While we get ready to enjoy the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, where 32 teams will compete for soccer’s ultimate prize, the Forest Lawn Museum is presenting GOOOOL! The World Cup’s Greatest Moments, an original art exhibition supported by the FIFA World Football Museum in Zürich, Switzerland.
Images, jerseys, soccer balls, medals, tickets, and other soccer objects that reveal the greatest and most controversial moments in soccer history—spanning from a pennant awarded to Garrincha, the hero of Brazil’s second World Cup victory in 1962, to the 1998 FIFA World Cup France™ jersey belonging to Zinédine Zidane, one of only three players since 1966 to score twice in a final—are now on display at the Forest Lawn Museum. The exhibit will continue through Sep. 16, 2018.
GOOOOL! The World Cup’s Greatest Moments features 15 soccer jerseys from renowned FIFA players from the 1920s to 2010, and objects from four of the six regional confederations that help make up FIFA: The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).
“In countries like the United States, where every nationality is represented, millions of soccer fans of all ages and backgrounds are inspired by the lifelong dedication and passion of the world’s players, who serve as a great source of local, regional and national pride that transcends our differing customs, cultures, and politics,” said Ana Pescador, Forest Lawn Museum Director. “This exhibition demonstrates why soccer is the world’s most popular sport, an international obsession and tradition that unites families, friends, and rivals, especially every four years during the FIFA World Cup since 1930.”
GOOOOL! The World Cup’s Greatest Moments is an exhibition that builds on Forest Lawn Museum’s ongoing efforts to present subjects and installations that resonate with contemporary society.
The Forest Lawn Museum, part of Forest Lawn-Glendale, is located at 1712 S. Glendale Blvd., in Glendale, CA. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission and parking are free. Call (323) 340-4545 or visit forestlawn.com for more information.