12 June 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014



The greatest  football tournament FIFA World cup will be inaugurated in Brazil today. It will take place from 12 June to 13 July 2014.It will be the second time that Brazil has hosted the competition, the previous being in 1950. Many countries are issuing stamps to commemorate this great sports event. India Post will issue a beautiful set of four stamps today on FIFA 2014.I am giving a special Post for today’s biggest Football event with contribution from the Readers .


India Post to kick off sale of World Cup stamps

CHENNAI: On Thursday, soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases India Post's set of commemorative postage stamps in New Delhi to mark the 2014 Fifa World Cup, philatelists and football fans in Chennai will be able to purchase them right here in the city.

"We have been informed that we can begin sales of the stamps at 6.20pm, after the Prime Minister unveils the collection at 6pm," Chennai City Region postmaster general Mervin Alexander said.

Alexander will unveil the stamps in Chennai, at a World Cup celebratory event at Pachaiyappa's Harrington Football Academy (HFA). He said four stamps have been created: One of the mascot and three of the game in play."Around nine lakh individual stamps are up for sale," he said.But there's more in store at HFA, said S Yuvaraj, president of Chennai Football Players and Fans Association.

"We are planning to celebrate the start of the World Cup with a friendly match of our own between teams whose players will be wearing the jerseys of Brazil and Croatia, the two countries who will face off in the first match of this World Cup," Yuvaraj said, adding that popular actor Arya will be playing for the 'Brazil' side.

As for celebrating the finals, Yuvaraj, said the association plans to hire a movie theatre and screen the match live.

India Post, in association with South India Philatelists' Association (SIPA), will also conduct a month-long stamp exhibition, 'FIFA & Football', which will begin on June 12 at the Philatelic Bureau on Anna Road.

Several members of the association will exhibit their stamps including Rolands Nelson, secretary of SIPA, who will display 64 sheets of stamps, each featuring five stamps, which is part of a collection that he started 10 years ago.

- Times of India


The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA)


The FIFA World Cup, simply the World Cup, an international association of football competition men's national teams for the members of   the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

Year wise Tournaments Host Countries

1930 Uruguay, 1934 Italy, 1938 France, 1942 Not Played, 1946 Not Played,

1950 Brazil, 1954 Switzerland, 1958 Sweden,  1962 Chile,  1966 England, 1970 Mexico,1974 West Germany,

1978 Argentina, 1982 Spain, 1986 Mexico, 1990 Italy, 1994UnitedStates, 1998 France, 2002 South Korea & Japan, 2006 Germany,  2010 South Africa, 2014 Brazil, 2018 Russia, 2022Qatar,

The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 & 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champions are Spain, who won the 2010 tournament in South Africa.

The current format of the tournament involves 32 teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of about a month; this phase is often called the World Cup Finals. A qualification phase, which currently takes place over the preceding three years, is used to determine which teams qualify for the tournament together with the host nation(s).

The 19 World Cup tournaments have been won by eight different national teams.

Brazil has won five times, and they are the only team to have played in every tournament.

The other World Cup winners are: Italy, with four titles; West Germany, with three titles; Argentina with two titles; Uruguay, with two titles; England, with one title France, with one title Spain, with one title

The World Cup is among the world's most widely viewed sporting events; an estimated 715.1 million people watched the final match of the 2006 FIFA World Cup held in Germany.

The next three World Cups will be hosted by Brazil in 2014, Russia in 2018, and Qatar in 2022.


From 1930 to 1970, the Jules Rimet Trophy was awarded to the World Cup winning team. It was originally simply known as the World Cupor Coupe du Monde, but in 1946 it was renamed after the FIFA president JuleRimet

who set up the first tournament.

In 1970, Brazil's third victory in the tournament entitled them to keep the trophy permanently. However, the trophy was stolen in 1983 and has never been recovered, apparently melted down by the thieves.

After 1970, a new trophy, known as the FIFA World Cup Trophy, was designed. The experts of FIFA, coming from seven countries, evaluated the 53 presented models, finally opting for the work of the Italian designer Silvio Gazzaniga. The new trophy is 36 cm (14.2 in) high, made of solid 18 carat (75%) gold and weighs 6.175 kg (13.6 lb).The base contains two layers of semi-precious malachite while the bottom side of the trophy bears the engraved year and name of each FIFA World Cup winner since 1974.

The description of the trophy by Gazzaniga was: "The lines spring out from the base, rising in spirals, stretching out to receive the world. From the remarkable dynamic tensions of the compact body of the sculpture rise the figures of two athletes at the stirring moment of victory.”

