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Emotional memories of 2006 on film and in live talk

The first edition of our new “Cinema” live talks in cooperation with the Zurich Film Festival was a resounding success. The sold-out world premiere of the film When the World Watched: Italy 2006 was followed by an exciting live talk at the FIFA Museum.

History and Culture

Watch our third live talk webinar about Greco-Roman ball games

Enjoy our third live talk webinar accompanying our digital exhibition “Origins: Pre-Histories of Football”. Don’t forget to sign up for the last webinar of the series on Meso-American ball games.

Museum Life

Virtual football and stories from the museum archive delight visitors

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.

History and Culture

The three touches that broke a million hearts

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.

History and Culture

Watch the first two Live Talk Webinars about the Origins of Football

You can now watch the first two Live Talk Webinars accompanying our digital exhibition “Origins: Pre-Histories of Football”. Don’t forget to sign up for the remaining two webinars on Greco-Roman and Meso-American ball games.

Museum Life

FIFA Museum Ambassador Diego Forlan delivers a piece of history

On his first visit to the FIFA Museum in Zurich as FIFA Museum Ambassador, former Uruguayan international Diego Forlan brought along a piece of football history: his adidas Golden Ball Trophy from the FIFA World Cup 2010™ in South Africa.

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.

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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.

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