FIFA Football World Cup 2010 Wallpapers (for Minimalism Lovers)

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The 2010 Football World Cup is coming up in a couple of days and we decided to celebrate this event with an exclusive set of very simple Footbal World Cup wallpapers for minimalism lovers, created by Oliver Twardowski1 especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers. The World Cup will be held in South Africa, between 11 June and 11 July 2010, and will involve 32 teams competing for the title.

The wallpapers are grouped in countries and presented in the alphabetical order. The design is very minimal: the only changing detail of the design is the horizontal line presented on the bottom of the wallpaper. The idea was to keep the design very subtle and simple, making it possible for you to actually use the wallpaper within your work environment. So you should be able to place all desktop icons on the wallpapers without moving things around.

Algeria Link

Argentina Link

Australia Link

Brazil Link

Cameroon Link

Chile Link

Denmark Link

England Link

France Link

Germany Link

Ghana Link

Greece Link

Honduras Link

Italy Link

Ivory Coast Link

Japan Link

Mexico Link

Netherlands Link

New Zealand Link

Nigeria Link

North Korea Link

Paraguay Link

Portugal Link

Serbia Link

Slovakia Link

Slovenia Link

South Africa Link

South Korea Link

Spain Link

Switzerland Link

Uruguay Link

USA Link

2010 Footbal World Cup Resources Link

Extra Bonus: iPad Wallpaper .PSD Template Link

As a bonus to this release we also release an iPad wallpaper kit, also designed by Oliver Twardowski101 especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers. With overlays for highlighting the viewable part of the wallpaper when the iPad is turned in horizontal or vertical direction. Designing an iPad wallpaper can be kind of tricky because of the different directions that the iPad can be turned in. That’s why the designer created that template to give him a little assitance of seeing what areas of the 1024×1024px wallpaper are visible when the iPad is turned horizontal or vertical.

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Download the set for free! Link

The set is released under Creative Commons license. You can use it for all your projects for free and without any restrictions. Please link to this article if you want to spread the word. You may modify the theme as you wish. The template is based upon iPad GUI PSD103.

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An example of an iPad wallpaper created with the iPad wallpaper template.

Thank you, Oliver. We appreciate your work and your efforts!

Footnotes Link

  1. 1 http://www.addictedtocoffee.de
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  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/argentina_1680x1050.jpg
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  7. 7 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/argentina_2560x1440.jpg
  8. 8 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/australia_1680x1050.jpg
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  14. 14 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/cameroon_1680x1050.jpg
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  17. 17 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/chile_1680x1050.jpg
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  29. 29 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/germany_1680x1050.jpg
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  35. 35 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/greece_1680x1050.jpg
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  38. 38 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/honduras_1680x1050.jpg
  39. 39 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/honduras_1600x1200.jpg
  40. 40 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/honduras_2560x1440.jpg
  41. 41 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/1680x1050_italy.jpg
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  50. 50 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/mexico_1680x1050.jpg
  51. 51 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/mexico_1600x1200.jpg
  52. 52 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/mexico_2560x1440.jpg
  53. 53 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/netherlands_1680x1050.jpg
  54. 54 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/netherlands_1600x1200.jpg
  55. 55 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/netherlands_2560x1440.jpg
  56. 56 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/new_zealand_1680x1050.jpg
  57. 57 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/new_zealand_1600x1200.jpg
  58. 58 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/new_zealand_2560x1440.jpg
  59. 59 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/nigeria_1680x1050.jpg
  60. 60 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/nigeria_1600x1200.jpg
  61. 61 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/nigeria_2560x1440.jpg
  62. 62 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/north_korea_1680x1050.jpg
  63. 63 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/north_korea_1600x1200.jpg
  64. 64 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/north_korea_2560x1440.jpg
  65. 65 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/paraguay_1680x1050.jpg
  66. 66 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/paraguay_1600x1200.jpg
  67. 67 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/paraguay_2560x1440.jpg
  68. 68 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/portugal_1680x1050.jpg
  69. 69 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/portugal_1600x1200.jpg
  70. 70 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/portugal_2560x1440.jpg
  71. 71 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/serbia_1680x1050.jpg
  72. 72 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/serbia_1600x1200.jpg
  73. 73 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/serbia_2560x1440.jpg
  74. 74 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/slovakia_1680x1050.jpg
  75. 75 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/slovakia_1600x1200.jpg
  76. 76 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/slovakia_2560x1440.jpg
  77. 77 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/slovenia_1680x1050.jpg
  78. 78 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/slovenia_1600x1200.jpg
  79. 79 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/slovenia_2560x1440.jpg
  80. 80 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/south_africa_1680x1050.jpg
  81. 81 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/south_africa_1600x1200.jpg
  82. 82 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/south_africa_2560x1440.jpg
  83. 83 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/korea_1680x1050.jpg
  84. 84 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/korea_1600x1200.jpg
  85. 85 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/korea_2560x1440.jpg
  86. 86 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/spain_1680x1050.jpg
  87. 87 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/spain_1600x1200.jpg
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  89. 89 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/swiss_1680x1050.jpg
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  92. 92 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wm-wallpapers-set/uruguay_1680x1050.jpg
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  98. 98 http://www.en.excel-soccer-2010.de/
  99. 99 http://www.marca.com/deporte/futbol/mundial/sudafrica-2010/calendario-english.html
  100. 100 http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/index.html
  101. 101 http://www.addictedtocoffee.de/
  102. 102 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/ipad-wallpaper-template/ipad_wallpaper_template.zip
  103. 103 http://www.teehanlax.com/blog/2010/02/01/ipad-gui-psd/
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  1. 1

    NIGERIA All The Way!!! Thanks Smashing for the cool stuff.

