Like a football match itself, World of Football is displayed over two halves. The first half – Football for All, All for Football – examines the universal and global appeal of football; the beautiful game that is played, watched and enjoyed by millions regardless of age, gender, nationality or socioeconomic status. The Road to Doha is the second half of the exhibition and follows the long journey to Qatar 2022, from the first FIFA World Cup matches in Uruguay in 1930 to the final at Lusail Stadium on 18 December 2022.
Visitors are able to relive memories of some of the greatest World Cup moments of the past, get behind the scenes of Qatar’s successful bid to welcome the world and see our plans for the future.
There’s nothing like ‘extra time’ in an exciting match, and that’s what the final section of the exhibition, History in the Making, is about. This section is designed to grow during the exhibition, as objects and artefacts are added to celebrate and record historic milestones as teams make new World Cup history.
The exhibition is supported by: FIFA Museum, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, National Football Museum (UK), Musée National du Sport (France), and Qatar Football Association.