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Yahoo! and FIFA Deliver the Web's Most Complete FIFA World Cup Online Experience


Friday, June 9, 2006; 03:00 AM

Yahoo! and FIFA have teamed up to deliver the Web's most dynamic soccer experience at FIFAworldcup.com. The official Web site of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany offers a one-stop shop for fans of the world's biggest sporting event, and provides an unprecedented experience with many new and interactive features.

Below are the top ten reasons that fans will visit FIFAworldcup.com, which is produced, hosted and marketed jointly by FIFA and Yahoo!:

-- Free Video Highlights: Two minutes of the best action from each of the tournament's 64 matches will be available within minutes after the final whistle of the matches(1). No registration needed, no payment needed, just click and watch!

-- The best live match coverage on the web: The Emirates Matchcast includes play-by-play commentaries, the official FIFA data feed, user fan-chat, photographs of the action published in real time, trivia, polls and much more.

-- Mobile: Thanks to a comprehensive mobile site, fans can take FIFAworldcup.com wherever they go. In addition to news, player profiles, statistics and downloads, fans can sign up for free SMS alerts and download the FIFA MatchCast application in order to receive all match information live and direct from the stadiums.

-- World-class editorial coverage in nine languages: Fifty journalists from 20 different countries will be reporting around the clock. There will be previews and reports for each game, as well as technical analysis, exclusive interviews, features and stats.

-- VIPs Love Football: A special new section where pop stars, actors, politicians and sporting greats reveal their passion for the beautiful game exclusively on FIFAworldcup.com.

-- Official Fantasy Football: Choose a squad of 23 players before June 9 and compete against football fans around the globe. More than 250,000 visitors to the site have already registered their team in the hope of being crowned the world's greatest virtual manager.

-- Multi-player Trivia: Know your FIFA World Cup history? Try to answer the 2,000 questions which FIFAworldcup.com has compiled. See how you fare against fans from across the globe!

-- Destination Germany: Learn about the 12 Host Cities and organize your stay in Germany thanks to our entertaining and informative interactive content. The site features city guides, practical tips, and a crash course in German to make your stay more enjoyable.

-- Make your voice heard: What would football be without the passionate community of millions of fans? FIFAworldcup.com gives fans the opportunity to express themselves by voting for the Gillette Best Young Player of the Tournament; commenting on matches in the Emirates MatchCast application; trading questions and answers with other fans; uploading pictures and blogging in the 12th Man section.

-- Predictor: Everyone has an opinion on who will raise trophy on July 9. Fans can guess the scores and share the results with friends on FIFAworldcup.com's Predictor.


The FIFAworldcup.com splash page.  



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