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UPDATE: Kempes visit cancelled

We regret to inform you that due to flight complications, Mario Kempes will unfortunately not be visiting the FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich today (15.01.2020). We are deeply sorry for any inconvenience that this might have caused.

History and Culture

The origins of Association Football Part 2 - The Carterhaugh Ba Game of 1815

No history of football would be complete without reference to the Carterhaugh Ba Game (Ba being the Scottish term for football) which took place in Scotland on 4 December 1815. Our museum’s historian Guy Oliver digs deep to uncover the historical significance of this match.

Museum Life

Starting this weekend children's birthday parties, guided tours and events are back at the FIFA Museum

At the end of May, the Swiss Federal Council announced a further relaxation of measures to combat coronavirus. As part of this relaxation, we are delighted to be able to offer children's birthday parties, guided tours and events at the FIFA World Football Museum again as of this weekend. Of course, this will be done in compliance with hygiene and safety measures.

History and Culture

Sustainability at mega sporting-events – challenging but possible

On 4 December, the FIFA World Football Museum organized a panel discussion about sustainability at sporting mega-events like World Cups or Olympic Games. Three guests were invited to discuss the topic from their perspective.

Museum Life

Puskás-Awards: Award-winning goals in the Museum

Enjoy the Puskás-Award-winning goals of the last ten years now on display in a temporary mini-exhibition.

Museum Life

Club football has arrived at the FIFA World Football Museum

The FIFA Club World Cup gives us the rare opportunity to dig into our archives for club kit and memorabilia.

Museum Life

Seven chapters of football in the Arab world

The special exhibition ‘Foot et Monde Arabe’ highlights milestones and stories of football in the Arab world in seven chapters (and a bonus). Find out what they are.

Museum Life

World Champions visit the FIFA World Football Museum

Between November 9th and 16th, the Swiss town of Winterthur near Zurich was host to the 4th World Deaf Futsal Championships. During their off-days, several teams and a delegation of referees used their free time to visit the FIFA World Football Museum.

Museum Life

Mini Exhibition: FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup then and now

A little sand, sun, and beach soccer has come to the FIFA Museum! With the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup kicking off in Paraguay, we are presenting a mini-exhibition looking back at the history of the tournament and the quirks that make beach soccer unique.

History and Culture

'Every dimension of society can be found within football'

Stanislas Frenkiel is an expert on Algerian football, award winning author and lecturer at a university. We talked to him about the importance of football in Algeria, how Algerian players where treated in France after the Algerian war and why he likes to meet players.

History and Culture

Egypt’s Record-Goalkeeper Essam El Hadary: 'The FIFA Museum brings the history of football to life'

His goalkeeper gloves and jersey from his record breaking game at the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 are part of the special exhibition ‘Foot et Monde Arabe’. We sat down with Essam El Hadary to talk about their story and how it feels to be part of a museum.

History and Culture

Women's Football Pioneer Jordan Gets on the Big Stage

In 2016, a new milestone in FIFA history was reached in Jordan. For the first time, a women's World Cup was held in the Arab world.

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