- FIFA is releasing NFTs, with the first 100 offering holders a chance to secure tickets to the 2026 World Cup final.
- These NFTs, initially minted on Algorand, are transitioning to the Polygon network for future releases, starting with this collection.
- FIFA has partnered with Modex for the strategic management of its digital collectible platform.
FIFA is set to release an exclusive series of digital collectibles later this week, with a unique twist for sports enthusiasts.
This limited edition collection not only offers a digital keepsake for football fans but also includes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the 2026 World Cup final live.
In the first wave of this release, FIFA will launch 100 premium digital collectibles. It features the rarest items in the collection.
These elite collectibles will provide lucky holders a chance to “secure” tickets to the 2026 FIFA World Cup final. An unprecedented blend of digital and real-world experiences.
Alongside these 100 elite items, 900 additional digital collectibles are slated for release on the Polygon network. The Layer 2 blockchain platform is renowned for its popularity in the web3 gaming sphere. These collectibles will be available for purchase on the OpenSea platform, a leading marketplace for NFTs.
Originally minted on the Algorand blockchain, FIFA’s digital collectibles are transitioning to Polygon. This shift aligns with FIFA’s broader plans, as all future digital collectible launches will also utilise the Polygon network.
Expanding the FIFA+ Collect Initiative
Last year, FIFA introduced “FIFA+ Collect,” aiming to provide football fans worldwide an opportunity to own unique digital memorabilia at affordable prices. This initiative coincides with the FIFA Club World Cup 2023, which kicks off tomorrow in Saudi Arabia.
Despite a fluctuating market, NFT trading volumes have seen a resurgence recently. While still below the peak levels of the last bull run, where top-tier collections like Bored Ape Yacht Club fetched millions, big brands continue to explore and invest in digital collectibles as a means to engage and monetise their most ardent fans.
FIFA has also announced its partnership with Modex.
Modex has previously launched several football-branded collections. “Digital collectibles enhance fan engagement with their favourite players, teams, and the sport they adore. We’re honoured to support FIFA in achieving this vision,” expressed Francesco Abbate, CEO of Modex.