Despite playing by a single set of rules, each of FIFA’s 211 member associations has a football culture of its own. Similar in many respects, but different in others, every culture revolves around the magic on the pitch and the shared history that binds fans together.
With every association invited to contribute to the exhibition, “211 Cultures. One Game” shares a story from all 211 nations – about the fans, players and people who make the game happen.
Historians and football fans alike are fascinated by the question of what influenced the development and codification of the world’s biggest and most important sport.
The digital exhibition “Origins: Pre-Histories of Football” focuses on four different ball games from different eras and geographical regions: Kemari in Japan, the Mesoamerican ball game, the ball games of Ancient Greece and Rome and Cuju in China.
A world champion who made Italy dream, the late Paolo Rossi was the hero of Italy’s 1982 FIFA World Cup victory, earning him his place as one of the world’s greats. His life and career are at the heart of this guest exhibition, as are the memories of his family, friends and team-mates.
The FIFA Museum presented by Hyundai celebrates the FIFA World Cup™ through the passion and devotion of the fans today and tells its history through the players who have left an indelible mark on it in the past, with goals being the highest currency that shape the future.
The exhibition at the FIFA Fan Festival™ in Doha, Qatar features original objects and stories from each of the FIFA World Cup™ finals since 1930 as well as unique multimedia experiences and the an iconic installation with the national-team jerseys of all 32 participating teams representing 32 football cultures – all playing for the ultimate prize in Qatar.