After years in the making and months of renovation work at the museum, the new special exhibition “211 Cultures. One Game" was showcased yesterday in a vernissage. After FIFA Museum Managing Director Marco Fazzone recalled the origins of the idea for the exhibition, the doors were opened for the first time for guests to eagerly explore the exhibition.
Among the first visitors to see the new special exhibition, which contains objects from all 211 FIFA member associations, were representatives from various member associations and international football museums, a bona fide football legend, and the Peruvian ambassador to Switzerland, His Excellency Luis Alberto Castro Joo.
At the beginning of the evening, FIFA Museum Managing Director Marco Fazzone welcomed the guests and remembered that the original idea for the exhibition had come about at the first FIFA Museum Conference back in 2020. At that time, all 211 FIFA member associations were invited to participate in the conference in order to build a global network for the preservation of football heritage and culture. This quickly led to the idea of this exhibition, which only came to fruition thanks to the help of the member associations. As a result, the football cultures of 211 regions have come alive in Zurich, where museum visitors can now discover how those regions live and experience the sport and express their passion for it in the most diverse ways.