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The Urguayan team on their triumphant lap of honour after defeating Argentina 4-2 in the FIFA World Cup Final at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, 30th July 1930.
The Urguayan team on their triumphant lap of honour after defeating Argentina 4-2 in the FIFA World Cup Final at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, 30th July 1930. The players shown are (left-right): Jose Leandro Andrade, Lorenzo Fernandez, Jose Nasazzi, Enrique Ballesteros and Pablo Dorado. @ Popperfoto/Getty Images
History

When Belgian referee John Langenus blew his whistle to end the 1930 World Cup Final, this should have signalled the start of the post-match ceremonies that have followed every Final since. But things were very different at the first World Cup.

© FIFA Museum
© FIFA Museum
Museum Life

Our five-part series ‘5 years – 5 topics – 5 pictures’, in celebration of the five-year anniversary of the museum, looks back at a selection of memorable moments through five different topics. To conclude the series, we remember five celebrities who visited the FIFA Museum who were not from the world of football.

© FIFA Museum
© FIFA Museum
History

On display in The Foundations section at the FIFA Museum is a page from a logbook held in the FIFA archives which contains the results of international matches. Nothing remarkable in that, you might think, but to open the pages of the logbook is to take you on a journey back in time.

Museum Life

Our five-part series ‘5 years – 5 topics – 5 pictures’, in celebration of the five-year anniversary of the museum, looks back at a selection of memorable moments through five different topics. In part four we rediscover some of the special exhibitions that took place in Zurich and abroad.

History

In the 29 World Cups played to date there have been 27 title-winning coaches. The member of this elite club about whom football fans perhaps know the least is the very first of them – Alberto Suppici, who at the tender age of 36 led Uruguay to success at the 1930 World Cup.

Museum Life

Our five-part series ‘5 years – 5 topics – 5 pictures’, in celebration of the five-year anniversary of the museum, looks back at a selection of memorable moments through five different topics. We continue with part 3: The World Cup Champion visitors

Museum Life

This Easter, the FIFA Museum is yet again offering various exciting activities for the kids. Special opening hours apply and after Easter, we will be back to our regular opening hours: daily (except Monday) from 10 am to 6 pm.

Museum Life

Our five-part series ‘5 years – 5 topics – 5 pictures’, in celebration of the five-year anniversary of the museum, looks back at a selection of memorable moments through five different topics. We continue with part 2: museum life.

Museum Life

Our five-part series ‘5 years – 5 topics – 5 pictures’, in celebration of the five-year anniversary of the museum, looks back at a selection of memorable moments through five different topics. Today’s topic to start the series: the museum collection.  

Cláudia Vasconcelos Guedes (center) with her lineswomen Linda Black (left) and Zuo Xiudi (right) prior to the 3rd place playoff between Sweden and Germany, in Guangzhou, China – 29 November 1991. © Phil Stephens Photography/FIFA Museum
Cláudia Vasconcelos Guedes (center) with her lineswomen Linda Black (left) and Zuo Xiudi (right) prior to the 3rd place playoff between Sweden and Germany, in Guangzhou, China – 29 November 1991. © Phil Stephens Photography/FIFA Museum
History

On international women’s day, we look back at a landmark moment in the history of refereeing. At the inaugural FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1991, Cláudia Vasconcelos Guedes went down in history as the first female referee to take the lead at a FIFA tournament.

Museum Life

Five years ago, the FIFA World Football Museum opened its doors. Relive a selection of our favourite museum moments as we celebrate our anniversary.  

29.11.1991, Close up on referees and captains discussing during the pre-match protocol, prior to the 3rd place playoff between Sweden and Germany, in Guangzhou.
Brazilian referee Cláudia Vasconcelos Guedes (center) becomes the first women to referee an official FIFA match, taking charge of the play-off for third place between Sweden and Germany at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 1991 in Guangzhou, China. © FIFA Museum
Exhibitions

The FIFA World Football Museum presents a new selection of stories on the topic of refereeing. Twenty intimate showcases explore a selection of interesting facts about the duties of match officials and notable moments from refereeing history.