Who considers that FIFA World Cup than just another soccer tournament is brutally wrong. This event leaves its mark due to what happens on and off the pitch. Qatar 2022 is just around the corner and with it a number of traditions that every football fan loves.
One of them, one of the most deeply rooted among millions of World Cup fans, collects all kinds of souvenirs. Exactly one thing is asked every time this tournament takes place: the Panini sticker album.
This ritual of trying to complete all the small prints of the album has been carried out for many years, making it one of the most popular activities before and during the FIFA World Cup. Below we explain everything you need to start filling it out Qatar 2022 Panini sticker album as soon as possible.
The long tradition of the FIFA World Cup Panini sticker album
The 1970 Mexico edition of the World Cup won by a dream team led by Carlos Alberto, Gerson, Jairzinho, Tostao, Rivelino and Pelewas the first to be televised in color for the whole world, the first to use an official ball and the first to collect the Panini sticker album.
This company was founded in Modena, Italy, in 1961 when two brothers, Benito and Giuseppe Panini, discovered that the collectible market was a potential millionaire business. In this way, their brand gained traction, leading them to sign an agreement with FIFA in 1970 to create and sell the first edition of the now-famous sticker album.
To date, and since the first FIFA World Cup organized by Mexico, there have been 13 editions of both the most prestigious tournament in world football and the sticker album. Qatar 2022 could be no exception and will also have its own edition of the album. So get ready to buy and swap stickers to complete your collection.
Which versions of the Panini World Cup sticker album are there?
Starting with the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, along with the tangible and real version of the album, a digital version was launched in which the same dynamic of getting and swapping stickers to fulfill the whole album can be done.
In Qatar 2022 this trend will continue and the Panini World Cup Sticker Album will be available to collect both online and in the real world. The current edition consists of 670 stickers including 26 players for each of the 32 national teams participating in the tournament, as well as stadiums, shields and special stickers.
Qatar 2022 Panini Sticker Album release date and price
According to official information from the brand, the upcoming FIFA World Cup physical sticker album will be sold in the United States on August 24, 2022. For Latin America the wait will be a bit longer as the album will be available from 7th of September.
The price of the softcover album without a cover with stamps to fill is modest 2 dollars. While the pack of 50 envelopes will cost Qatar 2022 stamps 75 dollars. They can be purchased through Panini’s official website.
The FIFA World Cup Panini Digital Sticker Album
If you don’t have money to spend but want to be part of this ritual that will take place before and during Qatar 2022, the digital version of the album is your best option as it’s completely free. An experience to enjoy from your computer, tablet or any smartphone.
Unlike the physical version, you can start collecting these coveted stickers to fill up your digital album. All you have to do is go to this website or download the Panini Digital Sticker app available for Android or iOS.
While you can receive the digital album immediately, you will need to create and register a user on FIFA.com to access additional features such as additional covers, access to Collector’s Groups and the ability to collect Qatar 2022 stamps from a second device . If you bought or tried to buy tickets for the upcoming World Cup, you can use the same user.
By logging in to the website and app, each collector of the FIFA World Cup Panini Digital Sticker Album will receive one daily envelope, and those who have also registered will receive two total. To get them, all you have to do is go to the web or app and select that option.
Once the envelopes are opened, just like in real life, you need to stick the stickers into the album. Those that repeat can be swapped out in the Swap Area with users from around the world. There is also a section with challenges (getting certain stamps) where you can get additional benefits for overcoming them.
To speed up the filling of the digital album, you can scan the codes provided with the purchase of the real album covers distributed by the official FIFA networks, or with the purchase of the various Coca Cola presentations.
There are prizes for completing the Qatar 2022 Panini sticker album
For the digital version, as announced on the official FIFA website, they are available. The first 200 users to complete their Qatar 2022 albums between August 15th and December 20th will receive a hardcover version of the Panini Sticker Album of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and a combo to create 10 personalized stickers with it they look exactly like the stamps of the stars who will play at the World Cup.
There are also prizes for the next 300 users who can prove that they have filled their Panini sticker album. You will win a combination of 10 personalized stickers, just like the first 200 winners. In Qatar 2022, join the tradition that is celebrated with euphoria by millions of FIFA World Cup fans every four years.