Around The World SBC Solution for FIFA 23 (Hybrid Nations)
Around The World is the fourth and final Squad Building Challenge in the Hybrid Nations section of advanced challenges in FIFA 23.
For completing Around The World, you’ll receive an untradeable Rare Mega Pack which has a coin value of 55,000 and gives you 30 rare gold items.
Below, I’ll share a working Around The World SBC solution for FIFA 23, along with an explanation of how to complete it and alternative players you can also look to if you need to save cash.
I’ve included two totally separate solutions in this guide so that there will be a way of this working regardless of how EA fixes the (currently broken) requirements. Update 27th September: Solution 2 is confirmed to be working on console.
- Exactly 10 nationalities in squad
- Minimum of 8 rare players
- Minimum team rating of 81
- Exactly 2 chemistry points on every player
- Minimum 24 squad chemistry
With the requirements of the Around the World SBC in FIFA 23, one thing is pretty clear: this is going to be tough.
Many people think (including myself, initially) that it’s not possible to get exactly 2 chemistry on every player. However, if we intelligently use 3 leagues and specific nationalities, we can get it to work.
Please note, there are issues with the Around The World SBC in FIFA 23 at this time, with requirements stating you need exactly 2 chemistry on every player and a total squad chemistry of at least 24.
You cannot submit a team with greater than 22 chemistry because otherwise you’d fail the ‘exactly 2 chemistry points on every player’ rule, and you cannot submit with 2 chemistry points on every player because it does not meet the ‘minimum 24 squad chemistry’ rule.
At this time, you will not be able to submit the teams below. I’ll update this guide if and when there is a fix or an alternative solution, but check Solution 1 and Solution 2 as one should work once the requirements are corrected. Solution 2 appears more likely to work.
- GK: Mark Flekken (Freiburg)
- RWB: Nahuel Molina (Atletico)
- CB: Ronald Araujo (Barcelona)
- CB: Andreas Christensen (Barcelona)
- CB: Ivan Ordets (Bochum)
- LWB: Angelino (Hoffenheim)
- CM: Roberto Pereyra (Udinese)
- CM: Stanislav Lobotka (Napoli)
- CAM: Elif Elmas (Napoli)
- ST: Andre Silva (RB Leipzig)
- ST: Sardar Azmoun (Bayer Leverkusen)
This is a really tricky one to complete because even if you want to swap players out, you have to stick with very specific requirements.
Within the squad, we have; 2 players from the same La Liga side and a third from a different La Liga side, 5 players that all play for different Bundesliga sides, and 2 players from the same Serie A side with a third from a different Serie A side.
Not only this, but there also needs to be one crossover nationality between the Serie A player and the La Liga player that do not share the same club as any other player. This can be the only time that two players share the same nationality in this squad.
Alternative solutions to the Around the World FIFA 23 SBC are pretty tough to come by. You will be able to find a few that work online, but a lot of them will be unnecessarily pricey. However, that’s not to say there aren’t various other ways of getting this done.
A simple alternative for this one is to swap out our two Napoli players and replace them with other high-rated golds from the same Serie A team, e.g. Calhanoglu and Mkhitaryan that both play for Inter.
Other options would be to swap out all of our Bundesliga players and replace them with Premier League players, or we could swap out our three La Liga defenders for Gabriel and William Saliba from Arsenal, plus Kieran Trippier from Newcastle.
To make this option work, we’d then need to swap Pereyra to Harry Winks from Sampdoria.
You should now have completed all of the Hybrid Nations SBCs and you can move onto the first League and Nation Hybrid challenge, The Challenger SBC.
To be used if EA changes it so players can have more than 2 chemistry, but the 24 squad chemistry rule remains in place.
- GK: Andre Onana (Inter)
- RWB: Hans Hateboer (Atalanta)
- CB: Samuel Umtiti (Lecce)
- CB: Rafael Toloi (Atalanta)
- CB: Berat Djimsiti (Atalanta)
- LWB: Robin Gosens (Inter)
- CM: Maxime Lopez (Sassuolo)
- CM: Matias Vecino (Lazio)
- CAM: Piotr Zielinski (Napoli)
- ST: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Milan)
- ST: Marko Arnautovic (Genoa)
This is a really easy one to complete if you stick with one league like in the solution above.
I decided to go with Serie A but there are a number of leagues that would be suitable in terms of abiding by the rules of the challenge; you primarily need rare players of differing nationalities, and an average squad rating of 81.
La Liga and the Premier League would both also be good options for completing this challenge. As Serie A tends to be a little cheaper than these leagues, I opted to go with it.
If you want to try to be a bit more creative to save a few coins and make the SBC more profitable, you can check out my alternative solution and workaround below.
It is possible to complete this using a hybrid of two leagues, with six players from one league and five players from another league, as long as you have multiple players from the same club within both leagues.
You can see in this example that it has five players from Serie A and six players from La Liga. Within Serie A, three players play for Atalanta.
Please note, I don’t recommend submitting this exact alternative solution as a couple of the cards are unnecessarily expensive. I am simply sharing it for example purposes because it shows you how you can comply with the rules of the challenge by using two separate leagues.
Trying to complete the Around the World SBC also gets a lot messier when trying to complete it with two leagues, so keep things to one league if you wish.
The extra effort to go with an alternative probably isn’t worth the small costs you could potentially save, but if certain players are overpriced then it might be worth looking into.