Brazil shows off World Cup memorabilia

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Brazil shows off World Cup memorabilia

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An exhibition to celebrate Brazil’s record five World Cup triumphs opened this week in Rio De Janeiro.

The memorabilia on display includes boots, balls and kits which belonged to some of Brazil’s greatest players who participated in country’s World Cup victories.

The exhibition is the brainchild of 1970 World Cup winning captain Carlos Alberto Torres, who plans to take other similar memorabilia around the country for all to see.

Torres said: “Our big idea is to take this as a travelling exhibition throughout Brazil, to present it to everyone, not only the pieces on display here, but other pieces given from world champion players for all fans of Brazil to enjoy.”

Torres’s medal from 1970 is also on display but not all pieces represent the glory times.

One of the exhibition’s prized possessions include a pair of boots used in the 1950 World Cup, which Brazil hosted but lost to neighbours Uruguay in the deciding match.

Brazil will get another chance at winning on home soil and to also expand their museum collection next year when they host FIFA’s flagship event for a second time.