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World Cup glory: Portraits of football gods in historical uniforms exhibited in St. Petersburg01:51

World Cup glory: Portraits of football gods in historical uniforms exhibited in St. Petersburg

Russian Federation, St. Petersburg
June 22, 2018 at 15:11 GMT -00:00 · Published

St. Petersburg's Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts is hosting an exhibition by the Italian artist Fabrizio Birimbelli entitled "Like the Gods."

It features over 40 portraits of world football legends past and present, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Mohamed Salah and Diego Costa - all of them in historical uniforms.

"I like the fact that you can see players as generals and leaders, because during the matches, during the 90 minutes, you feel that they're really your representatives, that they're really your leaders," said Birimbelli.

The project will run through the World Cup, which is held at 12 stadiums in 11 cities of Russia from June 14 to July 15.

World Cup glory: Portraits of football gods in historical uniforms exhibited in St. Petersburg01:51
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St. Petersburg's Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts is hosting an exhibition by the Italian artist Fabrizio Birimbelli entitled "Like the Gods."

It features over 40 portraits of world football legends past and present, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Mohamed Salah and Diego Costa - all of them in historical uniforms.

"I like the fact that you can see players as generals and leaders, because during the matches, during the 90 minutes, you feel that they're really your representatives, that they're really your leaders," said Birimbelli.

The project will run through the World Cup, which is held at 12 stadiums in 11 cities of Russia from June 14 to July 15.

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