Thirty two national teams participated in the 20th 2014 FIFA World Cup, which was held in Brazil from the 12th of June to the 13th of July, 2014.
Russian football team has successfully held the qualifying tournament in one of the European groups, getting ahead the strong team of Portugal, and passed to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The yellow-blue armadillo was the official mascot of 2014 FIFA World Cup. The name Fuleco was chosen by more than 1.7 million football fans. Fuleco won with 48% of the vote. FIFA registered rights to the smiling armadillo holding a soccer ball in his hands.
The official ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup was named Adidas Brazuca according to the fans voting results.
The official commemorative stamp “2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil” depicts the official ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup named Brazuca and the mascot Fuleco against the plan of a football field in the background.
Design: S. Kapranov.
Face value: 50 RUB
Size of souvenir sheet: 107 × 60 mm, diameter of the stamp in the souvenir sheet: 33 mm.
Circulation: 100 thousand souvenir sheets.