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NFTs are taking the 2022 FIFA World Cup by storm

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In the world of NFTs, there is no sleeping giant that can take over professional sports. In 2022, this emerging subset of the NFT market has seen its potential shine many times over. Across the world of professional sports, sports teams have used boredom apps to act as virtual mascots, several licensed sports-themed blockchain games have successfully hit the market, and NFTs have entered the Super Bowl. It is widely cited as part of the USA’s coveted programming,

Now NFTs are poised for another big splash in the public eye, thanks to the FIFA World Cup – the most watched sporting event ever in the entire world. Ten years ago, a psychic octopus made things spicy. But today, with several high-profile footballers and FIFA itself releasing several NFT projects and campaigns, it’s time for NFTs to rise to the challenge.

A legendary clash on a virtual field

Throughout the 21st century, there has been an ongoing debate among international football fans. who is the goat; Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal, or Lionel Messi of Argentina? This upcoming World Cup could prove to be an important chapter in one of the greatest ongoing storylines in sport, as it could be the last time these giants collide on the world stage at the peak of their powers. Fortunately, fans of both can preserve the moment in their respective legacies – and more – thanks to an upcoming launch featuring Ronaldo and Messi.

A digital collectible starring Lionel Messi. Source: Eternity Labs

Soccer legend Macy’s is looking to recapture his past NFT success with Messiverse with the upcoming Time Machine collection. Hosted on Eternity, the same marketplace where Messiverse sold more than $3 million on its first day, the Time Machine Collection will launch on November 27 and feature iconic moments from Argento’s historic career for sale as NFTs.

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A virtual statue of a teenage Ronaldo performing his signature stepover. Source: Binance NFT

In the case of Ronaldo, the Portuguese superstar made his first foray into NFTs with his official NFT collection. Launched on the official Binance NFT marketplace on November 18, this fall is expected to be the first of many considering Ronaldo’s official partnership with the crypto exchange’s NFT arm. In the collection, fans can find collectibles depicting some of Ronaldo’s most iconic moves on the pitch, from his teenage years in Madeira to his tenure as the cornerstone of the Real Madrid franchise.

collect fifa+

For anyone looking for a convenient (and legal) way to keep track of current World Cup matches, FIFA+ is a godsend. With live streams, highlights and stats from all the matches taking place, there’s never been an easier way to watch the world’s biggest football tournament.

An image of the FIFA+ Collect home page. Source: FIFA+ Collect

Hoping to further increase fan engagement, FIFA+ recently launched the FIFA+ Collect initiative. It’s a licensed collection of digital collectibles featuring moments from FIFA’s nearly 100-year history, similar to NBA Top Shot for basketball fans. Just as watching football has never been easier, collecting football memorabilia is becoming less common every day.

masters in motion

While goals are certainly the most exciting part of a football game, we can’t forget about the dizzying moves football players make to score them. VISA thought so and released an NFT collection ahead of the World Cup in Qatar to celebrate just that.

VISA captures some of football’s most iconic moves. Source: Business Wire Resulting artwork. Source: BusinessWire

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With the VISA Masters of Movement NFT Collection, football fans around the world have the opportunity to own truly unique pieces of digital art inspired by some of the most remarkable goals ever scored in FIFA’s long history. For collectors dear to one of these causes, there is no better way to immortalize the moment than by purchasing NFT art inspired by it.

Source: news.google.com

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