The jersey of three decades ago
In the quarter-final match of the World Cup held in Mexico in 1986, the Argentinian scored a controversial goal against England. With only six minutes remaining in the second half, he hit the ball into the goal net with his hand. Even the England goalkeeper argued that the goal was scored by hand, but the referee allowed the goal. Maradona then responded that it was the hand of God. Four minutes after that, Maradona’s goal from the middle of the field, cutting off all the opponents, became one of the most beautiful goals in the history of the World Cup. Hailed as one of the best footballers in the world, Diego Maradona passed away in November 2020 at the age of 60.
Exhibition with rare views of football
The exhibition was inaugurated by Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Hamad Al Thani, Minister of Culture of Qatar. He said that the history from the first match of the World Cup has been prepared for the visitors in the exhibition. Apart from that, it showcases the history of the game of football and its role in uniting people. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani, president of the museum, said that the exhibition is attractive to people of all ages and backgrounds, not just football fans. Apart from football, all the other games related to the wonders await the visitors here.
The history of FIFA World Cup is known
Football for All, All for Football is the part of the exhibition that deals with the history of football. The part which describes the history of FIFA World Cup is prepared under the name of The Road to Doha. A segment titled History in the Making is also set up for the audience to share the highlights of the Qatar World Cup. This category includes products related to Qatar World Cup, footballs, shoes, jerseys, tickets, posters etc. The ball used in the first World Cup final in 1930, the guidelines prepared for the first World Cup, the bronze right leg of Brazilian legend Pele, and the jerseys worn by football legends have also been brought to the exhibition.
Sports wonders of the world under one roof
Exhibits from major sports museums in different parts of the world including England’s National Football Museum, Switzerland’s FIFA Museum, France’s National Sports Museum, and rare sports equipment collected from various individuals and organizations have been brought to the Qatar Museum. Officials are hoping that the Qatar Olympics and Sports Museum will become one of the biggest draws for football fans to come to Qatar.