FIFA is pleased to announce the continuation of its global philatelic programme for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil. FIFA’s current programme is a legacy of the FIFA Centennial Philatelic Programme, which was created in 2004 to celebrate FIFA’s 100-year anniversary. The programme has since continued with great success under the title of the “Official Commemorative Philatelic Programme” for both the 2006 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ and is being rolled out once more for next year’s event .
The philatelic programme is already up and running in the host country of the FIFA World Cup™, where national post service, Correios, recently launched two special edition stamps to honour the hosting of the FIFA Confederations Cup which took place in six Brazilian Host Cities in June of this year. Further special edition commemorative stamps will be launched in the build-up to 2014, including stamps featuring FIFA’s registered brand assets such as Host City Posters, the Official Emblem of the event and the popular Official Mascot, Fuleco.