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© J. Brett Whitesell-ISI/FIFA Archives/FIFA Museum
© J. Brett Whitesell-ISI/FIFA Archives/FIFA Museum
History and Culture

20 years after the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup

20 years ago today, the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2003™ kicked off in Philadelphia, USA – a relatively last-minute change, as up until April of that year China had been down to hold the tournament’s fourth edition. Join us as we look back at some of the moments that etched themselves into the football history books.

Museum Life

Moments of a Long Night

Zurich's Long Night of Museums is a permanent fixture in the city's cultural calendar. This year, the event once again attracted thousands of late-night visitors to the city's museums. The FIFA Museum opened its doors until the early hours of the morning, and here are a few impressions of that long night.

Museum Life

The FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy returns to the FIFA Museum

While visitors to the FIFA Museum have been enjoying the creative results of our home-made trophy competition, it is at last time for the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ trophy to return to its spot lit showcase in Zurich.

© Alex Grimm/FIFA via Getty Images
© Alex Grimm/FIFA via Getty Images
History and Culture

Historic moments at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™

With just two games left of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, it’s been one for the history books already – with plenty of records broken, historic upsets, and unprecedented turns of event. Here are a few favourites for the future archives, but we’ve got our fingers crossed that there are a few more surprises up the sleeves of the four remaining teams!

The Australian women's soccer team posing for a team picture before leaving to Hong kong to compete in the 1st Asian Cup Ladies Football Tournament. Pat O'Connor, captain of the team is holding the ball. © David Cumming/Fairfax Media via Getty Images
The Australian women's soccer team posing for a team picture before leaving to Hong kong to compete in the 1st Asian Cup Ladies Football Tournament. Pat O'Connor, captain of the team is holding the ball. 21 August, 1975. © David Cumming/Fairfax Media via Getty Images
History and Culture

A history of the hosts

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand is the first senior tournament hosted in Oceania. It’s also the first one co-hosted by two countries from different confederations, although this was not always the case. Join us as we take a look at the history of the host’s women’s national teams.

Museum Life

Third and final home-made trophy on display at FIFA Museum

While the FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy is busy in Oceania at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™, we are putting the winning entries of the Create your trophy contest on display in its showcase. From 9 August until 18 August the trophy from Rafael (9) is on display.

Museum Life

Australia's women's football pioneer Elaine Watson: Two blazers for the FIFA Museum collection

The FIFA Museum collection has been enriched by two valuable objects of Australian football history: Two blazers of Australia's women's football pioneer Elaine Watson.

Museum Life

Second home-made trophy on display at FIFA Museum

While the FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy is busy in Oceania at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™, we are putting the winning entries of the Create your trophy contest on display in its showcase. From 29 July until 8 August the trophy from Melina (8) is on display.

Museum Life

Now in Sydney and Zurich: "The path of champions"

Just in time for the kick-off of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023™ in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, the FIFA Museum presents a new spectacular immersive film. "The path of Champions" follows the teams at every FIFA Women’s World Cup™ to discover who beat the odds to become world champions.

Haiti celebrate qualification for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup after their victory in the Play Off Tournament match between Chile and Haiti. © Hannah Peters/FIFA via Getty Images
Haiti celebrate qualification for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup after their victory in the Play Off Tournament match between Chile and Haiti. © Hannah Peters/FIFA via Getty Images
History and Culture

The debutants of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™

Before the action kicks off in New Zealand and Australia, we want to take a closer look at the teams that are making their initial mark on the competition, as a record eight countries from four confederations prepare for their FIFA Women’s World Cup debut in 2023.

Museum Life

Home-made trophy on display at FIFA Museum

The FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy has left the FIFA Museum and made its way to Oceania for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™. This spring, we asked children and young people to create a trophy so that the Women’s World Cup Trophy display case wouldn’t be empty. The winning entries will be on display over the next few weeks.

History and Culture

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ showcase updated with Messi shirt

Three months after unveiling the showcase for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the FIFA Museum is proud to announce a very special addition to the objects on display at the FIFA Museum: Lionel Messi’s match-prepared shirt for the final.

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