The world’s governing body of soccer, FIFA, is gearing up to launch the NFT platform ‘FIFA+ Collect’ for digital collectibles with soccer themes ahead of the much-awaited 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
According to the announcement, the NFT platform will offer “football fans around the world the chance to affordably own unique digital collectibles – from the greatest game moments to the most iconic FIFA World Cup™ and FIFA Women’s World Cup™ art and imagery.”
FIFA Chief Business Officer Romy Gai stated “Fandom is changing and football fans around the world engage with the game in new and exciting ways. This exciting announcement makes FIFA collectibles available to any football fan, democratising the ability to own a part of the FIFA World Cup.”
FIFA+ Collect will launch a number of initial collections as well as details on new exclusive and limited-edition collections that will be made available soon.
On FIFA+, the digital platform developed to better connect football fans all over the world, FIFA+ Collect will be accessible. The NFT platform is set to debut later this month.
FIFA+ Collect will be accessible at launch on all web-enabled and mobile platforms, and it will initially be offered in three language editions: English, French, and Spanish, with plans to add more languages in the future.
Algorand, the FIFA-approved blockchain platform which is a low-cost, carbon-neutral blockchain, supports the FIFA+ Collect NFT platform. In May, Algorand became the official blockchain platform of FIFA.
W. Sean Ford, the interim CEO of Algorand, stated “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 around the world.”