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Uruguayan international Diego Forlán left a mark at the FIFA Museum in Zurich long before becoming our international ambassador.

The Irish Free State Olympic team poses for a group photo, during the 1924 Olympic football tournament 5 June 1924.
The Irish Free State Olympic team poses for a group photo, during the 1924 Olympic football tournament. © Pozzo Archive/FIFA Museum
History and Culture

100 years ago today, on 2 September 1921, the Football Association of Ireland was created at a meeting held at Molesworth Hall in Dublin. But rarely has the founding of an association been achieved in such difficult circumstances.

Museum Life

The FIFA Museum is taking part in the Long Night of Zurich’s Museums (Lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen) again this year. We are happy to be part of this great event again on 4 September this year and have an exciting programme for you.

Young supporters of Team GB at the 2012 Olympics in London.
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History and Culture

The sight of Great Britain fielding a team in the women’s football tournament at the Tokyo Olympics would have raised a few eyebrows among football fans around the world, so this week we look back at the participation of the United Kingdom in Olympic football and ask - what’s in a name?

News & Info

In August, a visit to the FIFA Museum is particularly worthwhile for kids and for owners of a Swiss national team jersey. We also organise a Summer Camp for all children between the ages of 8 and 12.

The pop-up exhibition on the Olympic football tournaments at the FIFA Museum in Zurich, Switzerland (July 2021). © FIFA Museum
© FIFA Museum
Museum Life

The Olympic Football Tournament is the oldest tournament organized by FIFA. This week, the FIFA Museum set up a pop-up exhibition to celebrate the long history of football at the Olympics.

The Japanese Women's National Team celebrates their win at the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011 with the World Cup Trophy. © Imago
© Imago
History and Culture

Ten years ago Japan became the first Asian country to win a senior World Cup title at the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011™. We look back on a tournament that was an important milestone in the development of women's football.

Museum Life

In June 2021 the Napoli Club Zurigo Parenopea visited the FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich. Check out our video to see what happened after the members enjoyed a tour of our exhibition.

The new FIFA Museum International Ambassador Diego Forlán
The new FIFA Museum International Ambassador Diego Forlán
Media Release

Diego Forlán has been announced as the FIFA World Football Museum’s official international ambassador. The winner of the adidas Golden Ball as the best player of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ will help safeguard as well as celebrate football’s rich heritage and culture on the global stage.

News & Info

At the Swiss Location Awards 2021 the FIFA Museum reached the top spot in a ranking of almost 250 experience locations in Switzerland.

USA captain April Heinrichs (R) receiving the USA's 1st place diploma from FIFA President João Havelange (L) after winning the inaugural FIFA Women's World Cup in 1991. © Phil Stephens Photography/FIFA Museum
USA captain April Heinrichs (R) receiving the USA's 1st place diploma from FIFA President João Havelange (L) after winning the inaugural FIFA Women's World Cup in 1991. © Phil Stephens Photography/FIFA Museum
History and Culture

At the 1908 Olympic Games football tournament in London, the winners received a diploma to honour their success. It was the start of a tradition that persists to this day in the FIFA World Cup.

Museum Life

Since the opening of the new area dedicated to eFootball and gaming the FIFA Museum has been home to the FIFAe World Cup Trophy. This week it has left the museum temporarily, as it is preparing to be lifted by the next world champion.