This new trophy is not awarded to the winning nation permanently. World Cup winners retain the trophy until the next tournament and are awarded a gold-plated replica rather than the solid gold original.

Currently, all members (players, coaches, and managers) of the top three teams receive medals with an insignia of the World Cup Trophy; winners' (gold), runner-ups' (silver), and third-place (bronze). In the 2002 edition, fourth-place medals were awarded to hosts South Korea.

Before the 1978 tournament, medals were only awarded to the eleven players on the pitch at the end of the final and the third-place match.

In November 2007, FIFA announced that all members of World Cup-winning squads between 1930 and 1974 were to be retroactively awarded winners' medals.

Organisation coverage

The World Cup was first televised in 1954 and is now the most widely viewed and followed sporting event in the world, exceeding even the Olympic Games. The cumulative audience of all matches of the 2006 World Cup is estimated to be 26.29 billion.715.1 million individuals watched the final match of this tournament (a ninth of the entire population of the planet). The 2006 World Cup draw, which decided the distribution of teams into groups, was watched by 300 million viewers. The World Cup attracts many sponsors such as Coca-Cola, McDonalds and Adidas. For these companies and many more, spending the money to be a sport sponsorship at the World Cup strongly impacts their global brands. As a host country, they can foresee a multi-million dollar revenue increase with just this month long event. It is predicted that Brazil is expecting to bring in more than $11 billion in revenue for the 2014 World Cup.

Each FIFA World Cup since 1966 has its own mascot or logo. World Cup Willie, the mascot for the 1966 competition, was the first World Cup mascot. Recent World Cups have also featured official match balls specially designed for each World Cup.


At the end of each World Cup, awards are presented to the players and teams for accomplishments other than their final team positions in the tournament. There are currently six awards:

The Golden Ball for the best player, determined by a vote of media members (first awarded in 1982); the Silver Ball and the Bronze Ball are awarded to the players finishing second and third in the voting respectively;

The Golden Boot (sometimes called the Golden Shoe) for the top goal scorer (first awarded in 1982, but retrospectively applied to all tournaments from 1930); most recently, the Silver Boot and the Bronze Boot have been awarded to the second and third top goal scorers respectively;

The Golden Glove Award (formerly the Yashin Award) for the best goalkeeper, decided by the FIFA Technical Study Group (first awarded in 1994);

The Best Young Player Award for the best player aged 21 or younger at the start of the calendar year, decided by the FIFA Technical Study Group (first awarded in 2006).

The FIFA Fair Play Trophy for the team with the best record of fair play, according to the points system and criteria established by the FIFA Fair Play Committee (first awarded in 1978);

The Most Entertaining Team for the team that has entertained the public the most during the World Cup, determined by a poll of the general public (first awarded in 1994);

An All-Star Team consisting of the best players of the tournament has also been announced for each tournament since 1998.

Records and statistics



Number of teams

32 (finals) 204 (qualifiers for 2010)

Most successful team(s)

Brazil (5 titles)

Two players share the record for playing in the most World Cups:

Mexico's Antonio Carbajal (1950–1966) and Germany's Lothar Matthäus (1982–1998) both played in five tournaments.

Matthäus has played the most World Cup matches overall, with 25 appearances.

West Germany's Franz Beckenbauer (1966–1974) is the only player to be named to three Finals All-Star Teams.

In November 2007, FIFA announced that all members of World Cup-winning squads between 1930 and 1974 were to be retroactively awarded winners' medals.

This made Brazil's Pelé the only player to have won three World Cup winners' medals (1958, 1962, and 1970, although he did not play in the 1962 final due to injury),

20 players who have won two times World Cup winners' medals.

Six players have collected all three types of World Cup medals (winners', runner- ups', and third-place);

Five players were from West Germany's squad of 1966–1974 including Franz Beckenbauer, and the most recent has been Italy's Franco Baresi (1982, 1990, 1994).

The overall top goal scorer in World Cups is Brazil's Ronaldo, scorer of 15 goals (1998–2006).

Germany's MiroslavKlose (2002–2010) was second, with 14 goals.

West Germany's Gerd Müller (1970–1974) was second, with 14 goals.

France's Just Fontaine, holds the record for the most goals scored in a single World Cup; all his 13 goals were scored in the 1958 tournament.

MárioZagallo won in 1958 and 1962 as a player and in 1970 as head coach.

Beckenbauer won in 1974 as captain and in 1990 as head coach.

