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Museum Life

The Showcase: Mexico 1970

To celebrate 50 years since the 1970 FIFA World Cup, the FIFA Museum takes you through an exhibit dedicated to the tournament that introduced substitutions as well as yellow and red cards.

Rudolf Kreitlein - FIFA WC 1966 quarter-final England - Argentina
Referee Rudolf Kreitlein facing Argentinian players at the 1966 FIFA World Cup quarter-final. © Getty
History and Culture

Germany’s “Brave Little Tailor”

How German referee Rudolf Kreitlein played a vital role in the invention of the yellow and red cards during the 1966 FIFA World Cup in England.

FIFA Fan Movement Memory Jars at the FIFA World Football Museum | ©FIFA Museum
FIFA Fan Movement Memory Jars at the FIFA World Football Museum | ©FIFA Museum
Museum Life

New at the Museum: 11 fan objects and their stories

Today the memory jars exhibition area at the FIFA World Football Museum welcomed eleven new arrivals from around the world. These eleven objects, sent in by members of the FIFA Fan Movement, are now on display for all visitors. They are presented with their individual story, as told by their owner.

Museum Life

Renovation works: new exhibition area coming soon

Part of the area on the first floor featuring our permanent exhibition is currently under renovation. The Football Pinball and Football Lab are nevertheless still open to visitors.

History and Culture

Turning Back the Clock: Ben Millers – the all-American heroes

One hundred years ago this month, an all-American team from the Midwest made history by becoming champions of the USA, breaking the stranglehold of the immigrant-based clubs from the industrial northeast.

History and Culture

A first for Mexico, a worthy man of the match and a Final for the history books

After nine weeks of historic football, the #WorldCupAtHome came to an end this week. Before we recap the grand Finale of Russia 2018, we witness Mexico lifting their very first FIFA trophy, and a central defender who gave a new meaning to ‘Man of the Match’.

History and Culture

A decisive assist, two rare goals and revenge for two teams

At last weekend’s #WorldCupAtHome matches, we witnessed a critical assist by a young star before his football career really took off. Additionally we watched a Frenchman score the only two goals of his international career, while two teams avenged their previous defeats.

History and Culture

Turning Back the Clock: Football a Hundred Years Ago – The 1920 Copa del Rey Final

This week, to mark the centenary of Barcelona's 1920 Copa del Rey triumph, we look back at what Spanish football was like a hundred years ago and uncover one of football's greatest historical curiosities – the story of how Barcelona have effectively been deprived of eight Spanish championships.

History and Culture

A young champion, an old rivalry, an unexpected end and a historic copycat

Last weekend at the #WorldCupAtHome we witnessed one of the greatest players in the history of football in his first major tournament. We also observed the peak of a great rivalry as well as a moment of great sportsmanship in the face of a bitter defeat.

History and Culture

A shattered dream, the end of an era and two great goalkeepers

The past #WorldCupAtHome weekend began with the shattered dream of a host nation. We also experienced the end of a 20-year era and were able to watch two great goalkeepers at work.

History and Culture

The farewell of the first Football Knight

England’s Stanley Matthews is still considered one of the first great stars of football. He was the first professional footballer to be knighted while still active. His status in the football world was underlined by the caliber of the players who joined him for his testimonial game on this day 55 years ago.

History and Culture

Turning back the Clock: Football a hundred years ago – The 1920 FA Cup Final

The 2019/20 football season had to pause worldwide just when it started to get interesting. So we turn the clock back a hundred years to find out how football finished the 1919/20 season while recovering from another pandemic – the Spanish Flu. The first article takes us back to the 1920 FA Cup Final between Aston Villa and Huddersfield Town.

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