How to Score Cool World Cup Gear and Toys
The World Cup only comes around every four years, and it's a big deal for soccer (aka football to the rest of the world). This year, the celebrated FIFA soccer tournament is being held in Russia, where 32 global teams will face off to claim the trophy.
Germany won in 2014 — which country will become the new champions? Whoever you're rooting for, you'll want to order these festive toys and gear. Add to the fun of following along with your favorite team!
A tiny soccer stadium for tiny players
The coolest World Cup toy might be Playmobil's World Cup Russia Arena. You can pack up this tiny sports stadium and take it wherever! The case has handles for easy transport and folds out into a field. The set includes 31 pieces in total: a trophy, four players, four soccer balls, two goal posts, and various accessories.
The included players feature a one-handed kicking motion so kids can really interact. Collect figurines from all the teams in play (extra figurines sold separately) and have your own games.
Official jerseys for young fans
Choose your favorite team's official jersey for the little soccer fan in your life. Country teams from Brazil to Germany to the USA are represented and available in youth sizes. Your kiddo will be ready to rep their team in style!
Soccer stickers to show your team spirit
The official Panini World Cup stickers are available on Amazon! This set includes the official 80-page sticker book, which features a spread for each of the 32 teams in the World Cup. Also included are 50 packs (each contain five stickers) of stickers to collect, trade, and place in the sticker book.
The official game ball features a black, white, and metallic silver pixelated design. There's a cool tech element to this ball — it's NFC-enabled. Tap the chip on the Telstar18 with your smartphone to unlock special content. The soccer ball resists water absorption, thanks to thermal bonding and a seamless surface.
If the official ball is out of your price range, a replica is also available for purchase. Get the Top Glider for a fraction of the price and you won't feel bad about your kiddo using it!
A bracket to keep track of your team(s)
Stay on top of the World Cup rankings with the official wall chart poster. Follow your favorite teams as they compete, and keep track of matches. Who will take the center spot in the winner bracket? You'll have fun writing in the updates as the tournament progresses.
A team scarf to keep you warm long after the tournament
Cheer on your team (even if it's from afar) with a festive acrylic scarf. Find your country's colorful design at Soccer.com. Colombia, Brazil, Iran — all the participating teams are available!
Something to do when a match isn't on
This cool 3D puzzle is designed to match the official 2018 World Cup game ball. There are 540 pieces to place together to form the 9 inch ball. A stand is included, and no glue is required thanks to Easy Click technology. This is a fun gift for the puzzle solver who is also watching the tournament. Best for ages 7 and up.
Trading cards of popular players
Collect the trading cards featuring your favorite soccer stars. This pack from Panini includes one Premium pack, three Golden Premium Limited Editions, and one Card Limited Edition Online. Collect them all!
A plush FIFA mascot to comfort you during intense matches
Zabivaka the wolf is the official mascot of the 2018 World Cup. Gift a plush Zabivaka to the little soccer fan in your life, or grab one for yourself! This guy is 25 cm tall and includes his special goggles. Snuggle up on the couch and watch the games with this cuddly plush.
Traditional nesting dolls
Get a traditional Russian tchotchke to commemorate the 2018 World Cup. This beautiful set of wooden nesting dolls or 'Matryoshka' feature painted emblems from the tournament. There are five dolls total, and each one fits inside a larger one.
A World Cup trophy replica
This little trophy is a replica of what the winning team will win at the World Cup. Enjoy your own tiny trophy at home, and keep this golden trinket as a souvenir of an exciting tournament. You could even use this as a prize for your fantasy league!