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    Real stunning wallpapers!

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    NIGERIA All The Way!!!
    Thanks for the cool stuff :))

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    404 on Brazil Wallpapers :(

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  5. 5

    Is there a version without the flag colors at the bottom? I was looking for a really minimalist wallpaper and I loved the background image there.

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  6. 6

    How long before you get a C&D for using the logo top left? 10, 9, 8, 7 …

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    This works well on tricolors like France, but Australia for instance looks like a blue line with a red stain

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    Here is Great FIFA World Cup 2010 Free Wallpaper http://bit.ly/d4RL8m

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  9. 9

    One Tow Three Viva l’Algérie

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    If you are interested in these then you can download and print off mini foam hands for every team in the World Cup. They fit right on your finger.

    http://www.matica.com/paper-craft-toys/50/Mini-Printable-Foam-Hands-for-your-finger.html

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    The noise grain is way too coarse, doesn’t look too good on a big screen. The idea is good though, I’m thinking about fixing it a bit and posting my own version.

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    eh… not the best really.

    agree with luca, the grain is too coarse and with eddy, my country (australia) looks a bit dodgy
    the union jack could just be stretched out like all of the others (in proportion) and all of the stars could be placed at the same size they are now, in their according places. Not sure how that’d turn out.. but its worth a try

    obviously it’d be the same deal with new zealand then

    However! I like the ipad wallpaper a lot more.

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    Thanks for the IPAD psd

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  14. 14

    too simple for me! or even for other. not the best wallpaper I ever see. but what the heck right. Its Free! (:

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    Outstandingly average. Not pushing any bounderies here are we?

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    wtf?? I espected more from you…

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    Amazing how easy it is for people to complain about something that is FREE.

    Personally they aren’t my style but I appreciate the work it took to put these together. Looking forward to the world cup.

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    Not to get too picky here, but that’s sort of our job as designers and all these silhouettes appear Anglo / Caucasian with their hair. Would have been nice to suggest some more international and African represented players. After all, it is in South Africa this year.

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    Thats what I’m talking about! Nice one!
    Too sad that Turkey couldn’t make it…

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    DazzleCat Digital Agency

    June 6, 2010 4:56 pm

    3 Lions on a shirt…. :-) thanks for these

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    Daniel Correia

    June 6, 2010 5:55 pm

    FORÇA PORTUGAL!!!

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    Was excited to show off Australia’s colours. Too bad the flag is a few pixels in size… wtf? Why bother?

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      Hey Adman,

      yeah, it was kind of tricky to get some of the flags (australia, new zealand etc.) to fit in that design. But I think we managed that in a nice way without losing the minimal look with a to huge flag-part of the wallpaper.

      Oliver

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    Sandro Sannelli

    June 6, 2010 9:11 pm

    LOL

    The italian flag is wrong, it’s green-white-red, not the other way around….

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      Hey Sandro,

      where’s the problem?
      To me it looks like green-white-red on all sizes. Doesn’t it to you? :)

      Cheers, Oliver

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  24. 29

    Download them all, set them as desktop pix and randomly automatically changing them every 5 seconds. Awesome, thanks for sharing.

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    i like the wallpapers

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    South Africa all the way! :)

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    A collection of news about Slovenia and its opponents in Group C is available here: http://twitter.com/sloveniawcup

    Go Slovenia!

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  28. 34

    Let the games begin

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  29. 35

    Great wallpapers !!! I love minimalism! Thank you so much Oliver Twardowski for all your hardwork. I will recommend to all my minimalist friends :)

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  30. 37

    We created a wallpaper as well, including the iPhone version, if anyone is interested, here is the link: http://www.theforge.co.za/2010/06/01/support-bafana-bafana-in-the-world-cup-with-our-june-calendar-wallpaper/

    Enjoy!

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    And as ususal nothing for guys using 3 screens… ;)

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  32. 40

    Very nice indeed!

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    BTW, Does anyone know how to create a similar effect on Photoshop?

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  34. 42

    As a proud South African. I say Bring it on!
    Nice one Smashing!

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    I won’t use it (sorry, not a soccer fan) but the Dutch version would be much better by using only an orange bar instead of our red-white-blue national colors. (Search for ‘soccer Netherlands’ images at google and you’ll see why).
    My compliments for the very nice minimalistic effect.

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    Awesome stuff. Thanks a ton for sharing this resource.

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    mmm I don’t like this

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  39. 47

    With the vibrant, explosive color designs that rather embody the global theme of the World Cup, these wallpapers seem mis-branded and drab.

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  40. 48

    Thanks for the post beautiful wallpapers.

    Best Regards

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    Subhadeep Gayen

    June 7, 2010 8:41 am

    Truly saying i din enjoy the wallpapers, they look monotonous, but as for the psd file , thanks :)

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  42. 50

    Hey every1 :)

    Check out the wallpaper that I did for the world cup :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/magiusdesign/4670271606/

    Thanks!

    enjoy

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  43. 51

    FAIL. these are rubbish, sorry.

    what can i say? grainy grey, does nothing for the world cup.

    not exactly my idea of minimal either.

    but i appreciate the effort. I just expect higher quality from smashing.

    comon ENGLAND!

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  44. 52

    Awsome! thanks a lot :)

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  45. 53

    Perfect post for this FIFA season

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  46. 54

    football coming home !!

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  47. 55

    All very nice etc. but why not do a feature on South African web design Smashing?

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  48. 56

    sucks.. how do any of these web style elements connect with FIFA? I understand its just a wall paper, but why post this ? Really bad.

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  49. 57

    1.. 2.. 3.. Viva l’Algerie!! :D

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    hi this is my teem and i love football
    i am nepali and from nepal we love football
    Spain
    England
    Brazil
    tahnks for fifa

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