Around the world in 211 jerseys? Colourful exhibition brings World Cup back to Italy

Even though Italy national football team failed to make it to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, a new exhibition under the title 'All Football Jerseys in the World' opened at the Palp Museum in Pontedera on Sunday to celebrate the global football flare, by displaying all 211 official football jerseys recognised by FIFA. «The disappointment of not participating in the World Cup is huge. But this is a... Еще small consolation,» exhibition organiser Luigi Vicinanza said. In addition to FIFA-recognised teams, 35-year-old Italian collector Simone Panizzi is believed to be the sole owner of all official football jerseys, some have even been donned by actual footballers on the green field. Collected over a period of five years, the football jerseys encompassed a range from more famous football teams to little-known islands off the coat of the Caribbean, tiny lands of in the Himalayas or the Vatican. Architect Luca Doveri and a team of developers also devised a system that will let visitors explore history of each jersey using one's smartphone from the date it was worn, who wore it to its funny anecdotes.

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