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After hanging up her boots at the age of 28, former Germany international Josephine Henning has now turned her attention to the creative arts. One of her works has just gone on display in Zurich: the “Meant to Bond” sculpture fashioned by the Olympic gold medallist and European champion is featuring in the permanent exhibition at the FIFA World Football Museum from 10 March to 15 May 2020.

During his visit to Zurich, Tanzanian recording artist Diamond Platnumz visited the FIFA Museum with his entourage and brought the Baba Lao challenge to the FIFA World Cup Trophy.

Today we celebrate the 150th anniversary of one of the most significant landmarks in the history of football. On 5 March 1870, 22 men walked onto the pitch at the Kennington Oval in London for what was the first ever international football match.

To expand our collection and our horizon as the home of football history, representatives of the FIFA World Football Museum went to the FIFA eClub World Cup in Italy this month.

50 years ago yesterday, on 16 February 1970, Sudan beat Ghana 1-0 in the Final of the Africa Cup of Nations to win their first and biggest international title to date.

Pierluigi Collina was probably the most prominent referee at the turn of the century. The former World’s Best Referee is still active in various committees. On his 60th birthday we look back on his unique career.

Today, the Laws of association football are taken for granted and universally accepted around the world. But 150 years ago there was a fierce debate as to how football should be played. Our museum’s historian Guy Oliver looks back at a time when many different parties were involved in creating a universal code for the game we call association football today.

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In 2019 the FIFA World Football Museum welcomed a record 161,700 visitors through its doors in Zurich, many of them attracted by a programme dedicated to women’s football and the interaction between different football cultures. This was the second consecutive year that the Museum set a new annual top mark for visitors attending its exhibitions and events in Switzerland’s largest city.

Long-time member of the U.S. Women’s National Team, World Champion, Olympic Gold medalist and FIFA Female Player of the Century Michelle Akers celebrates her birthday today. Find out in our blog why she’s joint FIFA Female Player of the Century and who she shares the honor with.

Tipp-Kick, FIFA 20 and more - during the sports holidays, the Event Hall of the FIFA Museum is transformed into an arcade for young and old.

Argentinian world champion Mario Kempes used his visit to Switzerland in January for a flying visit to the FIFA World Football Museum and an emotional reunion with the World Cup trophy.

120 years ago today, the Deutscher Fußball-Bund (DFB) was founded in Leipzig. Four years later a missed boat and a telegram played an important role in the history of association football.