Museum blog

With football around the world being stopped almost completely, FIFA’s first #WorldCupAtHome weekend reminded us of a World Cup curse and a saved penalty that made the record books.

Due to the latest development regarding the current spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19), the FIFA World Football Museum and the Sportsbar 1904 are temporarily closed until further notice.

The FIFA World Football Museum's special exhibition "The Women's Game" presented by Hyundai Motor Company won the world-renowned iF Design Award 2020 in the category of architecture.

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The Honorary President of the Turkish FA (TFF), Şenes Erzik, has donated his personal collection to the FIFA World Football Museum. More than 200 objects, including coins, medals, mini-trophies and jerseys, have been handed over to the home of football history in Zurich.

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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.