With the 2022 World Cup just months away, FIFA’s global governing body announced it would launch an NFT platform for soccer-themed digital collectables.

The FIFA+ Collect platform is set to launch later this month (September 2022) and will feature «affordable, inclusive, and accessible» NFTs that depict notable soccer moments, art, and imagery. As the World Cup unfolds in Qatar in late November, moments from the marquee global soccer tournament may also be converted into digital collectables.

The platform will run on the Algorand blockchain, a proof-of-stake Ethereum and Solana alternative developed by MIT professor Silvio Micali. In May, Algorand became FIFA’s official blockchain partner.

Further details on what collections will be included in FIFA+ Collect’s launch will be released soon, as well as teasers of what types of NFTs will be rolled out over the course of the World Cup. The NFT platform will live on the organization’s platform for live soccer games, news, games, and original content.

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