More than 2000 museums guests took the opportunity of Zurich’s Long Night of Museums at the weekend to visit the FIFA Museum. The guided tours through the archives and the VR experience were particularly popular. We have captured the best pictures of the evening.
The USA v. Germany semi-final at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2003 was one of the best matches in the history of women’s football. Our collection contains the tactical notes of Germany coach Tina Theune that proved crucial to her team’s triumph, breaking American hearts in the process.
The Chinese ball game Cuju was played in a wide variety of forms and locations for almost 2,000 years. Cuju changed and developed over time, its development being spurred by technological developments and cultural changes.
Greece and Rome set new standards for organized sport, giving the world the Olympic Games and gladiatorial contests. Ball sports were relegated to the margins in these heroic times, but there is plenty of evidence that they were a part of everyday life.