Museum blog

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

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.

Luca Boller, new ambassador of the FIFA World Football Museum.
Luca Boller, new ambassador of the FIFA World Football Museum.

Luca Boller will take on the role on 16 July 2020, at the opening of the new section of the permanent exhibition entitled “The Virtual Pitch”.

The Virtual Pitch | ©FIFA Museum
The Virtual Pitch | ©FIFA Museum

The boundary between simulation and reality is becoming increasingly blurred. With virtual football growing in popularity daily, the FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich has decided to turn the spotlight on this global cultural phenomenon by opening a new exhibition area dedicated to the digital game’s technology and competitions as well as its accompanying lifestyle – from past, present and future perspectives. “The Virtual Pitch” will be open to visitors from 16 July 2020 as part of the permanent exhibition.

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

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.

Fan Movement by FIFA enters the FIFA World Football Museum | ©FIFA Museum
Fan Movement by FIFA enters the FIFA World Football Museum | ©FIFA Museum

Newly curated exhibits from fans to be showcased in the FIFA World Football Museum, The museum celebrates the rich heritage of football and the game’s unique ability to connect and inspire people around the world.

The Rainbow at the FIFA World Football Museum | ©FIFA Museum
The Rainbow at the FIFA World Football Museum | ©FIFA Museum

We look forward to welcoming you back to the FIFA World Football Museum and Sportsbar 1904 from 10:00 CEST on Tuesday.

At the end of May, the Swiss Federal Council announced a further relaxation of measures to combat coronavirus. As part of this relaxation, we are delighted to be able to offer children's birthday parties, guided tours and events at the FIFA World Football Museum again as of this weekend. Of course, this will be done in compliance with hygiene and safety measures.

As part of its educational programme, the FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich is offering school groups free entry to the permanent exhibition.