Your Guide to Buying Football World Cup Final Programmes

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Your Guide to Buying Football World Cup Final Programmes

Many football fans collect football World Cup final programmes and use them as valuable investments. The programmes provide information on the matches and the players. When purchasing football World Cup final programmes, be sure to consider their authenticity, value, and condition.

 

Authenticity of Final Programmes

The first football world cup took place in 1930 and every four years since then. Therefore, you could find quite a number of old and vintage final programmes. In this case, their authenticity is of the utmost importance because reproduced programmes are not as valuable as genuine ones. The authenticity is especially essential if you decide to buy a signed programme. Generally, try to look for football programmes that come with a certificate of authenticity from a reputable institution.

 

Value of Final Programmes

The final game is only one event from the World Cup series and therefore you are looking for quite specific items. These games occur once in four years and therefore the programmes, especially older ones, are quite valuable and rare. If the programme has a signature from a professional football player who played in the match, the value grows even more.

 

Condition of Final Programmes

The final programmes are paper, a material that is easily susceptible to damage. Therefore, you should pay close attention to the programme's condition, especially when dealing with a truly old one. Look for tears and missing sheets. It is essential to look inside the programme, if possible, and not just judge it by what you can see on the cover.

 

Football World Cup Finals Games

Every four years, a different country organises the football World Cup. Know which country hosted the event to start looking for a programme from the relevant country. Note that there was no World Cup in 1942 and 1946 due to the Second World War.

 

Year of World Cup

Location

Final Match

1930

Uruguay

Uruguay, Argentina

1934

Italy

Italy, Czechoslovakia

1938

France

Italy, Hungary

1950

Brazil

Uruguay, Brazil

1954

Switzerland

West Germany, Hungary

1958

Sweden

Brazil, Sweden

1962

Chile

Brazil, Czechoslovakia

1966

England

England, West Germany

1970

Mexico

Brazil, Italy

1974

West Germany

West Germany, Netherlands

1978

Argentina

Argentina, Netherlands

1982

Spain

Italy, West Germany

1986

Mexico

Argentina, West Germany

1990

Italy

West Germany, Argentina

1994

USA

Brazil, Italy

1998

France

France, Brazil

2002

South Korea, Japan

Brazil, Germany

2006

Germany

Italy, France

2010

South Africa

Spain, Netherlands

 

Information on which countries played in the Finals further simplifies the search for

programmes, as you can focus on those specific countries, as patriotic fans probably visited the game and purchased the programme.

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