Italy's Vittorio Pozzo is the only head coach to ever win two World Cups (1934 and 1938).

All World Cup winning head coaches were natives of the country they coached to victory.

Among the national teams, Germany have played the most World Cup matches, with 99,

Brazil has scored the most World Cup goals, with 210.

The two teams have played each other only once in the World Cup, in the 2002 final.

There was no official World Cup Third Place match in 1930; The United States and Yugoslavia lost in the semi-finals. FIFA now recognises the United States as the third-placed team and Yugoslavia as the fourth-placed team, using the overall records of the teams in the tournament.

Austria withdrew after the draw as a result of the Anschluss with Germany: some Austrian players subsequently joined the German squad, leaving the tournament with 15 teams.

There was no official World Cup final match in 1950. The tournament winner was decided by a final round-robin group contested by four teams (Uruguay, Brazil, Sweden, and Spain). Coincidentally, one of the last two matches of the tournament pitted the two top ranked teams against each other, with Uruguay's 2–1 victory over Brazil thus often being considered as the de facto final of the 1950 World Cup. Likewise, the game between the lowest ranked teams, played at the same time as Uruguay vs Brazil, can be considered equal to a Third Place match, with Sweden's 3–1 victory over Spain ensuring that they finished third.

Only 13 teams played the 1950 FIFA World Cup. 16 teams entered the seeding groups draw. However, Turkey and Scotland both withdrew before the draw; France (eliminated in qualifying) was invited as a replacement, leaving the tournament to be held with 15 teams. After the draw, India and France both withdrew, so only 13 teams participated in the tournament.

In all, 76 nations have played in at least one World Cup.

Of these, eight national teams have won the World Cup, and they have added stars to their badges, with each star representing a World Cup victory. (Uruguay, however, choose to display four stars on their badge, representing their two gold medals at the 1924 and 1928 Summer Olympics and their two World Cup titles in 1930 and 1950.)

With five titles, Brazil are the most successful World Cup team and also the only nation to have played in every World Cup (19) to date, and they will host the 20th in 2014. Italy (1934 and 1938) and Brazil (1958 and 1962) are the only nations to have won consecutive titles. West Germany (1982–1990) and Brazil (1994–2002) are the only nations to appear in three consecutive World Cup finals. Germany has made the most top-four finishes, with twelve, while sharing the record of most top-two finishes with Brazil, with seven.



No Stamps Issued by any Country


ITALIAN AEGEAN ISLANDS issued SET OF NINE STAMPS (SG128-136) issued to commemorate the 1934 tournament


ITALIAN issued set of stamps (SG413-417) (internal post) issued to commemorate the 1934 World Cup

ITALIAN issued set of 4 airmail stamps (SG418-421)

ITALIAN issued set of 9 stamps internal post and airmail together (SG413-421)


FRENCH issued Stamp (SG612) issued to commemorate hosting the 1938 World Cup shown below, this was the only postage stamp issued by any country for the 1938 tournament



FRENCH POSTER STAMP issued for the 1938 world cup. There were three coloured 'poster' stamps produced in 1938 by the French, each sporting the world cup logo.


BRAZIL issued set of 3 (SG797-9) issued to commemorate hosting the 1950 World Cup

URUGUAY issued set of 2 (SG1006-7)


SWISS issued set of 4 stamps, one of which commemorates the hosting of the 1954 World Cup


BRAZIL issued single stamp (SG1000)

CZECHOSLOVAKIA issued set of 5 stamps (SG1015-1019) only one of which marks the 1958 world cup (the other 4 commemorate other sporting events of that year)

RUSSIA issued set of 2 stamps (SG2210-2211), featuring footballers and commemorating the 1958 World Cup

SWEDEN issued set of 3 stamps (SG399-401)


BRAZIL issued single stamp (SG1071) issued for the tournament

BULGARIA issued stamp (SG1325) perforated and imperforated

CHILE issued set of four stamps issued by the hosts (SG539-42)

CHILE issued miniature sheet issued by the tournament hosts

CZECHOSLOVAKIA issued a set of six stamps only one of which related to the 1962 World Cup tournament. The set of six stamps (SG1271-76)

CZECHOSLOVAKIA issued a single stamp for the 1962 tournament (SG1306)

HUNGARY issued a set of 8 stamps for the 1962 tournament (SG1806-13)

HUNGARY issued a miniature sheet for the 1962 tournament (MS1813)


BULGARIA issued miniature sheet (MS1628) issued for the 1966 tournament

BULGARIA issued set of 5 (SG1623-7) issued for the 1966 tournament

ENGLAND issued Winners SHEET of one hundred and twenty 4d stamps in a complete sheet, as issued by the post office in 1966,

ENGLAND issued set of three stamps issued in 1966 (SG693-5)

HUNGARY issued miniature sheet (SG2202a) issued for the tournament

HUNGARY issued set of 9 stamps (SG2194-2202) commemorating the 1966 Tournament (below)

NORTH KOREA issued set of 3 mint stamps (SGN713-715) issued for the 1966 tournament also in imperforated.


