVR Dominik Szoboszlai and an 84-rated Jason Denayer.
Friday, February 18th (6pm)
Team 1 of the Road to the Final promotion has landed in FIFA 22's Ultimate Team.
Sadio Mane, Jamie Vardy and Gareth Bale are amongst the standout picks in a squad that features the biggest and best players from the three primary European competitions.
You can view the squad in full below.
RTTF Team 1 Tracker
So how are the Team 1 players faring in their quest for upgrades? Let's take a look:
|Player||OVR||Games Played||Aggregate Score|
|Sadio Mane||92||1||(W) 2-0|
|Riyad Mahrez||91||1||(W) 5-0|
|Gareth Bale||89||1||(L) 1-0|
|Alexis Sanchez||88||1||(L) 2-0|
|Corentin Tolisso||88||1||(D) 1-1|
|Josep Ilicic||88||1||(W) 2-1|
|Alejandro Gomez||87||1||(W) 3-1|
|Hirving Lozano||87||1||(D) 1-1|
|Ansu Fati||87||1||(D) 1-1|
|Emre Can||86||1||(L) 4-2|
|Dominik Szoboszlai||85||1||(D) 2-2|
|Jamie Vardy||90||0||(W) 4-1|
|Alvin Kamara||85||1||(W) 3-1|
RTTF Release Date
The Road to the Finals got underway at 6pm BST on Friday, February 18th, as Team 1 arrived in packs.
At present, there is no indication of a Team 2 squad being added, which means this is likely to be a one-week promotion, which will come to an end on Friday, February 25th.
RTTF - How Does It Work?
The Road to the Finals is a performance-based promotion similar to the Ones to Watch promo, whereby players can see their ratings upgraded if they perform well on the pitch.
Each player begins with an upgrade at the start of the event, usually one rating higher than their base card. From there, the player receives a further upgrade each time their team progresses to the next stage of their respective competitions.
For instance, should Sadio Mane and Liverpool progress past Inter Milan and into the quarter finals, then the Senegalese forward will jump to a 93 OVR. Victory in the quarters would see Mane up to a 94 OVR and so on.
A player can be upgraded a maximum of five times, for progressing through each of the four knockout rounds before winning the final.
You can find out more about the Road to the Finals and how it works by heading to our friends at RealSport, where they have broken it down even further.
RTTF SBCs & Objectives
As always, there will be further players to arrive in the promotion via the Squad Building Challenge and Seasonal Objectives menus.
Head back here shortly after release to find out everything you need to know if you're hoping to unlock any of the additional release cards.