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Play the 2014 World Cup in FIFA 14 Ultimate Team starting May 29

Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

FIFA 14 players will be able to play the 2014 FIFA World Cup in a new way starting May 29, when FIFA 14 Ultimate Team: World Cup debuts within the game's Ultimate Team mode, publisher Electronic Arts announced today.

This new mode is the Ultimate Team content that EA mentioned when it announced its stand-alone World Cup game, EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, earlier this year. That title is available only on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but the World Cup expansion for Ultimate Team is a free update for all FIFA 14 players on PS3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

FIFA 14 Ultimate Team: World Cup includes all 32 of the national teams contending for the 2014 World Cup, and allows players to build Ultimate Team squads with cards of players from all of those clubs. Players can partake in single-player and online tournaments, competing in the group stage and knockout rounds, with the goal of winning the World Cup. Using athletes from the same country or governing federation will increase a squad's chemistry rating.

The cards are untradeable, and unusable outside of the World Cup experience, but every card pack purchased within the mode will grant the buyer a free Gold pack in the standard Ultimate Team mode. The World Cup add-on also features the Adidas Brazuca ball, the World Cup's official ball, and the Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro, the venue for the tournament's final match.

A full FAQ for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team: World Cup is available on the game's website. For more on FIFA 14, check out our full review.