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Due to the latest development regarding the current spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19), the FIFA Museum and the Sportsbar 1904 will remain temporarily closed.


At the moment, the FIFA World Football Museum is temporarily closed. But behind the scenes, work is already underway on the next mini pop-up exhibition. It is about a Swiss World Cup record holder who is also ambassador of the FIFA Museum.

Joseph Bléziri of Stade d'Abidjan (left) passes the ball into the box.
Joseph Bléziri of Stade d'Abidjan (left) passes the ball into the box. © Jacob Adjobi/Mahjoub Archive/FIFA Museum

The second leg of the 1966 CAF African Champions League Final was played on Christmas Day. It proved to be a festive game with one of the all-time great fightbacks in the history of the tournament.

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Traditionally in Great Britain, the 26th of December, is a day with a lot of football action. Our museum’s football historian Guy Oliver, British himself, explains why.

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The day the guns fell silent on Christmas Day 1914 allowing a game of football to be played, is perhaps one of the best-known stories of the First World War.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we have taken the necessary steps to make your visit to the FIFA World Football Museum as safe as possible.