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Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 | Written by:

Champions Websites

fifa_titleIt`s been almost ten days since the world cup has ended, and I`m still thinking of it. I can`t believe that we have to wait 4 more years to the most beatifull and important sports event of the world. And I started thinking what could I talk about on the blog about the Fifa World Cup other, than logos and mascots so I got this idea, why not showcase the websites of the football federations that were once world champions? So I started the reaserach of the champions and their websites.

Argentina: 1978 – 1986 World Champion



The Argentinean Football Federation has the site I liked the most. I think it has a nice color palette, very well used. Also it has a nice use of a background image and I like the fact that it uses the homepage to display a lot of information. But it may have too much information on this section, in my opinion it should have less articles so we don’t have to scroll as far down to get to the bottom.

England: 1966 World Champion


A very clean site with a great use of colors and great structure.

France: 1998 World Champion


Another site I really liked, the only thing I find wrong is the fact that there is not an English version button (or it’s too hard to find, because I couldn’t).

Italy: 1934 – 1938 – 1982 – 2006 World Champion


The only thing to check is that the background image doesn’t match the entire background if u use a high resolution (a very common thing these days with widescreen LCD). Everything else is great, the structure of the site separating “hottest” news. And in the main menu u can find a nice mouse over preview effect.

Brazil: 1958 – 1962 – 1970 – 1994 – 2002 World Champion


I found that this site has some display problems on chrome. The details should be taken more serious. I feel the color palette is very poor and badly used. And the links are very commonly styled to the point that no link draws my attention, and not making me wanna check out the info. And also I wasn`t able to find an english language button.

Uruguay: 1930 – 1950 World Champion


This site needs to go through the transition to a modern website, it could have a better use of the color scheme the designer selected. The site is completely done with tables, and u can see the results for yourself.

Germany: 1954 – 1974 – 1990 World Champion


I like the huge news thicker telling the most important things, also it has a nice two colummon layout, another site with a very limited color palette but very well used. Some of the headlines could be bigger and with a more distinguishable color to make them more readable.

Spain: 2010 World Champion


Again this is another site that doesn’t displays correctly in Google Chrome, something very annoying; remember that this browser is gaining a lot of user these days. Another thing is that the content area with white background is not centered in the red background image, something that is very annoying the eye.

What do you think?

The idea here is for you to check out the sites and tell me what do u think of them and maybe had ourselves a nice design chat. And please if the designers that worked on these projects read this post take it as constructive criticism, the intension is not to offend anyone but to learn all together.
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About Franco Averta

Hi!, mi name is Franco Averta, i`m from Argentina. Currently I`m studying to become a Graphic Designer. I`m the founder of Concept Dezain, my design company. Contact me via email or follow me in Twitter or Facebook.

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15 Responses

July 20, 2010

good to see some good articles coming out of conceptdezain, and obviously good to see us moaning english included in the list. I may tempt fate and as where the usa mention is ? (oh yeah you havent won a world cup yet ;) haha.
Love it!

July 20, 2010

The spanish website has the most simplest look of all the other websites

July 21, 2010

great list, i vote for italian website to be the winner :)

July 21, 2010

Glad u liked @Jared. My favs are Argentina, Italy and France in that order. Nice design, nice colors

July 22, 2010

i personally love to watch video- so i would have to say i like Italy’s site the best. it has all the elements that i like in a site, eye catching, video, content, interaction…i can see myself spending 3 + minutes on this site and that’s a long time for me.

August 8, 2010

I like Spain website. Thank you for sharing this. I really appreciate your post.