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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.

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)

The last breathless moments of the 1954 World Cup Final. With only a couple of minutes left Puskas falls to the ground as he scores what he thinks is the equalising goal. However elation turns to dismay as the goal is ruled offside and Germany go on to win 3-2. 

The last breathless moments of the 1954 World Cup Final. With only a couple of minutes left Puskas falls to the ground as he scores what he thinks is the equalising goal. However elation turns to dismay as the goal is ruled offside and Germany go on to win 3-2


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reblogged from soccertronix
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.

(Source: soccertronix)

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.
Check out more Vintage Football Teams

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