The FIFA World Football Museum presents a new selection of stories on the topic of refereeing. Twenty intimate showcases explore a selection of interesting facts about the duties of match officials and notable moments from refereeing history.
The blast of a whistle is a familiar sound in football, bringing to mind an individual who has the most critical role on the pitch – the Referee. They are the guardians of the Laws of the Game, keeping time, ensuring that matches are played according to the Laws, sanctioning those who break the Laws, and maintaining the official record of match events.
The FIFA World Football Museum expands the subject of refereeing in the permanent exhibition with a new selection of objects, archive documents and FIFA footage. These items illustrate 20 stories about refereeing, providing a glimpse into the rich history of match officials.