Launched on Friday 1 June 2007, the new FIFA.com takes football to a new level on the internet. Fans all over the world will enjoy an abundance of content on the new site, but will also have the opportunity to interact with each other about the world's favourite topic of conversation, the Beautiful Game.
"With its new website, FIFA now has an integrated communication platform which leverages the convergence of internet, TV and print media to offer the best of football to the widest possible audience at any time of the day" said FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter. By opening our official site to comments, FIFA is proud to provide a platform for fans from across the world to exchange views, memories and experiences of our shared passion: football."
Following a resounding success with 4.2 BILLION page views on the Official Website of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™ during the month of the final competition, which was a world record for a sporting website, the new FIFA.com merges FIFA's previous websites (FIFA.com and FIFAworldcup.com) and adds an outstanding array of content to it.
As well as the very latest news, in-depth features, interviews, statistics, fixtures, results, etc, the new site will also offer an unparalleled free video offering and a large, interactive community space, embracing the most significant evolutions in the interactive world for the benefit of football lovers worldwide.
Available in the four official FIFA languages (English, German, French and Spanish) as well as the 'host language' depending on the competition (eg Korean for the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup and simplified Chinese for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup), the new FIFA.com has also been developed in compliance with the WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) guidelines for people with disabilities.
The site also serves as a unique gateway to a vast range of FIFA activities from Ticketing and Accommodation for all FIFA Events to the Media Channel, as well as information about the various Local Organising Committees for their respective competitions.
Developed, designed and produced by football fans for football fans, the new FIFA.com is produced by the FIFA New Media department, supported by an alliance led by Delta Tre, the leading sports technology company in Europe, and including NTT Europe Online and Entriq.
Main features of the new FIFA.com
- A FREE two minute video highlights package for every FIFA match, from the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007 to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™.
Also, some matches will be made available live (and for free!) in certain parts of the world. Check FIFA.com regularly to see if you can follow the action from your computer.
- An unparalleled and free video archive with
EXCLUSIVE interviews of previous FIFA World Cup winners to
round-ups of each tournament and a wealth of additional video
features and news.
- FIFA.com Club. The new
FIFA.com welcomes fans' comments and memories
about the subjects closest to their hearts. A simple one-step
registration is all that is needed to become fully interactive with
the site, giving users many benefits including a personalised
homepage, newsletter, games (starting with a unique Predictor in
August 2007) and the community section.
- In-depth coverage of world football, supported by
the worldwide FIFA New Media Editorial Network.
- An Extensive FIFA World Cup section including live scores for all matches of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Preliminary Competition which starts in August 2007, plus archives of all previous Tournaments (qualifying and final competitions).