Stamp issue commemorating national Colombian football team

July 11th, 2014

The design of the new postage stamp produced by Colombian Post is based on a leaf block consists of 2 stamps of different size.

The first illustrates the shield of the Colombian Football Federation, the governing body of the sport, moving forward from the traditional ball on a yellow background.

The second depicts the network of lines. It is a version of the logo of the federation which is placed in a hexagonal pattern, symbol widely used to represent the cohesion and teamwork.

To Adriana López Barragán, President of National Postal Services SA, "The Selection Colombia embodies the values of the national sport, expressed through effort, perseverance and dedication of our players, as a precept of fair play and competitive spirit. Therefore, as a Colombian, I have suffered and enjoyed every game, I am proud to pay tribute to a team that gave everything for classification."

The commissioning ceremony in honor of the new stamp issue, was held on Friday May 23, at the Plaza de Armas of the Presidential Palace, with the assistance of the President of the Republic, Juan Manuel Santos; President of National Postal Services Adriana López Barragán; members of the Colombian Football Federation and other personalities of the country.