How the World Cup is Bringing Web3 to Life

At a time when the entire world is focused on the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, Web3 is connecting millions of people from around the globe through an array of sponsorships, advertising deals and immersive digital experiences centered on sport.

Messi takes a break from football to promote Socios..

In particular, DappRadar’s Sports Report highlights the growing popularity of blockchain-based fantasy sports games like Sorare, where fans are tasked with collecting NFT-based player cards hosted on Starkware, an Ethereum L2 solution. In the last 30 days, Sorare has become the second-largest NFT collection in terms of trading volume, behind only the legendary Bored Ape Yacht Club, with the biggest single sale involving Man City star Erling Haaland’s Unique Card, which sold for a whopping 265 ETH, or 609,000 euros, last January. That was followed by the sale of Kylian Mbappe’s card for a staggering 416,000 euros, with Messi and Ronaldo’s cards both fetching more than 200,000 euros each.

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Beach Soccer World Cup – the final

Yo it’s the Beach Soccer World Cup final (11am Brazil time). Yesterday Uruguay beat France on penalty shoot out to make it to the final today! Sorry Eric Cantona, but no luck this time. So its Brazil (who beat Portugal) vz Uruguary – er, I wonder who’s gonna win. Looks like a dead cert for Brazil.

Damned if I can find anyone broadcasting the tournament in the UK. Thanks God for the internet! Check out the 2006 World Cup video clips of the best goals for example.

***News Flash*** Brazil beat Uruguay

“Brazil scored two goals in the final period to beat Uruguay 4-1 Sunday and win FIFA’s Beach Soccer World Cup.

“Buru, Duda, Benjamin and Sidney scored a goal each for the hosts, who clinched their 10th beach soccer title. Brazil was held to third place in FIFA’s inaugural tournament last year on Copacabana beach.

“Brazil won all six of its matches en route to this year’s title, its first since 2004.

“Buru scored first in the first period, while Uruguay equalized in the second with a goal by Ricar. Brazil retook the lead still in the second when Benjamin scored, and Duda and Sidney sealed the victory in front of nearly 7,000 fans with goals in the third period.” (IHT)