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footballphilately: New: World Cup 2014 Football Philately Special
The World Cup is upon us and thirty-two nations are competing for football’s biggest prize. To mark this great global sporting event Football Philately presents for your delight a look back into the philatelic history of each participating nation to try and identify the first World Cup stamps each of them issued. Check it out.

footballphilatelyNew: World Cup 2014 Football Philately Special

The World Cup is upon us and thirty-two nations are competing for football’s biggest prize. To mark this great global sporting event Football Philately presents for your delight a look back into the philatelic history of each participating nation to try and identify the first World Cup stamps each of them issued. Check it out.

Louder than words: Brazilian graffiti clashes against the World Cup

While the protests that took place during last summer’s Confederations Cup were overwhelming and affecting, recent news out of Brazil suggests that what we saw last year might have only been a precursor to a larger movement set to convene just as the World Cup looks to kick off in less than two weeks. 

From teachers to doctors, artists to indigenous populations, the Brazilian population is once again uniting against a perceived neglect on the part of the Brazilian government. With taxpayer funds gone missing, local businesses shunned in favor of multinational conglomerates, and many Brazilians left in an unstable position as both housing costs and forceful evictions increase, Brazilians are angry, and rightfully so. 

But while last summer’s protests focused upon mass gatherings as a primary means to garner international attention, organizers and frustrated Brazilians have shifted tactics, utilizing a variety of platforms to spread their message. And what could be more arresting for visitors to Brazil than anti-World Cup graffiti in the cities hosting matches?

Here’s to Brazilians taking a stand and making their voices heard. In any way possible. [Posted by Maxi] (via afootballreport)

Food not football - Brazilian artist Paulo Ito uses a picture to paint a thousand words
eventopompeia2014didatico by Paulo Ito on Flickr.

Food not football - Brazilian artist Paulo Ito uses a picture to paint a thousand words

eventopompeia2014didatico by Paulo Ito on Flickr.

FIFA GO TO HELL -  #NãoVaiTerCopa
Read more about the anti-World Cup protests - Thousands of Brazilians are Pushing Back Against the Government’s World Cup Plans 

FIFA GO TO HELL -  #NãoVaiTerCopa

Read more about the anti-World Cup protests - Thousands of Brazilians are Pushing Back Against the Government’s World Cup Plans 

(Source: twitter.com)

Merry christmas tumblr ho ho ho - here’s a 1960s Brazilian football postcard adorned with christmas lights for your festive enjoyment.

Merry christmas tumblr ho ho ho - here’s a 1960s Brazilian football postcard adorned with christmas lights for your festive enjoyment.

Brazil - Tribute to the World Cup 1970
An *ahem* artistic tribute to the Brazilian stamp that was issued as a tribute to the 1970 World Cup tournament that was held in Mexico.

Brazil - Tribute to the World Cup 1970

An *ahem* artistic tribute to the Brazilian stamp that was issued as a tribute to the 1970 World Cup tournament that was held in Mexico.

Brazil - Centenary of Fluminense 1902-2002
New on Football Philately: The Football Stamps of Brazil - Part 1 World Cups and Pele (via footballphilately)

Brazil - Centenary of Fluminense 1902-2002

New on Football Philately: The Football Stamps of Brazil - Part 1 World Cups and Pele (via footballphilately)


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Anti-FIFA anti government mural in Brazil (via soccertronix)

Anti-FIFA anti government mural in Brazil (via soccertronix)

Football on Copacabana Beach
(image credit - Praia Copacabana Clima Sextafeira Defesa by ~mauropimentel)

Football on Copacabana Beach

(image credit - Praia Copacabana Clima Sextafeira Defesa by ~mauropimentel)


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interleaning:

Pele and Garrincha, 1959.

interleaning:

Pele and Garrincha, 1959.

Only the ducks can use this Amazonian football pitch at high tide
(image credit: flickr / Alexandre R. Costa)

Only the ducks can use this Amazonian football pitch at high tide

(image credit: flickr / Alexandre R. Costa)

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Parque do Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brasil
(image credit: flickr / Paulo Fehlauer)

Parque do Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brasil

(image credit: flickr / Paulo Fehlauer)

Estádio Salazar 1968 - Mozambique
Opened in 1968 when Mozambique was still under Portuguese colonial rule the stadium was officially inaugurated with a match between the national teams of Portugal and Brazil. The Brazilians won 2-0 with goals from Rivelino and Jair.
In 1975 the stadium was the venue for Mozambique’s proclamation of independence from Portugal and was renamed Estadio da Machava - in 2005 the stadium was again renamed this time to the Independence Memorial Stadium. The stadium is home to 9-times Mozambique champions Ferroviario de Maputo. 

Estádio Salazar 1968 - Mozambique

Opened in 1968 when Mozambique was still under Portuguese colonial rule the stadium was officially inaugurated with a match between the national teams of Portugal and Brazil. The Brazilians won 2-0 with goals from Rivelino and Jair.

In 1975 the stadium was the venue for Mozambique’s proclamation of independence from Portugal and was renamed Estadio da Machava - in 2005 the stadium was again renamed this time to the Independence Memorial Stadium. The stadium is home to 9-times Mozambique champions Ferroviario de Maputo


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ìdolos eternos do futebol brasileiro:
Sócrates, Falcão, Reinaldo e Zico
(via Craques e Idolos da Massa by ~alissonribas on deviantART)

ìdolos eternos do futebol brasileiro:

Sócrates, Falcão, Reinaldo e Zico

(via Craques e Idolos da Massa by ~alissonribas on deviantART)