Visa teams up with Crypto.com to release five World Cup NFTs

Michael Owen, Maxi Rodriguez and Carli Lloyd goals will all raise money for Street Child United.

Digital payments brand Visa is releasing five football themed NFTs in partnership with Crypto.com ahead of the Qatar World Cup.

With the tournament just weeks away, Visa has announced it will auction off five NFTs featuring World Cup goals from the likes of Michael Owen (England) and Carli Lloyd (USA).

Each collectible mimics the route of the memorable goals using colourful loops based on the player’s national team as well as details of when the goal was scored and during which game.

Tim Cahill (Australia), Maxi Rodriguez (Mexico) and Jared Borgetti (Mexico) complete the set of NFTs which will be auctioned off in the coming days with the hope of raising funds for Street Child United.

The UK-based charity recently hosted its own international football tournament in Qatar for underprivileged kids which proved to be a great success

Visa senior vice president and head of sponsorships Andrea Fairchild said: “It is a global movement that tackles the widespread stigma that street-connected children face.”

As part of Visa’s partnership with the upcoming Qatar World Cup it will also give fans the chance to create their own memorable goal NFTs during four minute-long, small-sided games.

Much like the five being auctioned off, the interactive pitch will track player movements and goals and create a special GIF, with broader brushstrokes allowing for more dynamic movements.

Those with Crypto.com accounts can then see their goals turn into NFTs. While those in ineligible countries will receive and keep a non-NFT digital file.

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Written by David Kent

David has more than a decade of sports betting and sports writing experience working with some of the biggest names in the industry. He focuses on articles covering these subjects including how crypto is transforming sportsbooks.

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