RUSSIA issued set of 4 mint stamps (SG3304-7) 2 of which are for the 1966 World Cup tournament other two football stamps in the pair.

RUSSIA issued miniature sheetcovering four sports including the 1966 world cup showing the Jules Rimet trophy.

URUGUAY issued single stamp (SG1293) issued for the 1966 tournament.


BRAZIL issued single stamp (SG1298) issued for the 1970 tournament.

BRAZIL issued scarce set of 3 stamps (SG1300-1302) issued to commemorate Brazil's win.

BULGARIA issued set of 6 stamps (SG1976-81) issued for the 1970 tournament.

BULGARIA issued miniature sheet (SG MS1982) issued for the 1970 tournament.

CZECHOSLOVAKIA issued set of 6 football stamps (SG1907-1912) issued for the tournament.

EL SALVADOR issued set of 16 stamps (SG1328-1343) with each stamp showing a picture of each country in the tournament.

MEXICO issued Set of two stamps (SG1187-8).

MEXICO issued set of two stamps (SG1209-10).

ROUMANIA issued set of 4 stamps (SG3731-3734) for the Mexico tournament.

ROUMANIA issued Miniature Sheet (SG3735) depicting 4 different stamps and 4 different football scenes to commemorate the Mexican Tournament (shown below)

RUSSIA issued set of 2 stamps for the Mexico tournament (only one of which relates to football).

URUGUAY issued single stamp (SG1426).



BRAZIL issued miniature sheet (MS1501)

BRAZIL issued single stamp (SG1506)

BULGARIA issued miniature sheet (SG MS2319)

BULGARIA issued set of six stamps (SG2313-8)

CHILE issued set of 2 stamps (SG722-23)

HAITI issued (SG1298-1303) set of six stamps

POLAND issued miniature sheet (SG MS2315)

URUGUAY issued set of 3 air stamps.

URUGUAY issued set of 3 (SG1563-5).

URUGUAY issued miniature sheet titled 'Uruguay Pais De Tourismo' and with the 74 World Cup logo on the incorporated stamp.

WEST GERMANY issued set of 2 stamps issued by the hosts (SG1707-8).

YUGOSLAVIA issued single stamp (SG1614).


ARGENTINA issued 1st miniature sheet.

ARGENTINA issued2ndminiature sheet (overprinted 'Argentina Campeon')

ARGENTINA issued single stamp (SG1577)

ARGENTINA issued set of 5 stamps (SG1578-82)

ARGENTINA issuedset of 4 stamps (SG1586-9)

BRAZIL issued set of three stamps (SG1704-6)

HUNGARY set of 8 stamps issued to commemorate the Argentina Tournament.

HUNGARY issued miniature sheet.

MEXICO issued set of three stamps (SG1436-8).

PERU issued set of 4 stamps (SG1367-70).

POLAND issued set of 2 stamps issued to commemorate the tournament.

TUNISIAN issued set of 2 stamps (SG904-5).


ALGERIA issued set of 2 stamps (SG809-10)

BRAZILissued set of 3 stamps (SG1943-5)

BRAZIL issued miniature sheet (MS1946)

CAMEROONissued set of two (SG949-950)

CAMEROON issued set of 4 stamps (SG934-937)

CAMEROON issued miniature sheet (SG MS938)

CZECHOSLOVAKIA issued set of 3 stamps (SG2609-11)

EL SALVADOR issued a set of two very scarce miniature sheets, one with 24 nations' flags and one with 24 nations' crests, excellent (SG1712-1759)

EL SALVADOR issued a single large stamp (SG1760) which accompanies the two scarce miniature sheets, this one depicts the El Salvador team in the centre

FRANCE issued stamp issued for the tournament

HONDURAS issued scarce miniature sheet (SG MS 1002)

HUNGARY issued set of 7 stamps (SG3186-93)

ITALY issued single stamp (SG1768) £5

KUWAIT issued set of two stamps (camel with a football)

PERU issued single stamp (SG1543) scarce

POLAND issued set of two stamps (SG2815-6)

RUSSIA issued single stamp (SG5234)

SPAIN issued Miniature Sheet, consisting of 4 stamps surrounded by football scenes on the sheet (below).


