Football history and culture

Blog stories about the rich and exciting history and culture of football.

History and Culture

We invite you to an in-depth lecture by Professor Jens Andermann, Director of Latin American Center Zurich. The talk will be open to audience questions.

History and Culture

Kozue Ando discusses winning the World Cup, inspiring the next generation of female footballers and on being honoured at FIFA Musuem.

History and Culture

As part of our "Brazil 2014 Revisited" exhibition, we've been learning about how Brazilian football is viewed by neighbouring Argentinians...

History and Culture

We've been speaking to one of Brazil's biggest stars about World Cups, Pelé and inventing the elástico...

History and Culture

We've been given exclusive access to the unpublished memoirs of Socrates' wife. This is the story of his legendary headbands.

History and Culture

In the first of our new "World Champion" video series, Miroslav Klose reflects on winning the 2014 World Cup and becoming the tournament's all-time leading goal scorer.

History and Culture

Guillermo Stábile's Argentine debut was nothing short of remarkable. In the second game of the 1930 World Cup he bagged a hat-trick against Mexico. He would continue in similar fashion.

History and Culture

Some very unusual football pitches have been created in an overcrowded neighbourhood in Bangkok - but it's not the first time Thailand has redefined the rules.

History and Culture

Sir Stanley Rous is unique among FIFA's Presidents as he is the only one to have played an active role during an international match on the pitch itself.

History and Culture

Diego Forlán discusses the hairband he wore at the 2010 World Cup and we look back at some long haired wonders throughout history.

History and Culture

"Perhaps more than a culture, football is even a religion in Brazil." Of all the many winners in Brazilian football, Carlos Alberto Parreira is just the right man to bring some perspective on the country’s history in the sport.

History and Culture

Our first temporary exhibition shines a spotlight on the 2014 World Cup and on the history of Brazilian football. Get more information here.