I guess, in Australia and New Zealand area it will sound workable to collect. If the product will be release, they should start selling albums in all the participant countries + Italy, like CA'16 album. This year, Collectors are paying for WC'18 license. It's shame, but better to see it on Panini stickers, than Topps ones.There's evidence that Panini is trying to make their products available for those markets, just search the World Cup 2018 thread where people had »problems« that Collectors box could be bought from United Arab Emirates, India, Iran, Jordan, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Pakistan, Qatar, Syria, etc. Even in FIFA 365 series you can see that there were teams such as Beijing Guoan FC, Al Ahly SC, Auckland City FC and Jeonbuk Hyundai (granted the last one in a very limited format).
It's fresh for us, who collect a lot. But we're a "minority", even more now where World Cup brings all the occasional collectors... FIFA 365 was one of the best ideas made reality, yet it's far from the sales Panini possibly predicted.In European countries, we get the Euro and World Cup. FIFA 365 and local leagues.
It starts to be boring. Why not something new from another part of the world. It would be some freshness for low license costs.
Collectors from Europe would spend money on it.
They probably will not do this product anyway
Still don't try t forget about Africa Cup It would be nice to see again teams like Nigeria, Cameroun, Ghana, Cote D'Ivoire, SA, as teams in one tournament. This collection would have more sales than Asian Cup, but I don't hate Asian Cup. On next year, we should see Women's WC collection, which will be played in France. Collectos there, might get craze in Women's Le Blue teamIt's fresh for us, who collect a lot. But we're a "minority", even more now where World Cup brings all the occasional collectors... FIFA 365 was one of the best ideas made reality, yet it's far from the sales Panini possibly predicted.
Whoop, whoopMaybe you guys are in luck with the AFC Collection for 2019 as Panini just agreed to strategic partnership with Tencent.
"Tencent Sports will also be responsible for sponsorship and advertising sales of the Chinese market specific product. In addition, Tencent Sports will work with the Panini Group to explore ways to integrate physical products with digital products, and to provide better services and more exquisite collections to hundreds of millions of its users.
The Panini Group and Tencent Sports are expected to pursue more extensive and in-depth business partnerships and collaboration in the future designed to engage and deliver more benefits to the hundreds of millions of Chinese sports fans on the Tencent Sports platforms."
This cooperation could be huge as Tencent is no small company, assuming Panini will be able to take advantage of such cooperation.