Four different SPANISH Sets of 2 stamps - SG2616-7, SG2640-41 (shown below, 2 stamps on right), SG2668-69 (shown below, 2 stamps on left), SG2683-84


YUOGOSLAVIA issued set of four stamps (SG3968-71). This set of four are joined and are similar to a miniature sheet


ALGERIA issued set of 2 stamps (SG928-9)

BRAZIL issued Miniature Sheet (SG MS2175)

BULGARIA issued Miniature Sheet (below)


HUNGARY issued miniature sheet (MS3695)

HUNGARY issued set of six stamps (SG3689-94)

MEXICO issued set of 5 stamps (SG1796-1800)

MEXICO issued imperforated miniature sheet

MOROCCO issued set of 2 stamps (SG701-2)

PARAGUAY issued miniature sheet consisting of 9 pictures of Paraguay teams (1930, 1950, 1958, 1986) from world cup competitions where they qualified for the finals.

PARAGUAY issued set of 6 stamps (Yv2221-2226)

PARAGUAY issued set of 3 stamps (YvA1019-1021)

POLAND issued single stamp (SG3041)

RUSSIAN issued set of three stamps issued for the tournament

URUGUAY issued single stamp (SG1887)


ARGENTINA issued set of 4 stamps all joined to form a single sheet and design (SG2195-8)

BRAZIL issued miniature sheet (MS2407)

CAMEROON issued set of four stamps issued in a miniature sheet (SG1120-1123)

CAMEROON issued miniature sheet (SG MS1124)

CZECH issued complete booklet of 10 stamps (10 x 1Kcs) for the 1990 tournament.

COLUMBIA issued Miniature Sheet (SG MS749)

COSTA RICA issued single stamp (SG1498)

EGYPT issued single stamp SG1761, miniature sheet (SG MS1762),

IRISH REPUBLIC issued sheetlet of 8 stamps

ITALY issued complete set of six sheetlets (six stamps per sheetlet, 36 stamps in total SG2052-87)

ITALY issued single stamp (SG2049)

ITALY issued single stamp (SG1997)

RUSSIA issued two sheetlets each with 10 stamps respectively,

ROUMANIA issued set of 8 stamps all with football scenes (SG5276-83), set of six stamps (SG5269-74)

RUSSIA issued strip of 5 stamps (SG6144-8)

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES issued set of four stamps (each featuring Arabic cartoon figure playing football) SG303-306, miniature sheet (map of world with cartoon figure playing football) SG MS307

YUOGOSLAVIA issued set of two stamps (SG2614-5)


USA issued set of 3 stamps issued by the hosts for the tournament (all with football scenes)

USA issued three stamps as the individual set of three

USA issued sheetlets x3, one sheetlet for each of the three stamps from the set above, each sheetlet with 20 stamps

ARGENTINIA issued miniature sheet (MS2364)

BOLIVIA issued miniature sheet

BRAZIL issued single stamp (SG2639)

BRAZIL issued miniature sheet

BULGARIA issued miniature sheet (SG MS3972)

GERMANY issued set of 4 stamps (only one of which commemorates the world cup)

MEXICO issued set of 2 stamps (SG2206-7)

MOROCCO issued single stamp (Moroccan flag, US flag and trophy) SG865

ROUMANIA issued set of six (SG5625-5630)

SWEDEN issued single stamp (SG1734)

SWITZERLAND issued single stamp (SG1284)


ARGENTINA issued (SG2587-2590) set of four stamps joined as a miniature sheet

BRAZIL issued set (SG2927-2950) in the form of a sheet,

BULGARIA issued set of 4 stamps (SG4198-4201)

CHILE issued set of 4 stamps (SG1818-21) and Miniature Sheet

CROATIA issued single stamp (SG544)

FRANCE issued 10 stamps featuring the locations of each of the world cup venues in both sets and miniature sheets. France also issued a single stamp prior to the tournament labelled 'Coupe Du Monde' and this stamp was re-issued after the tournament with the inscription 'France 98 Champion Du Monde'.

IRAN issued single stamp issued for the tournament (showing a single Iranian footballer against a stadium backdrop)

JAMAICA issued set of three stamps (SG924-926) for the country's first ever world cup finals appearance

MEXICO issued miniature sheet featuring two stamps and a photo of the Mexican squad with printed autographs

NIGERIA issued set of 4 stamps

NORTH KOREA issued set of 2 stamps, Miniature Sheet, Miniature Sheet.

