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A silver ball, a synthetic ball and a celebration of iconic proportions

The second weekend of #WorldCupAtHome looked back at two FIFA World Cup quarter-finals with record champion Brazil and a penalty shootout that ended in one of the most iconic sports moments of all time.

History and Culture

#WorldCupAtHome: A curse continues and a saved penalty makes the record books

With football around the world being stopped almost completely, FIFA’s first #WorldCupAtHome weekend reminded us of a World Cup curse and a saved penalty that made the record books.

Museum Life

African Superstar Diamond Platnumz brings the Baba Lao to the FIFA World Football Museum

During his visit to Zurich, Tanzanian recording artist Diamond Platnumz visited the FIFA Museum with his entourage and brought the Baba Lao challenge to the FIFA World Cup Trophy.

History and Culture

150 years ago today: The birth of international football

Today we celebrate the 150th anniversary of one of the most significant landmarks in the history of football. On 5 March 1870, 22 men walked onto the pitch at the Kennington Oval in London for what was the first ever international football match.

Museum Life

eSports enters the FIFA Museum Collection

To expand our collection and our horizon as the home of football history, representatives of the FIFA World Football Museum went to the FIFA eClub World Cup in Italy this month.

History and Culture

Sudan’s day in the sun

50 years ago yesterday, on 16 February 1970, Sudan beat Ghana 1-0 in the Final of the Africa Cup of Nations to win their first and biggest international title to date.

History and Culture

The piercing stare known around the world: Happy Birthday Pierluigi Collina!

Pierluigi Collina was probably the most prominent referee at the turn of the century. The former World’s Best Referee is still active in various committees. On his 60th birthday we look back on his unique career.

History and Culture

The quest for a universal code of football Laws

Today, the Laws of association football are taken for granted and universally accepted around the world. But 150 years ago there was a fierce debate as to how football should be played. Our museum’s historian Guy Oliver looks back at a time when many different parties were involved in creating a universal code for the game we call association football today.

History and Culture

Happy Birthday to Michelle Akers: FIFA Female Player of the Century

Long-time member of the U.S. Women’s National Team, World Champion, Olympic Gold medalist and FIFA Female Player of the Century Michelle Akers celebrates her birthday today. Find out in our blog why she’s joint FIFA Female Player of the Century and who she shares the honor with.

Museum Life

GAME FESTIVAL at the FIFA World Football Museum

Tipp-Kick, FIFA 20 and more - during the sports holidays, the Event Hall of the FIFA Museum is transformed into an arcade for young and old.

Museum Life

World Cup Winner Mario Kempes reunited with the trophy

Argentinian world champion Mario Kempes used his visit to Switzerland in January for a flying visit to the FIFA World Football Museum and an emotional reunion with the World Cup trophy.

History and Culture

From Leipzig to Paris – the story of how the DFB became the first association to join FIFA

120 years ago today, the Deutscher Fußball-Bund (DFB) was founded in Leipzig. Four years later a missed boat and a telegram played an important role in the history of association football.