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History and Culture

Why the Brits play football on Boxing Day

Traditionally in Great Britain, the 26th of December, is a day with a lot of football action. Our museum’s football historian Guy Oliver, British himself, explains why.

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History and Culture

The 1914 Christmas Truce

The day the guns fell silent on Christmas Day 1914 allowing a game of football to be played, is perhaps one of the best-known stories of the First World War.

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History and Culture

The South American Championship Christmas Day decider

The picture postcard of snowy landscapes and snowmen may define a northern hemisphere view of the Christmas idyll, but for those in the tropics and the southern hemisphere, Christmas has always been a very different experience.

Paolo Rossi at the final of the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain against West Germany © Ferdinando Mezzelani - GMT Sport Collection/Pier Giorgio Giavelli/FIFA Museum
Paolo Rossi at the final of the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain against West Germany © Ferdinando Mezzelani - GMT Sport Collection/Pier Giorgio Giavelli/FIFA Museum
History and Culture

Remembering Paolo Rossi: “1982 was definitely my year.”

Paolo Rossi, who inspired Italy to their World Cup triumph of 1982 has died at the age of 64.

Museum Life

World Cup Winner Daniele De Rossi visits the World Cup Trophy

14 years after winning the title at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, the Italian visited the FIFA World Football Museum and celebrated a reunion with the trophy.

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© FC Santa Claus
History and Culture

FC Santa Claus: The most festive football team in the world

Did you know that Santa’s home is in Finland and that he even has his very own football team?

Museum Life

Mini pop-up exhibition in memory of Diego Armando Maradona

In honour of Diego Maradona, the FIFA Museum in Zurich has created a mini pop-up exhibition with various original objects from his career.

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Museum Life

Festive treasure hunt at the FIFA Museum

From today, a very special experience awaits all visitors at the FIFA Museum: a festive digital treasure hunt.

History and Culture

Diego Armando Maradona: “The King of Soccer”

Less than a month after his 60th birthday, the football world mourns the loss of one of the greatest players of all time: Diego Armando Maradona. A tribute to a truly iconic career.

Museum Life

The Showcase: Germany 2006

From the goal that sent the reigning world champion packing, to the shirt of the best goalkeeper of the tournament, our 2006 showcase relives Italy’s incredible journey to become FIFA World Cup champions for the first time in 24 years.

History and Culture

240 years of greatness

Between 23 October and 31 October we are marking the birthdays of three footballers who all enjoyed glittering careers which were capped by starring roles in winning a World Cup Final.

Museum Life

Relive fond memories at the Vintage Games Weekend

The FIFA Museum invites you to take a trip back to your childhood and relive the glory days of video games with less power and bigger pixels.