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The History Of Brazilian Football Is Exhibited Through Paper Items In Sao Paulo Musem

posted 30 Nov 2013, 15:46 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 30 Nov 2013, 15:47 ]

A collection of hundreds of paper items documenting the history of Brazilian soccer is put on display in Sao Paulo's Football Museum.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL (NOVEMBER 30, 2013) (REUTERS) -  The history of Brazilian soccer comes to life through an extensive collection of documents, tickets, trading cards, stamps, and other paper items at Sao Paulo's Museum of Football where an exhibit titled Football on Paper opened on Saturday (November 30).

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The exhibit features hundreds of paper and electronic media items documenting the history of soccer in Brazil, one of the country's best known "passions".

Visitors can see tickets to past World Cup matches from 1930 to 2010, or a programme, such as the 1950 World Cup in Brazil and other items that tell the story of soccer's colourful past in the South American country.

The museum, housed at the Paulo Machado Carvalho Municipal Stadium, brought together the collections of 12 collectors and five Brazilian soccer clubs to create the exhibit which will run until April.

One of the collectors, Moacir Andrade, said he was happy to be able to share his collection.

"So, I feel like a mere holder and not the owner of this collection in the sense that it is in temporarily with me. And I am very happy, as long as I can, to exhibit it, to not to keep it selfishly. I just want to share my passion with these people so everyone can see the importance of this so they can tell not only the history of Brazilian football, but the evolution of Brazilian graphic design," Andrade said.

The exhibit opened just months ahead of the 2014 World Cup which is scheduled to open in Sao Paulo on June 12.