FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ showcase unveiled

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ showcase | © FIFA Museum
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ showcase | © FIFA Museum

Three months after the final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the FIFA Museum in Zurich has unveiled the showcase of the tournament. The objects were collected on site during the tournament and are now on display for all museum visitors as part of the FIFA World Cup Gallery.

The newly displayed objects in the showcase are only a small selection of the objects collected by the FIFA Museum team during the World Cup in Qatar. The showcase is completed by an illustration that highlights important moments and protagonists of the tournament.  

Just like at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, the FIFA Museum had its own team on site in 2022. The collection of objects at the World Cup followed clear rules. The FIFA Museum team prepared meticulously for the tournament. Among other things, possible records or anniversaries were collected in order to be able to request corresponding objects in case they occurred. All matches were followed live during the tournament. This made it possible to request objects from historically memorable events immediately afterwards. Of course, it was always up to the respective associations to decide whether the requested objects would be made available to the FIFA Museum.

The following objects are now on display in the showcase of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™:

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Gloves worn by Saudi goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Owais
Al-Owais made some outstanding saves as Saudi Arabia beat Argentina 2-1 in one of a number of major shocks that were a feature of this World Cup.

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Winners’ Medal
The medals awarded at the World Cup in Qatar featured a triangular design inspired by Arab art in what was a departure from the usual tournament branding.

Hayya card
For all visiting fans, the Hayya card was an essential tool in Qatar, functioning as a digital ID. It allowed entry to the country and its stadiums and enabled other perks like free public transit.

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Shirt of Argentina’s Rodrigo De Paul from the finals in Qatar
De Paul was one of 24 players used by Argentina in Qatar, all of whom were based abroad. In 1978, all of their winning squad bar Mario Kempes played for clubs in Argentina.

Match ball and goal net from the final
Only the 1958 Final has witnessed more goals and counting the shoot-out, the ball found the back of the net no less than 12 times. A thrilling end to a remarkable tournament.

Kylian Mbappé’s match-prepared shirt for the final
Mbappé became the youngest player to appear in two World Cup final matches. He won the Golden Boot with eight goals and scored the first hat-trick in a Final since 1966.

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Socks worn by Morocco’s Romain Saïss
Saïss captained Morocco in six of their seven matches in Qatar as they became the first African country to make it to the World Cup semi-finals.

Shirt worn by referee Stéphanie Frappart in the match between Costa Rica and Germany
Frappart made history at this match when she became the first woman to referee a match at the FIFA World Cup finals as part of an all-female team of on-field officials.