Celebrating the passion of the people for football – that in the words of FIFA President Gianni Infantino is the DNA of football’s world governing body’s new museum in Zurich.
Opening the 3,000 square metre museum which has on show the current World Cup trophies for men and women was the first official duty for the new president.
“We can see that what matters in football is the colour of the shirts of the teams and nothing else. Which is excellent and we can really see the history of world football from all continents-from every place. It is really moving and touching and I think very important it has been done,” he said.
Over a 1,000 objects,1,400 photographs, 500 videos and 60 screens make up the exhibits with a giant pinball machine for visitors to have a go at.
Among the fun the president stressed implementing the wide-ranging reforms which were passed on Friday would be his immediate priority.