World Cup 2022: completing football sticker album could cost more than £850

Collecting players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi could prove to be financially challenging ahead of the World Cup in Qatar

A football finance expert has claimed it could cost close to £900 to complete a football sticker album for the 2022 Fifa World Cup in finals in Qatar.

One popular way to mark such an event is to try and fill in a Panini sticker book. You can buy packs containing cards that include pictures of the stadium and players, with the objective to entirely fill the book and collect every card possible.

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But, amid rising prices as the country braves the cost of living crisis, the prices of the packs have also risen.

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    Kieran Maguire, a football finance expert, has now warned that completing a sticker book for the Qatar World Cup could cost £883.80.

    Speaking to the

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    In total, there are 670 cards to collect in order to complete a book for the upcoming World Cup.

    Assuming that you collected all 670 without any duplicates, which is almost impossible would cost you £120.60.

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    Kieran claims that there is a one in 669 chance of repeat stickers, saying that when all the maths is done, the total price of completing the book could cost almost £90.

    He said: “If you put the numbers into a probability machine, that’s the way it works out.”

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    It could be enough to deter a lot of collectors off, with prices of energy, gas and other goods skyrocketing in the upcoming months.