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The FIFA World Football Museum’s special exhibition “The Women’s Game” presented by Hyundai Motor Company has won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award 2020.

The FIFA Museum is pleased to unveil new objects dedicated to the story of women’s football, which illustrate its long and complex history. These new objects focus on key moments for women’s football that pushed the game forward.

The Isles of Scilly are home to the smallest league in the world. Even legends such as David Beckham and Patrick Vieira have paid a visit. Local player Andrew Hicks scores goals like Cristiano Ronaldo.

After four exciting qualifiers, the eight finalists for the grand final of the FIFA 20 Tournament at the FIFA Museum on Sunday, 30 August are finally set. The entrance for spectators is free.

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.

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The former Switzerland keeper has been signed up to make regular appearances on behalf of the museum both in Zurich and abroad as part of its exhibition and events programme.

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.
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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
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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.

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.

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.

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.