Origins: Meso-American ball games

The second chapter of our digital exhibition “Origins: Pre-Histories of Football” shines a light on the history of ball games in Meso-America. Such games were fundamental for the political, social and ritual life of the communities and empires in that region.

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Museum Life

New video: Celebrating Paolo Rossi at the FIFA Museum

In December, one year after the passing of Italian international Paolo Rossi, we gathered at the FIFA Museum together with his family and teammates who won the 1982 World Cup to both remember him and pay tribute to his life. Watch our latest video to relive this emotional event.

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Museum LifeOrigins: Pre-Histories of Football

The FIFA Museum’s first digital exhibition explores four different ball games from different eras and geographical regions. The first chapter focuses on the Japanese game Kemari.

Media ReleaseFIFA Museum unveils new name and logo

“FIFA World Football Museum” becomes “FIFA Museum” to focus on celebrating and safeguarding football heritage and culture globally.

News & InfoUnlimited access to the FIFA Museum for a year with the new season card

The FIFA Museum documents the history of football as it is being written. The new season card gives visitors unlimited access to the museum for one year.