Panini FIFA World Cup 2022 Stickers: Review 

The 2022 World Cup is just around the corner, as teams prepare to compete for the biggest prize in world football. 

We grabbed a box of 2022 World Cup stickers in preparation, to give you a better idea about what to expect from the traditional Panini collectible. 

It’s reported that the official Panini Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 album will cost fans an average of about £870 ($1,000). A massive increase compared to past years, it’s going to be tough to collect them all. 

Here’s everything you need to know about the official Panini FIFA World Cup 2022 stickers, in this review which looks at everything from top options to key stats.

Panini Fifa World Cup 2022 Stickers: Key Stats 

We’ve listed some of the key stats and information surrounding the Panini Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 sticker set below. 

  • There are a total of 670 Qatar 2022 stickers
  • All 32 qualified teams are included in the album, and are represented by a squad of 18 players, official strips and badges
  • There are also 50 special shiny stickers  
  • Additional Panini Extra Stickers to find, including color variations 
  • Boxes with 50 sticker packets, 100 packets available 
  • Each packet includes 5 stickers
  • Packed with stats and facts

Panini Fifa World Cup 2022: Best Stickers 

Here’s a quick roundup with some of the best stickers you can find in Panini Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 sticker packets. 

5. 2022 World Cup Sadio Mane Panini Extra Sticker (Legend) (eBay)

2022 World Cup Sadio Mane Panini Extra Sticker (Legend)

Let’s forget about the base collection for one moment. The Panini Extra stickers are the real chase element here. 

Panini Extra stickers are an additional insert found in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 sets. They are extra collection stickers and are randomly inserted, on average, in every 100 packets.

The first player we’re looking at is new Bayern Munich signing Sadio Mane. His legend sticker features him in action for Senegal. 

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4. 2022 World Cup Neymar Panini Extra Sticker (Legend) (eBay)

2022 World Cup Neymar Panini Extra Sticker (Legend)

Next up is the Brazilian trickster Neymar. His Panini Extra sticker describes him as a legend, which is an apt description as he has over 110 caps for his international team. According to Panini, the Extra stickers earn their name:

“Because they are an extra collection and are an additional value compared to the content of five stickers of the regular packets. The packets that contain the PANINI Extra Stickers are always 5 + 1’.”

Neymar’s sticker also happens to be one of the more valuable options. 

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3. 2022 World Cup Gavi Panini Extra Sticker (Rookie) (eBay)

2022 World Cup Gavi Panini Extra Sticker (Rookie)

One of the more important 2022 World Cup rookies, Gavi is included in the Panini Extra sticker subset. Each is represented in four colors: burgundy (the main color of the event), bronze, silver, and gold. (For example, the sticker seen above is Gavi’s bronze version.)

Gavi (at 17 years and 62 days) broke an 85-year record by making his debut for Spain while 222 days younger than the previous record-holder (Angel Zubieta in April 1936). The Barcelona starlet is clearly earmarked for greatness along with Pedri

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2. 2022 World Cup Ronaldo Panini Extra Sticker (Legend) (eBay)

2022 World Cup Ronaldo Panini Extra Sticker (Legend)

The evergreen Cristiano Ronaldo is always going to be one of the major hits, especially in what is likely to be his last ever World Cup tournament. He seems set to stick with Manchester United for now, and the 2022 tournament could be his swansong. 

Once again, we’re sticking with the Panini Extra sticker subset, with a bronze version of the sticker seen in the image above. Is it going to be one of the more expensive pulls from the 2022 World Cup sticker set? Sui. 

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1. 2022 World Cup Lionel Messi Panini Extra Sticker (Legend) (eBay

2022 World Cup Lionel Messi Panini Extra Sticker (Legend)

Argentina maestro Lionel Messi rounds out the list, thanks to his addition to the Panini Extra sticker subset. His rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo drove both to change the landscape of the sport, and they are two of the most decorated football players of all-time.

As with the others, this sticker can be found in burgundy, bronze, silver, and gold. At the age of 35, this could also be his last ever tournament. 

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Panini Fifa World Cup 2022 Stickers: Box Prices 

As they’ve only just been released at the current time of writing, it should be easy to find boxes priced at the RRP. We got our box via eBay, but you should be able to find them in popular retailers, as well as online via options like Amazon, or even directly from Panini.

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Panini Fifa World Cup 2022 Stickers: What We Packed 

It was a dismal display for us, as we packed nothing of note in our box. We didn’t find any of the Panini Extra stickers, while the same goes for the likes of Ronaldo, Messi, even Kylian Mbappe. We only grabbed a 50-packet box, but it goes to show that it’s going to be difficult to finish the 670-strong checklist. 

Results may vary, but you’re going to need at least a couple of boxes to get anywhere near completing an album. 

Panini Fifa World Cup 2022 Stickers: Final Thoughts 

With a massive checklist, the contentious winter tournament is going to be an expensive endeavor for any fans who are determined to complete their album. We have no way of knowing who the top scorer will be, while Brazil are the early favorites, led by the likes of Neymar. 

The Panini Extra sticker subset is where you’ll see the highest values, with a strong selection of rookies and legends on offer. 

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