Saturday, June 19, 2010
World Cup 2010 cover from Portugal ...
A big thank you to Luis and Cristina for this great registered World Cup cover, posted on the opening day of the 19th FIFA World Cup 2010, from CTT - Avenida (Braga), Braga, in northwestern Portugal ;-))) This cover took 7 days to arrive in Singapore.
The cover was franked with a miniature sheet and a stamp of "2010 Campeonato do Mundo de Futebol" (2010 Championship of the World of Football). Both miniature sheet and stamp are in circular shape, with simple and nice design.
For the third consecutive time, Portugal has qualified for the final phase of World Football. Portugal's first participation, in which it also achieved its best classification (3rd place), goes back to the year 1966, in England, when a star that would make history in world football excelled – Eusébio, considered the best goal scorer of that competition. Portugal also participated in the 1986 edition, in Mexico (17th place), in 2002, in South Korea/Japan (21st) and in 2006 in Germany (4th).