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09.07.1972. Both teams are seen lined up prior to the Final between Brazil and Portuagal, in Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro. © Abraham Klein Archive/FIFA Museum
09.07.1972. Both teams are seen lined up prior to the Final between Brazil and Portuagal, in Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro. © Abraham Klein Archive/FIFA Museum
History and Culture

Brazil’s Taça Independência 50 years on

Fifty years ago today, Brazil beat Portugal in the Final of the Taça Independência (Brazil Independence Cup) in what was the biggest gathering of football nations ever before 1982. Not only did the Final pit world champions Brazil against its former colonial power, there was also a sting in the tail that still intrigues us today…

Museum Life

Gianluca Zambrotta: With omelettes to the World Cup title

FIFA Museum Ambassador Gianluca Zambrotta entertained over 150 guests at this week's History Makers Live Talk at the FIFA Museum with a series of anecdotes from his career. He also had a few tips for ambitious young footballers and a surprise for museum director Marco Fazzone.

Museum Life

Gianluca Zambrotta’s inaugural visit as FIFA Museum Ambassador

Check out the video of Zambrotta visiting the FIFA Museum in Zurich for the first time as official FIFA Museum Ambassador to meet the team and relive some of his fondest memories.

Museum Life

Heather O’Reilly adds pin to the Wall of Champions

When a world champion visits the FIFA Museum, he or she is traditionally reunited with the trophy they lifted at the Final. This week, we had the pleasure of welcoming the USA’s Heather O'Reilly, FIFA Women’s World Cup™ champion in 2015, to the museum.

Museum Life

Amandine Henry’s screamer and a successful start into ambassadorship

Last Saturday, FIFA Museum Ambassador Prisca Steinegger had her first official appearance as ambassador when she hosted her first Football Live Analysis with our two established FIFA football experts Pascal "Zubi" Zuberbühler and Chris Loxston. The trio analysed the UEFA Women's Champions League final. Special guest of the evening was German World Cup winner Anja Mittag.

Museum Life

Lothar Matthäus at the FIFA Museum: An intuitive global career

As part of the cultural programme series "History Makers",  Germany world champion and iconic international Lothar Matthäus recalled the greatest moments of his career at the FIFA Museum in front of an audience of more than 100 people. One expression was a recurring theme throughout the entire evening.

Museum Life

Steve McClaren: "We are trying to close the gap".

Last Thursday evening FIFA Museum Ambassador Pascal Zuberbühler welcomed former England national team coach Steve McClaren and FIFA football expert Chris Loxston as part of our Cultural Programme.

Museum Life

Take a look at the new extended FIFA World Cup Gallery

Join our Content Developer Jennifer for a sneak peek into the new extension of the FIFA World Cup Gallery and discover the trophies and medals on display.

Museum Life

Diego Forlan: ”Everybody makes history while playing”

While in Doha for the 72nd FIFA Congress and the Final Draw for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 we met with our international museum ambassador Diego Forlán to talk about his role as FIFA Museum Ambassador and how quickly footballers can make history.   

Museum Life

FIFA Museum adds a piece of African football history to its collection

The FIFA Museum acquired the shirt of Comoros defender Chaker Alhadhur from the round of 16 match against hosts Cameroon at the African Cup of Nations in January where he found himself in the position of goalkeeper.

The FIFA U-20 World Cup Trophy, FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Trophy, FIFA U-17 World Cup Trophy and FIFA U-17Women’s World Cup Trophy (left to right) in the showcase at the FIFA Museum. | © FIFA Museum
The FIFA U-20 World Cup Trophy, FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Trophy, FIFA U-17 World Cup Trophy and FIFA U-17Women’s World Cup Trophy (left to right) in the showcase at the FIFA Museum. | © FIFA Museum
Museum Life

The competitions represented by the newly displayed trophies and medals

With the opening of the FIFA World Cup Gallery extension, the FIFA Museum now has ten additional trophies and three Olympic medals on display. They represent the wide range of tournaments hosted by FIFA, or in the case of the Olympic Games, organised by FIFA.

History and Culture

The Africa Cup through the lens of Faouzi Mahjoub

The Tunisian football journalist and expert Faouzi Mahjoub was a long-time companion of the Africa Cup of Nations. With a selection of images from his archive, we take a look back on the finals between 1962 and 1986.

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