Celebrate Countdown to 2018 FIFA World Cup with New Exhibition GOOOOL! The World Cup’s Greatest Moments

This summer, while the world’s attention turns to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, where 32 teams will compete for soccer’s ultimate prize, Forest Lawn Museum is proud to present GOOOOL! The World Cup’s Greatest Moments, an original art exhibition supported by the FIFA World Football Museum in Zürich, Switzerland.

FIFA World-Cup Gooool Exhibit

FIFA World-Cup Gooool Exhibit

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—will be on display in GOOOOL! The World Cup’s Greatest Moments at Forest Lawn Museum from May 3 through September 16, 2018. 

GOOOOL! The World Cup’s Greatest Moments is also presented in association with the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles, which in June will display Goles y Pasiones: 11 Décadas de Futbol en México (Goals and Passions: 11 Decades of Soccer in Mexico). 

In Forest Lawn Museum’s exhibition GOOOOL! The World Cup’s Greatest Moments, the focus is on significant soccer events and rare collectibles that will forever remind visitors of the triumphs, heartbreaks and real-life heroes like Pelé (Brazil), Diego Maradona (Argentina), and Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) that continue to motivate young, aspiring soccer players and fans everywhere.

GOOOOL! The World Cup’s Greatest Moments will feature 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. 

Yahoo! Travel named Forest Lawn Museum one of the Top 10 Free Museums in the country. It is housed on the 290-acre site of Forest Lawn–Glendale, which has been a renowned Southern California landmark since 1906. Featuring a stunning array of art, architecture and three beautiful chapels—Forest Lawn is committed to enriching the community through the educational presentation of artwork that focuses on history, culture and religion.

GOOOOL! The World Cup’s Greatest Moments will be open to the public from May 3 through September 16, 2018 at the Forest Lawn Museum, Forest Lawn-Glendale, 1712 S. Glendale Blvd., Glendale, California. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM. Admission and parking are FREE. Call 323.340.4545 or visit www.forestlawn.com for more information.

Susie Albin-Najera
Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at info@themexicoreport.com

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