Football and Brazil: enchanted by the beautiful game

Football may not have originated in Brazil, but the people there have certainly taken it to heart. Argubaly, no other country in the world loves the beautiful game as much as Brazil and it's a place where football is far more than just a game; it’s a way of life - followed with passion everywhere you look.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup™ was lit up by flamboyant superstars, passionate fans, colourful venues and more than just a few surprises. The tournament's twentieth edition saw some incredible moments two years ago and now you can relive them all over again.

Opening on 21 September 2016, the FIFA World Football Museum’s very first temporary exhibition 'Brazil 2014 Revisited' shines a spotlight on the 2014 World Cup and on the history of Brazilian football. There will be plenty in store for visitors, from unique artefacts and gripping stories, to stunning pictures and spectacular video content.

A separate room of 250m² next to the museum's main entrance will house a fascinating collection of original objects from players like Philipp Lahm, Marcelo, Javier Mascherano, Robin van Persie, James Rodríguez and Miroslav Klose, and visitors will also be able to immerse themselves in specially produced videos of highlights from Brazil 2014 and unique “stadium visits” too.

Brazil’s love affair with the beautiful game began well over a century ago and another key part of the exhibition will let visitors delve into this fascinating history of the country’s football. Divided into seven chapters, the exhibition looks at the richness and diversity of Brazilian football dating back to the days of the legendary Arthur Friedenreich, before moving on to the nation’s first major footballing disappointment in 1950: the Maracanazo. Moving forward, it covers the incredible generation of players that thrilled the world between 1958 and 1970. There will be extraordinary, and rare, objects on display – from the likes of Zico and Sócrates, and of course the great Pelé – all the way throughout.

Take a fascinating journey through time and reminisce about the tournament that saw Germany win their fourth World Cup title. The temporary exhibition will close on 19 February 2017. Entry prices are CHF 8 for adults and CHF 4 for children, and half-price if you have a ticket for the museum’s permanent exhibition.