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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.

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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.

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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.   

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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
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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.

The 1982 World Champions with the World Cup trophy (from left to right): Antonio Cabrini, Bruno Conti, Alessandro Altobelli, Claudio Gentile, Giovanni Galli, Marco Tardelli, Guiseppe Dossena, Gianpiero Marini. © FIFA Museum
The 1982 World Champions with the World Cup trophy (from left to right): Antonio Cabrini, Bruno Conti, Alessandro Altobelli, Claudio Gentile, Giovanni Galli, Marco Tardelli, Guiseppe Dossena, Gianpiero Marini. © FIFA Museum
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New video: Celebrating Paolo Rossi at the FIFA Museum

In December, one year after the passing of Italian international Paolo Rossi, we gathered at the FIFA Museum together with his family and teammates who won the 1982 World Cup to both remember him and pay tribute to his life. Watch our latest video to relive this emotional event.

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Emotional commemoration of Paolo Rossi at the FIFA Museum

On the first anniversary of Paolo Rossi’s passing, team-mates, friends and family gathered at the FIFA Museum in Zurich to celebrate his memory. Museum director Marco Fazzone announced that an exhibition on the FIFA World Cup winner will be opened in 2023.

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The Showcase: China PR 1991

The objects in our showcase and the illustration above tell the story of the tournament that put women’s football on the global stage and saw the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team win its first title.

USA players celebrating a Carin Jennings (12) goal in the group match against Sweden. © FIFA Museum
USA players celebrating a Carin Jennings (12) goal in the group match against Sweden. © FIFA Museum
History and Culture

Razor-sharp

There has never been a forward line quite like it in the history of the women’s game. Three women dominated the goalscoring charts at the first World Cup and collectively they were known as the “Triple-Edged Sword”…

History and Culture

The Laws of the Game and women’s football

While the creation of the Women’s World Cup in 1991 was universally welcomed in the women’s game, there was one aspect that many were not happy with…

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© FIFA
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Arsène Wenger: "the better the talent development, the better the results at professional level"

For the fourth edition of our talk series, host Pascal Zuberbühler welcomed ex-Arsenal coach Arsène Wenger to talk about his long career as a player and coach and his role at FIFA.

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