An NFT platform designed for fans to relive some of football’s most iconic moments has been announced by FIFA ahead of the World Cup in November.
FIFA+ Collect will offer digital collectibles of the World Cup’s most memorable moments from its 90+ year history for fans across the globe.
The international footballing body reveals that FIFA+ Collect will launch towards the end of September, offering a collection of tokens and exclusive limited edition NFTs, along with other future collections to be announced.
“This exciting announcement makes FIFA collectibles available to any football fan, democratising the ability to own a part of the FIFA World Cup,” expressed Romy Gai, FIFA Chief Business Officer.
The digital collectibles on offer will replicate memorable moments from football matches of the men’s and women’s World Cup tournaments, with an emphasis on art and imagery of the moments that have shaped the World Cup.
Gai added: “Fandom is changing and football fans around the world engage with the game in new and exciting ways.
“Just like sports memorabilia and stickers, this is an accessible opportunity for fans around the world to engage with their favourite players, moments and more on the new platform.”
FIFA+ Collect development was bolstered by FIFA’s partner, blockchain algorithm firm Algorand. The NFT platform can be accessed on FIFA+, the body’s digital platform includes access to live worldwide football matches, interactive games, news, tournament information, and more, all available on desktop or mobile devices.
Launching in English, French, and Spanish initially, FIFA states that more languages are to come.
Interim CEO of Algorand, W. Sean Ford, commented on the partnership: “The commitment FIFA has made to bridge to Web3 enabled by Algorand is a testament to their innovative spirit and desire to directly and seamlessly engage with football fans.”