Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Website roots out "Rotten Apples"

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Putin's press conference, Alabama election, One Planet Summit, Brexit Phase II, Disney & Fox

Read more

#TECH 24

WorldRemit: Helping migrant workers send money back home

Read more

FOCUS

The challenges awaiting the new leader of South Africa's ANC

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Bangladeshi PM calls violence in Myanmar 'unacceptable'

Read more

DOWN TO EARTH

Was 2017 the worst year for the environment?

Read more

ENCORE!

Rhiannon Giddens strikes out on her 'Freedom Highway'

Read more

#THE 51%

Not such a feminist paradise: Iceland struggles to deal with violence towards women

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Climate change: Half of Mexico's coffee plantations have disappeared

Read more

Sports

Video: World’s ‘beautiful game’ goes on display in Marseille football exhibition

© FRANCE24 screengrab | Honey Thaljieh, the first ever captain of Palestine’s women’s national football team, says the sport changed her life

Video by Marie SCHUSTER , Florence GAILLARD , Alexander AUCOTT

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2017-10-12

Football, aka the 'beautiful game', is currently being exhibited in all its passion, frustration and glory at the MuCEM museum in Marseille. The exhibition aims to show how the sport not only brings players, but also nations and fans together.

The “We are Football” exhibition opened at Marseille’s Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MuCEM) on Wednesday October 11 and will keep its doors open until February 4, next year. Some 400 video clips, jerseys, photos and other football memorabilia are on display to underscore the importance of the universal sport and how it brings together people from all over the world.

“Football is the universal sport of the world today. All over the world you can talk about football and identify yourself as a football fan,” Gilles Perez, the curator of the exhibition, told FRANCE 24.

Honey Thaljieh, the first ever captain of Palestine’s women’s national football team, said the sport changed her and her teammates’ lives.

“Football was a window for us to the outside world but also it was a glimpse of hope for us to dream of a better future, to meet different people, different cultures and make them understand what the Palestinians stand for. We stand for justice and equality through this beautiful game. Which is a fair game that everyone understands and everyone wants to play.”

To watch the story in full, please click on the player above.

Date created : 2017-10-12

  • EGYPT

    Egypt goes wild as football team qualify for first World Cup since 1990

    Read more

  • FRANCE

    Football fans hurt as barrier collapses in French league game

    Read more

  • FOOTBALL

    Bayern Munich sack coach Ancelotti after PSG humbling

    Read more

COMMENT(S)