The FIFA World Cup is always an exciting event! This year, Russia will be hosting the games from June 14 to July 15, and 32 national teams will be participating. To get you into the sportive spirit, we selected some photos from our collection.


After years of preparation and practices…

Soccer team practice, 1940


Soccer team practice, 1940


The time to play has arrived!

Arts ’23 soccer team, 1921


People from all over the world will go to Russia to watch their players in action…

Soccer game in stadium, 1957


But most of us will watch TV to see the games and cheer for our preferred team.

Norman MacKenzie playing soccer


Exhibition soccer game, 1949


But only one will take the trophy at the end of the event!

Unidentified sports trophy


Take this month to enjoy watching some of the matches, because this tournament only happens once every four years.

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