SOUTH AFRICA issued single stamp (SG1054)


ARGENTINA issued set of two stamps

ARGENTINA issuedminiature sheet

BRAZIL issued single stamp issued to commemorate winning the tournament.

BRAZIL issued set of two stamps issued prior to the tournament

CHINA issued special presentation brochure containing Chinese miniature sheet

COSTA RICA issued miniature sheet containing 4 stamps, each with a team group picture of the team

ENGLAND issued booklet of 6 first class stamps commemorating the world cup Miniature Sheet

ITALY issued set of two stamps joined together

JAPAN issued set of three stamps

JAPAN issued set of two stamps

NIGERIA issued set of 4 stamps

PORTUGAL issued single stamp and Miniature Sheet,

SOUTH KOREA issued sheet of stamps containing 24 different stamps in total all featuring South Korean players

SOUTH KOREA issued miniature sheet of 4 stamps

SOUTH KOREA issued miniature sheet containing 11 circular stamps

URUGUAY issued set of two stamps.


AUSTRALIA issued set of 4 stamps, mini sheet in shape of football with set of 4 stamps at centre.

COSTA RICA issued sheetlet of nine mint stamps,

CROATIA issued single stamp mint

ENGLAND issued set of 6 stamps in a commemorative display card


Following is a list (host country, South Africa, is listed first) of issued stamps commemorating World Cup 2010.



South Africa:

South Africa:


South Africa:


souvenir sheet of 1

South Africa:


souvenir sheet of 1

South Africa: SAPOA-Namibia


gold foil sheet of 9 (one stamp for each SAPOA member)

South Africa: SAPOA-South Africa


South Africa: SAPOA-Zimbabwe


South Africa: SAPOA-Malawi


South Africa: SAPOA-Swaziland


South Africa: SAPOA-Botswana


South Africa: SAPOA-Mauritius


South Africa: SAPOA-Lesotho


South Africa: SAPOA-Zambia


South Africa: WC emblem


soccer ball-shaped souvenir sheet of 6 round stamps (2 of each)

South Africa: WC trophy


South Africa: WC ball


South Africa: Zakumi holding ball


pane of 10 ( 2 of each)

South Africa: Zakumi kicking ball


South Africa: Zakumi holding flag


South Africa: Zakumi dribbling ball


South Africa: Zakumi cheering


Argentina: Team Greece


Argentina: Team Nigeria


Argentina: Team S. Korea


Argentina:Team Argentina


Argentina: archer


souvenir sheet of 1

Argentina: defender


souvenir sheet of 1



souvenir sheet of 1

Argentina: striker


souvenir sheet of 1

Brazil: players, flags of participant nations


panes of 28 stamps

France: players & ball


1 silver stamp encapsulated in plastic

France: "Tu y crois?"


double sided stamp (sold as a single unit)

France: "A fond!"


France: player & ball


souvenir sheet of 4 stamps

France: players


France: Pretoria's Parliament Building


France: View of Cape Town




pane of 10

Germany (postmarks)

see separate PDF file

Italy (postmark)


CEFILNUM 2010, Pievesestina de Cesena, Italy

Italy (postmark)


VERONAFIL 2010, Verona, Italy

Netherlands: John Heitinga& Rafael van der Vaart


booklet pane of 3 within souvenir booklet

Netherlands: JorisMatthijsen&Klaas-Jan Huntelaar


Netherlands: Mark van Bommel& Dirk Kuyt


Netherlands: Robin van Persie& Nigel de Jong


booklet pane of 3 within souvenir booklet

Netherlands: Andre Ooijer& Giovanni van Bronckhorst




Netherlands: Bert van Marwijk& Maarten Stekelenburg


booklet pane of 3 within souvenir booklet

Netherlands: StijnSchaars& Wesley Sneijder


Netherlands: EljeroElia& Gregory van der Wiel




Peru: mascot

souvenir sheet of 4

Portugal: ball


pane of 25 stamps

Portugal: player, leopard, sunset


souvenir sheet of 1

Spain: emblem


pane of 25

Spain: trophy


souvenir sheet of 1

Contributed by - Vijay Navlakha email :  vijay@navlakha.com



Credit to this Post : Mahesh Parekh – Chennai, Kasinath R. – Tanjore,

Pradip Jain – Patna ; Vijay Nawlakha

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