FIFA Set to Debut NFT Collection Ahead of 2023 Club World Cup


  • FIFA partners with Modex for its first NFT collection, set to launch on December 15.
  • 100 exclusive NFTs offer a unique opportunity to secure tickets to the FIFA World Cup 2026 final.
  • 900 digital collectibles on Polygon and OpenSea showcase memorable moments from the Club World Cup.

FIFA, the international governing body for soccer, has announced its foray into the world of nonfungible tokens (NFTs), with an exclusive collection set to premiere just ahead of the 2023 Club World Cup in Saudi Arabia. In collaboration with blockchain firm Modex, FIFA’s inaugural NFT collection promises to offer fans an exciting opportunity.

The collection, scheduled to launch on December 15, will consist of 100 NFTs, each of which grants the lucky owner a chance to secure tickets to the FIFA World Cup 2026 final—an enticing prospect for soccer enthusiasts worldwide. Additionally, 900 digital collectibles will be issued on the Polygon network and OpenSea this month. These NFTs will feature memorable moments from the tournament and digital renditions of coveted memorabilia.

The FIFA Club World Cup, commencing on December 12 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will bring together seven of the world’s finest football teams, including champions from FIFA’s six confederations. Fans eager to acquire these NFTs can do so via FIFA’s dedicated platform, FIFA+ Collect, launched in September 2022 and operates on the Algorand blockchain.

Digital collectibles have rapidly gained popularity among sports enthusiasts, offering novel ways for fans to engage with their favorite players, teams, and the beautiful game. Francesco Abbate, CEO of Modex, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “Digital collectibles increase how fans can interact with their favorite players, teams, and the game they love, and we’re honored to support FIFA in realizing this goal.”

Since its inception, FIFA+ Collect has hosted 11 NFT drops, minting 909,255 digital collectibles held by 16,448 individuals. Notably, these NFTs have generated a trading volume of $2.4 million across primary and secondary NFT markets. FIFA+ Collect Info clarifies that the mint volume may include packs obtained through challenges rather than those purchased with USDC.

This move by FIFA into the NFT space underscores the growing influence of blockchain technology in sports, offering fans unique opportunities to own digital pieces of soccer history while fostering a deeper connection with the sport they love. As the 2023 Club World Cup unfolds, the NFT world eagerly awaits the launch of this exclusive collection, setting a new precedent for the intersection of sports and blockchain technology.