Hyundai Holds Grand Ceremony for FIFA World Football Museum Exhibition

…Features World Heritage Objects Pelé, Maradona, Messi, Ronaldo, Others

Hyundai Motor, the Official Automotive Partner of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, on Monday held the grand opening ceremony of the special exhibition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, “FIFA World Football Museum presented by Hyundai” at Hyundai Motorstudio Moscow.

This exhibition celebrates the FIFA World Cup™ through the passion and devotion of the fans and tells the event’s history through the players who have left an indelible mark on it in the past.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Winner’s Trophy, alongside the Jules Rimet Cup™, the original FIFA World Cup™ Trophy between 1930 and 1970, will be unveiled during the opening ceremony.

“It is very meaningful to open the exhibition of the FIFA World Football Museum here in Moscow, the capital of the host country Russia and home of the Hyundai Motorstudio Moscow, Hyundai’s brand center.” Wonhee Lee, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor said. “We worked together to give football loving fans from Russia and the rest of the world, a very special firsthand experience during this FIFA World Cup™ tournament.”

Roberto Carlos with the Jules Rimet Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup Winners Trophy

Fatma Samoura, Secretary General of FIFA said, “We are fortunate to be witnessing history in the making with the 2018 FIFA World Cup. I consider it FIFA’s duty to constantly shed a light upon what brought us here: all of those who wrote the history of football and of the FIFA World Cup. And it is important to remember that football fans are a fundamental part of this history. I am delighted to see all of these elements celebrated by the FIFA World Football Museum and our dear partner Hyundai in this fantastic exhibition here in Moscow.”

The exhibition will feature select world football heritage objects from the FIFA World Football Museum™.

–       Jules Rimet Cup™

–       2018 FIFA World Cup™ Winner’s Trophy (will be on display 9, 16, 23 and 27 of June*)

–       64 Adidas Telstar Official Match Balls used to kick-off each game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™

–      Objects belonging to players like Pelé, Diego Maradona, Lev Yashin, Lionel Messi, and Cristiano Ronaldo


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