The World Cup is approaching: Will football-themed Tokens become hot?
Editior: Colin Wu
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The merge of Ethereum POS, one of the two hot spots in the second half of this year, was successfully concluded in the middle of September. As the World Cup, the world's largest influential event, is getting closer, soccer-themed tokens are becoming more and more the object of fund speculation.
At present, the most vulnerable to capital speculation logic may be as follows:
① Public chains that run on the theme of sports and fan socialization, represented by Chiliz (CHZ).
② Tokens issued by national teams, ambush based on the prediction of the team's achievement in the World Cup and the traffic heat generated, such as Lionel Messi's Argentine Football Association Fan Token (ARG), Cristiano Ronaldo's Portuguese National Team Portugal National Team Fan Token (POR), etc. are both topical and competitive teams.
③ Since not many tokens are issued directly by national teams, the country of the league club can be somewhat representative of the national team, as well as being evaluated in relation to European results, star popularity and topic traffic.
④ Club fan tokens listed on Binance are likely to be among the first to attract crypto and fan investors.
The quadrennial World Cup is not only a feast for fans, but also a carnival for the whole world. For the crypto world, the heat is especially important. The vast majority of national team tokens and league club tokens are issued on the Chiliz blockchain, so if you're optimistic about the upside that World Cup fever can bring, CHZ must not be missed.
In addition to CHZ, other football-related fan tokens currently available on Binance include LAZIO (Italy - Lazio), PORTO (Portugal - Porto), SANTOS (Brazil - Santos), ASR (Italy - Roma), ACM (Italy - AC Milan), JUV (Italy - Juventus), ATM (Spain - Atletico Madrid), BAR (Spain - Barcelona), CITY (England - Manchester City) and PSG (France - Paris Saint-Germain). ), BAR (Spain - Barcelona), CITY (England - Manchester City) and PSG (France - Paris Saint-Germain) for a total of 10. However, it is worth noting that Italy has not been selected for the 2022 Qatar World Cup, so ASR, ACM and JUV can be excluded for the time being.
After communicating with senior fans, I think the champions are likely to be born from these 7 teams, namely England, France, Portugal, Germany, Spain, Brazil and Argentina. However, since there are no fan tokens associated with Germany, it is worth paying more attention to the fan tokens of the national teams or domestic league clubs associated with the remaining 6 teams.
England, Representative: CITY
As the runner-up of the last European Cup, England is undoubtedly one of the favorites to win this year's World Cup with a combined squad worth more than 1 billion euros. Under manager Southgate's steady tactics, England has had a good record at international tournaments in recent years, with a 64% win rate in the last six years of Southgate's reign, second only to Capello's England. But despite the good results in the last Euro and the last World Cup, to some extent England's excellent record can also be attributed to better luck in the knockout rounds, and its history of results in the knockout rounds of international tournaments is more general.
Manchester City (City), the dominant force in today's Premier League, has won four league titles in the last five seasons and has delivered stalwarts such as Foden and Stones to the England national team. City brought in golden boy Harland this summer - known as one of the double with the next generation - to take the Champions League stage a step further. Among these fan tokens on Binance, the CITY token is arguably the strongest in terms of expectations, both for England and Manchester City itself, which has the strength to win the title. At the same time, it is also a gathering of heat flow. Manchester City has Harland, England has Lingard, Maguire and other flow stars, full of topics, very much in line with the crypto circle focus on storytelling positioning.
France, Representative: PSG
The defending champions, who were knocked out of the Euros by Switzerland in cold blood, hope to regain face in this World Cup and hope to make another run at the World Cup title this time around. Captain Deschamps, who helped France win the 1998 World Cup, has won one Euro runner-up and one World Cup title at international tournaments since taking over the French national team manager's post in 2012. The French team lineup is extremely luxurious, the team has the successor of the Merlot era Mbappe, the prospective golden ball Mr. Benzema and the cooperation of the former world's third man known as Griezmann composed of the front line, and the main players of the giants such as Kante, Varane, Upamecano, etc. in the middle and back. But France is currently caught in the problem of infighting, as well as facing the World Cup champion can not group stage can not get out of the curse, the next key is how the manager Deschamps let the team cohesion.
Similar to the French team caught in the problem of infighting, Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are also facing the problem of whether the new king is crowned or the old king is re-elected, with Mbappe and Neymar being repeatedly exposed to discord rumors in the media cameras. Although backed by the Qatar consortium, Paris is sailing smoothly in Ligue 1, but it has always been difficult to go further in the Champions League. Messi's introduction last summer, after a long period of time, is now more and more skilled and stable with his teammates, and with the superstar influence, has brought huge commercial value and traffic wealth to PSG. The French team and Paris have their own flow and heat, if they can coordinate the relationship between the stars, the road to the championship will presumably go further.
