FIFA 22 is upon us, and as part of the annual ritual at the start of any new FIFA game, players are tasked with working their way through a pile of foundation Squad Building Challenges. One of the toughest and most expensive to solve is the First XI SBC in the League Hybrid set. This requires a squad hailing from 11 different leagues, but all must be of the same nationality.
While the other SBCs in this set are relatively straightforward, First XI is renowned for leaving players frustrated, and often coinless, if they attempt it at the start of the game. This SBC is so renowned that it can see prices for bog standard players inflate massively on the Transfer Market if they are useful in solving it.
However, we’re on hand to help, with some solutions to the First XI SBC in FIFA 22. So take a browse through this guide and save yourself the hassle, stress, and expense of trying to solve the dreaded First XI SBC all by yourself.
FIFA 22 First XI SBC requirements
Here are the requirements to complete the First XI SBC in FIFA 22:
- Exactly Gold players
- Exactly 11 leagues
- Exactly 100 chemistry
- Minimum 8 Rare players
This SBC is made particularly tricky by needing 100 chemistry – which means no one can be out of position – and needing the majority of the squad to be rare.
That 100 chemistry requirement also means that at least one player in the team has to have a loyalty bonus. That means the player has either been pulled from a pack or has played more than ten games for your Ultimate Team. This means you can only buy ten of the eleven players straight from the Transfer Market.
As a result, there are only a handful of nationalities compatible with this SBC.
FIFA 22 First XI SBC best nations
The First XI SBC in FIFA 22 requires a team that is all the same nationality. So far, we have only found two nationalities with which you can complete this SBC without having to use several position change items. They are Brazil and Argentina.
FIFA 22 First XI SBC solution
Before we show you some solutions to the FIrst XI SBC in FIFA 22, remember: at least one player in your team must have loyalty. If no one has a loyalty bonus, then you can only achieve 99 chemistry. Right, time for some solutions.
Here’s how to solve the First XI SBC with Brazilian players in FIFA 22. This method will set you back anywhere between 30,000 and 40,000 coins to buy, but requires no position changes.
It’s worth having a look through your Ultimate Team club to see if you already own some of these alternative players you could use instead of some of the players in this solution.
- ST: Instead of Wesley, you could try Johnathan, Junior Negao, Arthur Cabral, Vinicius, Alan Kardec, or Soares.
- CM: Instead of Gerson, you could use Rafinha or Lucas Paqueta.
- CB: Instead of Pablo, you could use Doria.
Sadly, it is hard to complete this SBC without the right-back Bruno Peres, who is currently selling at a very high price. Most of the other players in this SBC shouldn’t cost you more than 4,000 coins each though.
Here’s how to solve the First XI SBC with Argentinian players in FIFA 22. The players in this solution are slightly cheaper than the Brazilians, with the cost of this solution being between 25,000 and 30,000 coins. It will however require one CAM to CM position change item for Robertone, or if you have more than one player with loyalty you can keep Robertone as a CAM.
There’s very little wiggle room with this Argentina solution, and we haven’t found any alternative players that would still fit.
Also, approach this solution with a bit of caution – using FUTWIZ’s SBC squad builder, this team ticks all the requirements. However, when testing it in the FIFA 22 Web App using Concept Players, Salvio was seemingly not being recognised as a Rare player when he should be. When using actual cards from your club, however, it should be fine, but let us know if you can’t submit using Salvio.
So there you have it, two solutions to the First XI SBC in FIFA 22. Have a rummage through your club to see if you own any of these players already, before you head over to the Transfer Market to pick them up.
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