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2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

On June 11th, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and the country of South Africa kicked off the 2010 World Cup. This marks the first time that an African nationhas hosted this premiere soccer (or football for the rest of the world) event.

This mini-exhibit highlights a great sports tradition, featuring stamps from several of the countries that have previously been honored with hosting the tournament.

(4.62) 2010 World Cup Soccer Championships souvenir sheet

This airmail souvenir sheet is one of four different stamp designs that have been produced since 2006 by the South Africa Post Office. On June 11th the post released two new panes of stamps to celebrate the World Cup.