The official sticker collection of the World Cup 2018 was released worldwide by Panini. The collection has little variations from country to country, mainly concerning some additional McDonald's or Coca-Cola stickers. Only in Switzerland, a special Gold Edition was released with gold framed stickers. The hardcover album of this version was released in a limited edition boxset including 100 sealed packets.
The collection opens with two introductory pages with metallic stickers of the panini logo, the FIFA logo, the trophy, the competion logos and the official ball. In the following four pages we find stickers of the 12 stadiums of the competition and 12 stickers of the posters of the host cities.
The 32 competing teams are then shown following the group order. For each team there are 20 stickers displaced over two pages: the badge (gold metallic sticker), the team photo, and 18 players.
Group A: Russia, Saudi Araia, Egypt, Uruguay
Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran
Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark
Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria
Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea
Group G: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England
Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan
At the end of the album there are two sections dedicated to the World Cup legends. The first one celebrates the previous winners (8 stickers) and the history makers Pelé (most wins) and Klose (most goals scored) with one sticker each. The second one is specific for the Gold Edition and it includes 12 stickers of legends that could be found with Coca-Cola bottles. There is one legend sticker for each World Cup edition from 1970 to 2014. Among them Maradona, Maldini and Valderrama.
The limited edition boxset including one hardcover album and 100 packets Gold Edition
The hardcover album Gold Edition
Also for the Gold Edition there is a specific update set (92 stickers) with stickers of players that were not included in the original album but took part in the World Cup. Each sticker replaces one original sticker of the album.
Update set Gold Edition
Sticker sheets op the update set Gold Edition
Gold badge stickers
Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
Two of the best players of this edition: Mbappé won the title with France and Modric reached the final with Croatia
Lewandowski and Mané
Harry Kane (4th place with England) and Kevin de Bruyne (3rd place with Belgium)
Two of the most promising young talent of this World Cup: Gabriel Jesus (Brazil) and Leroy Sané (Germany)
Special Gold metallic stickers of Pelé (legends) and the trophy (in the introduction)
Two World Cup winners included in the update set: Corentin Tolisso and Lucas Hernandez
Sealed packet Gold Edition
Full name: FIFA World Cup - Russia 2018
Release: March 2018
Country of release: Switzerland
Competition: World Cup
Number of teams: 32
Stickers per team: 20
- Introduction (8 stickers)
- Stadiums (12 stickers)
- Host cities' posters (12 stickers)
- FIFA World Cup Legends (10 stickers)
- Coca-Cola Legends (C1-C12)
Checklist: click here
Total number of stickers: 694 + 92 update set