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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.

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

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’.

The FIFA World Football Museum will be open on Ascension Day and on both Whit Sunday and Whit Monday.

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.

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.

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.