Swiss women's national team pays a visit

An afternoon of fun and high spirits! The Swiss women's national team recently paid a visit to the FIFA World Football Museum and, while mingling with the museum's other guests and a group of fans, enjoyed a trip through footballing history.

Click through the photo gallery above for some pictures from the visit of coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg and her team.

For many visitors, the museum once again provided the perfect opportunity to meet some stars and role models, with the likes of Fabienne Humm and Ramona Bachmann signing autographs for their fans. There was also time for the players to organise their own little competition on the world's first giant pinball machine in the "Fields of Play" area of the museum.

Captain Caroline Abbé also handed over a shirt, signed by all of the team's players, for the museum's ever-growing collection. "Thank you very much for these wonderful hours with you here in the exhibition, as well as for the signed shirt. It was a great honour to welcome you to the museum," said Museum Director Marc Caprez.

"It was very interesting and fascinating to hear more about all of these historic football moments, and to learn about other stories that I never knew before. The eight-minute film on World Cup finals in the 180-degree cinema was the absolute highlight for me," said Swiss star Bachmann.

"Congratulations on a really, really great museum! It was totally different to how I had imagined it. You can find everything here. It's modern and state of the art, and also full of emotion and passion. There's so much to read, experience, see and feel. It represents football in all of its facets. I think it's great that the entire footballing spectrum has been covered. It's not all about World Cup winners, but also about fans, volunteers, spectators. And then there's the cinema, which I think is amazing. The film captures everything that you can experience and feel in football – and that is a privilege," said Voss-Tecklenburg.