Argentine Soccer Fan Token (ARG) Shrinks to Half After FIFA World Cup Victory

In spite of history being made on the field, Argentina’s national team crypto failed to keep up.

Messi sad while Argentine Soccer Fan Tokens falling from the sky

As Argentina erupted last night to celebrate their impressive victory led by Messi in the FIFA World Cup Finals, the nation’s national soccer team crypto experienced a continuous decline since the final whistle.

Are Soccer Fans Dumping the Champions’ Coin?

It appears that many crypto holders might have dumped Argentine Football Association Fan Token (ARG) in the last 24 hours. According to some crypto analysts, it’s a “buy the rumor, sell the news” situation. Allegedly, the heaviest whales are taking out liquidity, thus causing the decline in ARG market price.

At press time, Argentine Football Association Fan Token (ARG) is priced at $2.94, according to CoinGecko. The 804th-ranked soccer altcoin drowned in a bloodbath of 49.5%, also shrinking twice in its market capitalization, getting cut in half from $22M to $11M in just 24 hours.

The soccer-related blockchain Chiliz (CHZ) went through a similar deficit in the last 30 days, having shrunk from $1.37bn to just $622 million today.


Further on, the FIFA World Cup 2022 controversy saw Qatari authorities drowning in legal complaints filed by FIFA during the tournament. The legal incidents and discontentment from soccer fans in Doha’s fan zones eventually resulted in the altcoin powering the soccer fan platform losing 57.2% of its value in the last 30 days.


At press time, CHZ trades at $0.116007, falling by another 6.5% in the last 24 hours. Moreover, the European soccer token dropped out of the TOP 50 by global market cap, sending CHZ back to May levels when Terra (LUNA) and Terra (UST) crashed, which sent the whole crypto market on a downward slope.

On the Flipside

Why You Should Care

Partnerships between cryptocurrency companies and soccer teams have scooped up over $300 million in market value. The niche market is expected to grow to a whopping $5 billion in about ten years.

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Tadas Klimasevskis

Tadas Klimaševskis is a Lithuanian journalist at DailyCoin, specializing in covering the lighter side of the crypto industry such as memecoins and pop culture in the metaverse. He has experience as a music artist, English language teacher, and freelance writer, and uses his creative writing skills to summarize valuable information in his work. He is also a strong believer in the potential of blockchain and spends his free time listening to music, traveling, and watching basketball games.