Here at themetabite.com we’re celebrating the England Women's Senior Team’s victory over Germany and their incredible history-making Euro 2022 success with a look at what a Lionesses-themed Metaverse might look like. For those of you not aware, England's Lionesses ended 56 years of hurt yesterday by winning a major international football tournament for the first time since 1966.
Let’s start with what regions we might encounter on a Lionesses-themed Metaverse. Well, there’s the Women's World Cup Zone for starters, where fans can re-live the Lionesses twenty-nil 2023 World Cup qualifying thrashing of Latvia in Doncaster, or the equally impressing ten-nil drubbing of Luxembourg, and the eight-nil spanking of North Macedonia.
Then there’s the UEFA Women's Euro Zone, where you’ll be able to follow every moment of the Lionesses route to the Euro 2022 final and their ultimate victory, with every game re-created in a hyper-realistic, immersive, virtual world, that allows fans to run alongside their idols, including a blow-by-blow account of Manchester United’s Ella Ann Toone’s sixty-second minute goal and Manchester City’s Chloe Maggie Kelly’s one-hundred and eleventh minute winner.
Away from the present day, there are zones dedicated to the history of the women’s game, including the establishment of the Women's Football Association (WFA) in 1969 and the Fédération Internationale Européenne de Football Féminine (FIEFF) European Cup.
Then there are manager-flavoured Zones dedicated to the team’s successes under each of the England managers. There’s the Worthington Zone, focused on the team’s achievements of Eric Worthington, who, in 1972, was tasked by the a WFA to build an official women's national team. There’s the Reagan Zone, which highlights the team’s success under Martin Reagan’s tenure, including reaching the final of the inaugural European competition in 1984. There’s the Copeland Zone, which includes the team’s progress to the Euro1995 semi-finals and the 1995 World Cup quarter-finals.
There’s the Powell Zone, which includes England reaching the World Cup quarter finals in 2007 and 2011 and the Sampson zone, where the team reached the Euro 2017 semi-finals. Penultimately, we have the Neville Zone, where the team achieved fourth place in the 2019 World Cup. We then end up at the present day and the Wiegman Zone and England’s Euro 2022 success.
The Lioness Metaverse will enhance the fan-athlete relationship, allow fans to interact with the players and watch special interviews, to develop and trade land in the Lionesses home region or planet, to buy and sell non-fungible tokens (NFTs), including Lioness trading cards, portraits, and virtual boots and footballs (with real-life representations), to visit stadiums, both virtual and physical, and the earn enrolment in England Women’s masterclasses, delivered by Euro 2022 winners. It will also allow fans to earn currency that they can exchange for limited edition merchandise. LEA tokens anyone?
themetabite.com sends its heartfelt congratulations to the entire team. So proud!