When the World Cup began in 1930, only 13 teams participated. Now it involves more than 200 countries, and has truly become the international competition it was intended to be. Containing 30 facsimile pieces of rare memorabilia sure to delight fans, The Treasures of the World Cup tells the story of this quadrennial festival. Along with an authoritative account of all 19 tournaments and a preview of Brazil 2014, it includes features on the superstars, memorable moments for each of the finals, maps of the venues, and results boxes. Facsimile items include: soccer programs, match tickets, posters, stickers, postcards, and correspondence gathered from the National Football Museum and other private collections around the world.