The 2014 Football World Cup will be held in Brazil between 12 June and 13 July 2014. Brazil, as the host nation, automatically qualifies for the World Cup but since 2002 the defending champions have not enjoyed automatic qualification. The opening match will be played in São Paulo and the final in the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The colours of the mascot (blue, green and yellow) refer to the Brazilian national colours and its name "Fuleco" was chosen in an online vote.
Magyar Posta is issuing a special stamp to mark the 20th Football World Cup. In the centre of the graphic composition of the stamp, there is a football referring to the sport and Brazil, the nation hosting the World Cup.
The stamp was designed by the graphic artist Attila Elekes and produced by the ANY Security Printing Company. The new issue is available at large post offices and Filaposta in Hungary from 4 June, but may also be purchased from Magyar Posta's online store.