Lionel Messi launched NFT Collection to celebrate his career with the Argentine National Team


Lionel Messi and the Ethernity Chain platform signed an agreement this week to launch a collection of fourteen (14) Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) to celebrate Messi’s 17-year career with the Argentina national team.

Two of the 14 NFTs are already available on Ethernity Chain and highlight Messi’s most important moments during his World Cup run with the Albiceleste, according to the platform’s website.

One of the authors of the NFTs is Colombian Víctor Mosquera, who expressed through his Instagram account the emotion he feels when presenting the NFT piece titled “Lionel Messi: Gratitude”.

“It is a previlege to be part of Messi’s NFT collection at Ethernity Chain. Soccer is part of my life, so I am grateful to collaborate with the best player of all time,” said Mosquera.

Ethernity Chain also presented the NFT entitled “Lionel Messi: The Time Machine” by Ethernal Labs, a creative and technological studio that uses Web 3.0 technology.

The next NFTs to be issued by Ethernity Chain on Lionel Messi’s career with Argentina are scheduled for release on December 15, 22 and 29, 2022. There will also be an additional NFT on January 5, 2023.

In addition, Messi fans will be able to purchase a limited edition digital artwork commemorating his first appearance in world soccer in 2006.

In that match played in Germany, “La Pulga” reached the quarterfinals with the Albiceleste. The team lost on penalties against the local team. This collectible NFT will provide fans with a next-generation experience.

Rare and additional NFTs

Holders of Non-Fungible Tokens will have the opportunity to claim up to four (4) rare and additional pieces.

Each NFT represents an appearance by Lionel Messi in the World Cups with the Argentina national team. They are presented below:

  • South Africa 2010: Argentina made it all the way to the quarterfinals. The coach was Diego Maradona and the Albiceleste lost to Germany.
  • Brazil 2014: it was Lionel Messi’s best World Cup. Argentina reached the final and lost 1-0 against Germany.
  • Russia 2018: Argentina lost in the round of 16 to Kylian Mbappé’s France.
  • Qatar 2022: Lionel Messi is about to face the Netherlands in the quarterfinals of this year’s World Cup.

Each Ethernity Chain draw will allow 50% of the winners to claim a Non-Fungible Token commemorating their upcoming appearance at Qatar 2022.

The final draw will grant 10 lucky winners the opportunity to claim an “ultra-rare” NFT, representing Lionel Messi’s appearance at the Qatar 2022 World Cup tournament.

Messi and Ethernity

The world’s best player first collaborated with the Ethernity platform in August 2021 with its “The Messiverse” collection,featuring highlights from his Barcelona career.

The collection raised more than $3 million and remains Ethernity’s most popular collection.

Messi and the Web3

Messi has been showing great interest in Web3 for several months now.

Lionel Messi and partnered to build a future where fans around the world have more and better opportunities to connect and interact with their favorite teams.

Messi was then named brand ambassador for cryptocurrency exchange Bitget, to raise awareness of Bitget to businesses, companies and organizations around the world.

And most recently, the Argentinean star joined NFT Sorare’s fantasy sports as a brand ambassador and investor.

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