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Unsung World Cup heroes: Mário Américo

Mário Américo may not appear on any list of World Cup greats but for the legendary Brazil team that won three World Cups in 12 years, the impact he made cannot be underestimated.

Museum Life

The F2 Freestylers take on the museum

What happens when you invite two of the world’s best football freestylers to the FIFA World Football Museum?

History and Culture

One step away: China at the 1999 World Cup

China’s charge to the Final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in the United States in 1999 came as little surprise; just three years after winning the silver medal at the Olympic Games, the Steel Roses were one of the superpowers of the women’s game.

Museum Life

FWFM takes part in panel discussion with FC Zurich Museum

Collections Manager, Moritz Ansorge, is taking part in an exciting panel discussion at the FCZ Museum on Monday evening.

History and Culture

The legendary Luis Monti

The FIFA World Football Museum is the proud holder of the Argentinian passport of Luis Monti, one of the greatest footballers of the 1920s and 1930s. Monti is the only player to have played in two consecutive Finals of the FIFA World Cup for two different countries.

History and Culture

The World Cup is stolen!

Sunday, 20 March 2016, marked 50 years since the Jules Rimet Cup was stolen for the first time. Enjoy our chronological account of what we know happened.

History and Culture

Better to travel hopefully than to arrive?

Before air travel became what it is today, some teams had to make epic journeys to play in the World Cup. They spent less time at the tournament than in getting there!

Museum Life

25 years later: Heinrichs and the World Cup trophy reunited

In 1991, April Heinrichs became the first ever player to lift the FIFA Women's World Cup trophy. This month, she was reunited with it at the museum.

History and Culture

Unlucky 13: Revisit the original Laws of the Game

History books state that there were 14 original Laws of the Game but a recent discovery at the museum suggests this is a monumental error. Revisit the Laws that first got football started.

Museum Life

"The place where football is lived and breathed"

100 guests celebrated the opening of the FIFA World Football Museum to the general public on Sunday 28 February.

Museum Life

FIFA World Football Museum to welcome first guests

After two years of construction work, the FIFA World Football Museum is set to open its doors to the public.

Museum Life

A new home for the FIFA World Cup trophies

See two-time world champions Cafu and Renate Lingor unveil the two World Cup trophies at the FIFA World Football Museum.

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