FIFA Brazil World Cup 2014 is getting closer and closer.
We now have less than 1000 days left for the FIFA Brazil 2014 Football World Cup which will take place in the marvelous cities of Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Cuiab�, Curitiba, Sao Paulo , Fortaleza, Recife , Manaus, and other cities. In order to give football lovers additional an incentive to follow the 2014 Brazil World Cup, we decided to research and present all of the Official World Cup Posters designed in the history, on the promotion of these monumental events.
It took us a reasonable amount of time, to find them, adjust sizes, confirm the versions (some had more than one version) and to download them, so football ( soccer in America ) lovers could see in one article, all of the official FIFA Football World Cup Posters, starting 1930.
Apart from the football passion, the posters represent pieces of art on its own, portraying artistic styles ranging from the Art Deco, minimalism, the classic, and finally the so called "modernism". Many of them are incredibly creative, original, and do reflect the predominant aesthetics taste of its time.
If I had to choose one FIFA World Cup poster, I would the first one, the 1934 Italy FIFA World Cup Poster, which is clean, modern, timeless, and universal because of the display of the flags behind the footballer. My "runner up" would be 1930 FIFA Uruguay World Cup poster, which has pure Art Deco fonts and its retro- vintage look.
We invite you football, soccer lovers all around the world, as well as non-football lovers, but passionate art lovers, to walk through the history of the art posters, and see how these aesthetics changed since 1930 until 2010. Join us in this wonderful voyage!
Below, a summary of the 1950 FIFA Brazil World Cup
The 1950 World Cup was one of the all-time greats. Hosted in Brazil, it is best remembered for “Maracanazo” where Uruguay came from a goal down to defeat Brazil in front of the largest crowd ever crowd for a sporting event held in a stadium. Suffice to say the atmosphere was electric that day.
The World Cup was full of upsets, the most famous of which was England's shock loss to the USA. Suffice to say that if Paddy Power football betting had been around then, you would have had some very healthy odds on the USA winning. As you would have on Sweden advancing at the expense of Italy.
The World Cup is known for not having a final. Rather the final four teams each played each other once. It just so happened that the final game, Brazil vs Uruguay, was also the one which decided the winner. Brazilian Ademir topped the goalscoring list with 9 goals.
Now we take a look at the 1954 Switzerland World Cup Poster, very modern for its time.
Below, a summary of the 1954 FIFA Switzerland World Cup
The Final: Puskás‘ ‘Magnificent Magyars’ went into the final as firm favourites against the Germans. Already Olympic Champions they has so expected to win that their homecoming celebration party had been planned down to the last detail.
Although Puskás wasn’t fully fit he made an immediate impact on the game, scoring after just six minutes. With Czibor scoring a second two minutes later, it looked like game over for the Germans.
But they quickly grabbed two goals back in the next 10 minutes to go in at half time with the scores level. Playing to restore national pride after the war the Germans rebuffed the Hungarians time and again in the second half who hit the bar and the post.
Then the Hungarians made a fatal mistake in the dying moments, heading the ball into the path of German striker, Helmut Rahn who bypassed the Hungarian defence and smashed the ball into the far corner to win the game. Austria beat Uruguay 3-1 to take third place.
In the semi-finals, tournament top scorer, Sandor Kocsis bagged a brace as Hungary knocked out Uruguay. In the other semi-final hosts, West Germany thrashed Austria 6-1.
In the quarter-finals, Kocsis scored twice as Hungary defeated Brazil 4-2. Uruguay dumped out England by the same margin. Austria beat hosts Switzerland 7-5 in a high scoring thriller. Germany eased past Yugoslavia 2-0. For the first time there was television coverage, and special coins were issued to mark the event.
World Cup Winners: West Germany 3-2
Runners Up: Hungary
Final Venue: July 4, Wankdorf Stadium, Berne (Att. 60,000)
Golden Ball Winner: Puskás
Golden Boot Winner: Sandor Kocsis
Total Goals: 140 (Average / game: 5.38)
And Now finally, the Sweden FIFA World Cup, when Brazil won for the first time in 1958: