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Saturday at the Lane - Sheffield United Centenary Painting on Flickr
Sheffield United celebrated their centenary in 1989 and local artist Joe Scarborough painted this matchday scene to commemorate the landmark in the club’s history. 

Saturday at the Lane - Sheffield United Centenary Painting on Flickr

Sheffield United celebrated their centenary in 1989 and local artist Joe Scarborough painted this matchday scene to commemorate the landmark in the club’s history. 


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RIP Alfredo di Stefano. Footballer & Genius.

RIP Alfredo di Stefano. Footballer & Genius.

Czechoslovakia - Beautiful football stamp issued as part of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics set. 

Czechoslovakia - Beautiful football stamp issued as part of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics set

danielflemingartThe World’s Game. 30x40” acrylic on canvas. 1000

Czechoslovakia 1958 - World Cup in Sweden. Designed by Jan Cerny.

Czechoslovakia 1958 - World Cup in Sweden. Designed by Jan Cerny.

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London artist Emma Allen has turned herself into the World Cup trophy with stunning results. Read more here.

London artist Emma Allen has turned herself into the World Cup trophy with stunning results. Read more here.

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Needham, Foulke and Thickett. Three players who were instrumental in Sheffield United’s spectacular spell of success in the Victorian era. The Blades were champions in 1898 and also finished as runners-up in 1897 and 1900. They won the FA Cup in 1899 and 1902 and were beaten finalists in 1901.

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.

footballphilately: Bulgarian Football Anniversaries featuring Cherno More, Slavia Sofia, CSKA Sofia, Botev Plovdiv and Levski Sofia.

footballphilately: Bulgarian Football Anniversaries featuring Cherno More, Slavia Sofia, CSKA Sofia, Botev Plovdiv and Levski Sofia.

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)

Dinamo Stadium, Minsk - a few retro images of lovely stadium that is both beautiful and brutal. It has graceful arches, brutalist lines and magnificent kick-ass floodlights It was opened in 1934, destroyed during WWII and then rebuilt. It was renovated for the 1980 Summer Olympics held in the Soviet Union and hosted group games and a quarter-final. It was the home ground of Dinamo Minsk who relocated in 2008. It is now home to FC Minsk as well as the Belarusian national team.

Playing football in Burkina Faso
Bobo FootStreet III by ChristianConsoli

Playing football in Burkina Faso

Bobo FootStreet III by ChristianConsoli

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mondaymorningcenterback: Borussia verbindet. Gemeinsam gegen Rassismus. (by Borussia Dortmund)

Excellent anti-racism video made by Borussia Dortmund.

The closing words translate as:

“We at BVB make our position unequivocally clear. We will not tolerate any far-right disposition in our stadium. Intimidation and discrimination have no place at our ground.

“Should anyone have the misguided idea that they can misuse our sport and Borussia Dortmund to spread their inhumane propaganda, then they should be in no doubt: The black and yellow family will stand firm against them!

“It is the only way we can rid our stadia of [these] attitudes. Nazis and football do not go together!”