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Customs Confiscated Counterfeit Argentina 3-Star World Cup Winner Jerseys

The General Directorate of Customs in Argentina confiscated around 300 counterfeit football jerseys, including Argentina’s National Team World Cup Winner 3-star kits.

Argentina Customs Seized More than 300 Counterfeit Jerseys Including La Albiceleste 3-Star Kits

According to Tyc Sports, the counterfeit jerseys were being brought in illegally by a passenger from Peru who was carrying four large suitcases. Following regular checks, the customs at Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aries grew suspicious and eventually decided to seize the suspicious passenger’s bags.

Further checks discovered that there were at least 302 football jerseys and aside from Argentina’s World Cup winner kits, there are also Brazil, Poland, and Barcelona shirts. Considering the amount and variety of those football shirts, the Ezeiza airport’s customs believe that those jerseys are meant for commercial purposes. The estimation of the total worth of those jerseys is around 6 million pesos or approximately €28.455.

Meanwhile, the passenger who tried to get the counterfeit into Argentina is not only losing his products but could also get an 18m pesos fine for his trouble.

Argentina World Cup Glory Trigger the Rise of Counterfeit Jerseys Market

Albiceleste’s success in winning the 2022 World Cup certainly trigger the high demand for their jersey, notably the new three stars version. Adidas have officially produced and released the World Cup-winning kit, not only in Argentina but also in other countries albeit it’s still limited

Argentina 2022-2023 3-Star Kit

Every first batch in different regions has been sold out within minutes, making it pretty difficult for many regular fans to get their hands on it. This situation is pretty much what triggers a pretty high demand also in the counterfeit jersey market at the moment.

The original three stars jersey currently retails at £80 or €95.42 at Adidas' official websites, meanwhile, counterfeit products are normally charging way below that numbers. Although getting the fake jersey would be cheaper, those who are eyeing original products must keep a good eye to avoid counterfeit ones.

Although at the moment, the customs managed to stop counterfeit Argentina national football team jerseys to spread further in their country, things might be far from over. Considering Adidas can only produce and sell in limited amounts, the high demand can keep creating the market for fake jerseys not only in Argentina but also in many other countries.

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