9 FIFA World Cup products you probably didn’t know you could buy?
With the FIFA World Cup being one of the biggest (sports) events around, it is no surprise that FIFA and other (non-affiliated) parties want to get the most out of it, especially financially speaking.
So all kinds of World Cup related products are produced, from common official tournament merchandise like scarves and t-shirts to Panini stickers and football jerseys to books about the World Cup. But not all products are so straightforward.
Here are 9 FIFA World Cup products – both official and non-official ones – you probably didn’t know you could buy.
1. Hublot Connected Watch: Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
As official timekeeper of the World Cup, Hublot has produced a limited-edition smartwatch: the Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Designed for referees, it is just as much a connected watch for fans. You can customize how the face of the watch looks like; you can follow matches and match information; and other applications are also available. Forbes reports that the watch retails for CHF 4,900 (around €4,250).
2. FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Monopoly
The famous board game has launched a FIFA World Cup 2018 edition, including yellow and red cards, the Russian host cities and the mascot Zabivaka. The game is available in Russian and English.
3. Official sunglasses and bandana
Want to complete your fan outfit? The official FIFA shop sells sunglasses customised for several of the participating nations and bandanas.
4. Playmobil FIFA World Cup Take Along
Playmobil has launched a take along football stadium based on the FIFA World Cup and includes players that are movable and can shoot the ball. Football players of the different participating countries can be bought separately.
5. Replica trophy
Want to get your hands on the trophy? A replica that is. Well, you can, because the official FIFA shop sells replicas of the golden statue from 2 cm up to 15 cm and even a key ring.
6. World Cup Eau de Toilette
Do you want to smell good while you are watching the World Cup, then you should probably buy the FIFA World Cup 2014 Eau de Toilette.
The company who had an official contract with FIFA to produce the products, Ars Parfum, launched four different 2014 World Cup inspired fragrances – Passion and Classic for both men and women. Although not all of them may still be widely available, you can still find them online.
8. Stuff for your home
While watching all the matches you might want to have a World Cup decorated home. If you do, you could buy official FIFA World Cup cushions to sit on, mugs to drink from and wall art from the FIFA shop.
8. National Anthems
Looking forward to the singing (or screaming) of anthems just as much as the matches? And would you like to listen to them again in your own time? You can buy them collectively or each separately.
9. World Cup memorabilia
The official FIFA shop also sells World Cup memorabilia. Memorabilia like signed and framed photos from players like Neymar Jr., Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and signed and cased boots, jerseys and balls. You do have to pay a couple of hundred Euros if you are interested.
Well, these are just a few of the FIFA World Cup products you maybe didn’t know you could buy. Have you seen other surprising World Cup items for sale?