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The Japan Football Association at 100

2021 marks the centenary of the Japanese Football Association, an association that is at the forefront of the game in Asia. But that hasn’t always been the case…

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FIFA 22 available at the FIFA Museum

EA Sports FIFA 22 launched on 1 October. You can give it a go at the gaming stations in our eFootball area. Of course, it’s also available to buy at our shop here at the FIFA Museum.

Telegram sent by Moore on 30 May 1970 to Morris Keston and his wife, thanking them for helping Bobby’s wife Tina through what was a stressful time.
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History and Culture

The English Gentleman and the bracelet

England travelled to the 1970 World Cup in Mexico with a squad that was regarded as stronger than the one that won the tournament four years previously. But preparations took an unexpected turn when the team landed in Bogotá for a warm-up friendly.

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Women’s Football pioneers from Denmark given recognition at FIFA Museum

A group of pioneering women from Danish Club Boldklubben Femina, winners of the first international women’s football championships named “Coppa del Mondo” in Italy in 1970, visited the FIFA Museum for official hand over of several items from the tournament.

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The legendary hairband of Diego Forlán

Uruguayan international Diego Forlán left a mark at the FIFA Museum in Zurich long before becoming our international ambassador.

The Irish Free State Olympic team poses for a group photo, during the 1924 Olympic football tournament 5 June 1924.
The Irish Free State Olympic team poses for a group photo, during the 1924 Olympic football tournament. © Pozzo Archive/FIFA Museum
History and Culture

A difficult birth

100 years ago today, on 2 September 1921, the Football Association of Ireland was created at a meeting held at Molesworth Hall in Dublin. But rarely has the founding of an association been achieved in such difficult circumstances.

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Our program for the Long Night of Zurich’s Museums

The FIFA Museum is taking part in the Long Night of Zurich’s Museums (Lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen) again this year. We are happy to be part of this great event again on 4 September this year and have an exciting programme for you.

Young supporters of Team GB at the 2012 Olympics in London.
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History and Culture

The curious story of the Brits and Olympic football

The sight of Great Britain fielding a team in the women’s football tournament at the Tokyo Olympics would have raised a few eyebrows among football fans around the world, so this week we look back at the participation of the United Kingdom in Olympic football and ask - what’s in a name?

The pop-up exhibition on the Olympic football tournaments at the FIFA Museum in Zurich, Switzerland (July 2021). © FIFA Museum
© FIFA Museum
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Olympic history at the FIFA Museum

The Olympic Football Tournament is the oldest tournament organized by FIFA. This week, the FIFA Museum set up a pop-up exhibition to celebrate the long history of football at the Olympics.

The Japanese Women's National Team celebrates their win at the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011 with the World Cup Trophy. © Imago
© Imago
History and Culture

A milestone World Cup

Ten years ago Japan became the first Asian country to win a senior World Cup title at the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011™. We look back on a tournament that was an important milestone in the development of women's football.

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Zurich’s Napoli Fan Club explores Maradona objects at the FIFA Museum

In June 2021 the Napoli Club Zurigo Parenopea visited the FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich. Check out our video to see what happened after the members enjoyed a tour of our exhibition.

USA captain April Heinrichs (R) receiving the USA's 1st place diploma from FIFA President João Havelange (L) after winning the inaugural FIFA Women's World Cup in 1991. © Phil Stephens Photography/FIFA Museum
USA captain April Heinrichs (R) receiving the USA's 1st place diploma from FIFA President João Havelange (L) after winning the inaugural FIFA Women's World Cup in 1991. © Phil Stephens Photography/FIFA Museum
History and Culture

Top of the class!

At the 1908 Olympic Games football tournament in London, the winners received a diploma to honour their success. It was the start of a tradition that persists to this day in the FIFA World Cup.

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