2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: Around the World

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: Around the World

We already had a few articles related to FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia so today we won’t go into details but take a look at some recently issued stamps from few countries.

 

The championship starts today with the Russia – Saudi Arabia match that will be played at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow at 18:00 local time (15:00 UTC time). I expect that Russia will win this one without a problem. You’ll find more details about stadiums in this article, and details related to groups in this article.

Some of the countries which issued stamps are taking part in the championship and some of them are not. Some stamps have already been issued and some will go into circulation starting from today. Regardless that, we’ll see some (un)expected design solutions.

 

Cyprus

 

FIFA Football World Cup 2018 – Russia

Copyright© 2018 Cyprus Post. All Rights Reserved.

2018/03/28

Denomination: 0.64 Euro

 

Although Cyprus is not part of the tournament this was not the reason not to issue at least one related stamp. The design they went with was pretty simple and the expected one.

 

Peru

Peru was among two last team that qualified for the tournament on November 15, 2017. The other team was Australia.

 

FIFA Football World Cup 2018 – Russia

Copyright© 2018 Serpost (Servicios Postales del Perú). All Rights Reserved.

2018/05/30

Denomination: 3 soles

 

The two designs Serpost went with are very interesting. While first one is related to the championship and its’ motifs (slogan, mascot, Russia) the second one presents the team that will represent Peru in the tournament.

 

FIFA Football World Cup 2018 – Russia

Copyright© 2018 Serpost (Servicios Postales del Perú). All Rights Reserved.

2018/05/30

Denominations: 6.50 soles

 

Mexico

 

FIFA Football World Cup 2018 – Russia

Copyright© 2018 Correos de México. All Rights Reserved.

2018/06/04

Denominations: 7 Pesos

 

Mexico is one of these representations you expect to see on every WC tournament. They are 5th in this category with 16 appearances so far with only Brazil (21), Germany (19), Italy (18) and Argentina (17) ahead of them.

They also decided to go with the national selection on their stamps.

 

Macedonia

Macedonia is the 1st of 3 ex-YU countries (Croatia and Serbia to follow) we’ll see today. While not qualified for the championship, there are still some commemorative stamps issued.

 

FIFA Football World Cup 2018 – Russia

Copyright© 2018 Macedonian Post (Македонска Пошта). All Rights Reserved.

2018/06/05

Denominations: 23 Macedonian Denars

 

Motifs on these stamps and well on FDC are inspired by the championship logo.

 

FIFA Football World Cup 2018 – Russia

Copyright© 2018 Macedonian Post (Македонска Пошта). All Rights Reserved.

2018/06/05

FDC

 

Croatia

 

FIFA Football World Cup 2018 – Russia

Copyright© 2018 Croatian Post (Hrvatska Pošta). All Rights Reserved.

2018/06/14

Denominations: 6.50 Kuna

 

For Croatia, this is the 5th appearance in the World Cup. The design Croatia went with includes a player in national colors, an official logo, a silhouette of the Kremlin and Sputnik.

 

Serbia

Serbia is on the World Cup tournament for the 12th time, but that includes also appearances of Yugoslavia. Pošta Srbije issued a number of interesting World Cup-related stamps.

 

FIFA Football World Cup 2018 – Russia

Copyright© 2018 Post Serbia (Pošta Srbije). All Rights Reserved.

2018/06/14

Denominations: 23 & 74 Serbian Dinars

 

First two designs are pretty simple and they include football players and few details pointing that it’s World Cup in Russia.

 

FIFA Football World Cup 2018 – Russia

Copyright© 2018 Post Serbia (Pošta Srbije). All Rights Reserved.

2018/06/14

Denominations: 23 Serbian Dinars

 

FIFA Football World Cup 2018 – Russia

Copyright© 2018 Post Serbia (Pošta Srbije). All Rights Reserved.

2018/06/14

Denominations: 74 Serbian Dinars

 

FIFA Football World Cup 2018 – Russia

Copyright© 2018 Post Serbia (Pošta Srbije). All Rights Reserved.

2018/06/14

FDC

 

FIFA Football World Cup 2018 – Russia

Copyright© 2018 Post Serbia (Pošta Srbije). All Rights Reserved.

2018/06/14

Denominations: 170 Serbian Dinars

 

On the other hand, the design that combines a football ball and s Sputnik satellite is pretty much impressive, at least to me.

 

FIFA Football World Cup 2018 – Russia

Copyright© 2018 Post Serbia (Pošta Srbije). All Rights Reserved.

2018/06/14

FDC

 

We’ve seen some stamps and now it’s the time to watch some games. I hope that your team will win (not against mine 😊 ) and that all of us will watch some great games.

 

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1 Comment

  1. António Pedro feliz vilas Boas · June 26, 2018 Reply

    Olá como posso fazer para adquirir os selos.

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