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A World Cup Museum Popped Up In Jeddah

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Yes, Saudi Arabia is crazy about football, and now with the victory over Argentina, the fervour is on another level.
One of the best places to catch the excitement of the game is Jeddah, where screens playing the matches have been installed all over town and a world cup museum has been set up just for the duration of the FIFA World Cup.

The World Cup has come a long way, and the museum takes you through it, right from the very first one in 1930, through carefully curated exhibits.

Among the exhibits on display are a leather match ball from England that dates back to 1930.


A major draw is England’s 1966 World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks’ pair of gloves. He was one of the first in the game to use gloves.

There are also the jerseys of many football legends on display.

Plus, there’s also a collection of every single football used, right from the 1930 edition of the cup to the 2018 one.


The museum sits within a fan zone called “The Beautiful Game” that’s filled with so many football-related activities. Football fans know where to head this weekend.

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