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Alberto Suppici – a World Cup-winning coach ahead of his time

In the 29 World Cups played to date there have been 27 title-winning coaches. The member of this elite club about whom football fans perhaps know the least is the very first of them – Alberto Suppici, who at the tender age of 36 led Uruguay to success at the 1930 World Cup.

Museum Life

World Cup champions come to visit

Our five-part series ‘5 years – 5 topics – 5 pictures’, in celebration of the five-year anniversary of the museum, looks back at a selection of memorable moments through five different topics. We continue with part 3: The World Cup Champion visitors

Museum Life

Easter activities and opening hours

This Easter, the FIFA Museum is yet again offering various exciting activities for the kids. Special opening hours apply and after Easter, we will be back to our regular opening hours: daily (except Monday) from 10 am to 6 pm.

Museum Life

5 years – 5 topics – 5 pictures: Part 2 “Museum Life”

Our five-part series ‘5 years – 5 topics – 5 pictures’, in celebration of the five-year anniversary of the museum, looks back at a selection of memorable moments through five different topics. We continue with part 2: museum life.

Museum Life

5 years – 5 topics – 5 pictures: Part 1 "The Collection"

Our five-part series ‘5 years – 5 topics – 5 pictures’, in celebration of the five-year anniversary of the museum, looks back at a selection of memorable moments through five different topics. Today’s topic to start the series: the museum collection.  

Cláudia Vasconcelos Guedes (center) with her lineswomen Linda Black (left) and Zuo Xiudi (right) prior to the 3rd place playoff between Sweden and Germany, in Guangzhou, China – 29 November 1991. © Phil Stephens Photography/FIFA Museum
Cláudia Vasconcelos Guedes (center) with her lineswomen Linda Black (left) and Zuo Xiudi (right) prior to the 3rd place playoff between Sweden and Germany, in Guangzhou, China – 29 November 1991. © Phil Stephens Photography/FIFA Museum
History and Culture

"The future of women's refereeing is in your hands."

On international women’s day, we look back at a landmark moment in the history of refereeing. At the inaugural FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1991, Cláudia Vasconcelos Guedes went down in history as the first female referee to take the lead at a FIFA tournament.

Museum Life

Five years of the FIFA Museum

Five years ago, the FIFA World Football Museum opened its doors. Relive a selection of our favourite museum moments as we celebrate our anniversary.  

29.11.1991, Close up on referees and captains discussing during the pre-match protocol, prior to the 3rd place playoff between Sweden and Germany, in Guangzhou.
Brazilian referee Cláudia Vasconcelos Guedes (center) becomes the first women to referee an official FIFA match, taking charge of the play-off for third place between Sweden and Germany at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 1991 in Guangzhou, China. © FIFA Museum
Museum Life

New: 20 Stories about Referees, the Guardians of the Game

The FIFA World Football Museum presents a new selection of stories on the topic of refereeing. Twenty intimate showcases explore a selection of interesting facts about the duties of match officials and notable moments from refereeing history.

Museum Life

Mini pop-up exhibition for Swiss World Cup record holder

During the temporary closure of the museum, a mini pop-up exhibition about a Swiss World Cup record holder who is also an ambassador for the FIFA Museum was being prepared behind the scenes. It will be open to visitors from 3 March.

Joseph Bléziri of Stade d'Abidjan (left) passes the ball into the box.
Joseph Bléziri of Stade d'Abidjan (left) passes the ball into the box. © Jacob Adjobi/Mahjoub Archive/FIFA Museum
History and Culture

Stade Abidjan’s incredible Christmas Day comeback

The second leg of the 1966 CAF African Champions League Final was played on Christmas Day. It proved to be a festive game with one of the all-time great fightbacks in the history of the tournament.

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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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