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Football by Japanese artist Tenmyouya Hisashi
A public poster created for the 2006 World Cup in Germany featuring two samurais in full battle armour.

Football by Japanese artist Tenmyouya Hisashi

A public poster created for the 2006 World Cup in Germany featuring two samurais in full battle armour.

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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.

Bobby Moore - England’s World Cup winning captain immortalised on a British stamp (via football philately)
more British football stamps

Bobby Moore - England’s World Cup winning captain immortalised on a British stamp (via football philately)

Sweden World Cup 1978

Sweden World Cup 1978

Tango Argentino - Forza Azzurri
A rather camp 1970’s Italian World Cup postcard 

Tango Argentino - Forza Azzurri

A rather camp 1970’s Italian World Cup postcard 

Peru, World Cup 1978
One of my first footballing memories was watching Peru rip Scotland a new one in the 1978 World Cup. An iconic football team with an iconic kit.
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Peru, World Cup 1978

One of my first footballing memories was watching Peru rip Scotland a new one in the 1978 World Cup. An iconic football team with an iconic kit.

Check out more Vintage Football Teams


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 ”Duro Con Los Nazis” (via footballarchive)

 ”Duro Con Los Nazis” (via footballarchive)

SWEDEN 1958 - World Cup host city artwork

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COPA DEL MUNDO DE FUTBOL
Selection of host cities artwork Spain 82

COPA DEL MUNDO DE FUTBOL

Selection of host cities artwork Spain 82

Dig these funky Mexico 70 world cup postcards. 

West Germany at the 1966 World Cup - Original Photos

Football gold dropped through my letterbox this weekend. I’d spotted some original photographs taken at the 1966 World Cup up for sale on a well known auction site so being a bit of nostalgia nerd I just had to have them. Here’s a selection for your viewing pleasure.

The bottom photo shows West German fans cheering on their team during the Group 2 game against Argentina at Villa Park. The game, watched by 51000 ended 0-0. 

The bottom photo is a shot of a British Army marching band providing pre-match entertainment prior to the quarter-final tie between West Germany and Uruguay at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough ground. The two middle photos are action shots from the game itself, which was watched by a crowd of 34000 who saw the Germans beat Uruguay 4-0.


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FIFA’s unpopularity with fans is nothing new. Here’s a banner at the 1966 World Cup, hosted by England and when FIFA’s president was English - Sir Stanley Rous. (via pitchinvasion)

FIFA’s unpopularity with fans is nothing new. Here’s a banner at the 1966 World Cup, hosted by England and when FIFA’s president was English - Sir Stanley Rous. (via pitchinvasion)


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Azzurri fans at the World Cup, 1966. (via interleaning)

Azzurri fans at the World Cup, 1966. (via interleaning)

Now that the England v Poland game has been rearranged to tomorrow the 17th October it’s time to take a trip down memory lane to the same day 39 years ago in 1973 when England met Poland at Wembley. 
The English were expecting to win comfortably and Brian Clough famously said of the Polish goalkeeper Jan Tomaszewski that he was like a “circus clown in gloves”.
The clown had the last laugh however as he produced a dazzling yet unorthodox display to keep England at bay. The 1-1 draw was enough to deny England a place in the World Cup finals. Read more here - Polish Clown Laughs Last

Now that the England v Poland game has been rearranged to tomorrow the 17th October it’s time to take a trip down memory lane to the same day 39 years ago in 1973 when England met Poland at Wembley. 

The English were expecting to win comfortably and Brian Clough famously said of the Polish goalkeeper Jan Tomaszewski that he was like a “circus clown in gloves”.

The clown had the last laugh however as he produced a dazzling yet unorthodox display to keep England at bay. The 1-1 draw was enough to deny England a place in the World Cup finals. Read more here - Polish Clown Laughs Last

Ole! Naranjito - World Cup mascot 1982