Portugal, Representative: POR
Although Portugal got the Euro championship at home in France in 2016, but for a long time as a team with world class players in all positions but did not meet the fans' one expectation. There has been no shortage of talented stars in the lineup, and the difficulty in making a breakthrough in international tournaments in the context of an increasingly strong lineup has been a big disappointment to fans, always as a favorite to win the title, but not dominant in the strongest matches. The biggest concern for Portugal is Cristiano Ronaldo's lacklustre form this season, with just one goal in eight appearances so far this season, and many fans are questioning whether the 37-year-old can provide enough firepower.
As one of the few national teams on the Chiliz chain with fan tokens, POR is a must-see if you are optimistic about Portugal's prospects. Despite Cristiano Ronaldo's sluggish season at Manchester United, he comes with a huge amount of social flow and the ability to explode in adversity, and fans will not forget his hat-trick win over Spain in 2018.
PORTO, who won the Champions League under Jose Mourinho, is currently only in third place in the Portuguese Super League, and with the lack of overall strength in the Portuguese Super League in the last two years, the team has mostly been a big prize in the Champions League. With a base of national team fan tokens, the focus on national team tokens will be less of a layer of risk at the league level.
Spain, Representative: BAR
Since his arrival in 2019, Spain manager Enrique has changed his team's single possession style and become more practical, changing his tactics based on the strength of the opponent. The emphasis on player suitability has given many newcomers a chance and completed the transition from old to new in Spain's defense and midfield. From the peak to the bottom of the again, in last year's European Cup knockout stage, Spain broke into the semi-finals, it can be said that Spain has a new life. Spain are looking to return to the top after a six-year slump, but their lack of attack and the physical exertion of being in a group of death could also be a hindrance to their World Cup campaign.
The Spanish national team has been in a very similar position to La Liga giants Barcelona (BAR) in the last two seasons. After being forced to sell Lionel Messi, Barcelona brought back former midfield maestro Xavi to coach the fire. With Xavi's coaching and the introduction of winger Lewandowski, Barcelona quickly completed their recovery and are now second only to Real Madrid in the standings. Although the stars of La Liga have dimmed considerably after the exodus of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona, as one of the strongest giants clubs in the last decade or so, has a superb influence on various social media.
Brazil, Representative: SANTOS
The Samba army, currently ranked number one in the FIFA rankings, reached the World Cup final round with 14 wins and 3 draws in South American qualifying with an undefeated record. Their good form has also made them one of the favorites to win the World Cup, but as the favorites in every World Cup, the Brazilians have not reached the final since 2002, when the Brazilians led by Ronaldo won the title.
Neymar, now 30 years old, has been in top form in PSG this season, and this time he is once again on the World Cup stage. After the World Cup on home soil, Neymar is not the same brat he was, eager to give the Brazilian nation a precious gift before his career enters its later stages, and hoping to win the long overdue Ballon d'Or.
The Barclays Premier League's Santos（SANTOS）, Neymar's home team, also has a deep affection for him. Santos is not only tied to Brazil's overall performance, but also to Neymar's personal performance. SANTOS itself has a huge fan base as a Liga player, and a large portion of those fans are crypto investors, who are physically buying SANTOS as a form of club management. SANTOS is a pioneer in the current fan tokens and has a robust fan governance function.
Argentina, Representative: ARG
In the 2018 World Cup, Argentina struggled to qualify from the group due to the lack of defensive strength but lost to France 3-4 in the first round of the knockout rounds. Scaloni took over in 2018 and renewed Argentina's team, which has gone from a shambolic Argentina to a fighting force that won the Copa America 2021, adding a bit of cheer to a tragic Argentina that won the continental championship after 28 years.
In the first World Cup without Argentina's Diego Maradona, Messi, 34, may be playing his last World Cup as a major player. Although criticized for his physical distribution resting on the pitch, this united Argentina remaining everyone's running to cover his defensive problems, after taking the long lost Copa America, they also towards their next goal.
It is very similar to the Portuguese team, both of which have late superstars and tokens for the few national team fans on the chain. Because of Messi's magnificence on the pitch and humility off it, Argentina is the second home team for many people and has a wide fan base. It is believed that after winning or even going further, its fan tokens will be susceptible to many irrational factors.