The FIFA World Cup in pictures and videos
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A picture is worth a thousand words, as the saying goes. And to be very honest, even the most well-crafted article about Spain’s FIFA World Cup™ triumph in South Africa, or a transcript of the dismayed Dutch voices following their dramatic defeat in the Final, would not be half as uplifting or moving without images to round off the effect.

Over the last four weeks, users have flocked to FIFA.com, eagerly devouring not just our match reports, statistics service, interviews and background features from the 2010 FIFA World Cup in the southernmost country in Africa, but also to enjoy our superb images and videos.

For example, we’ve featured exclusive video interviews with Oliver Kahn, Petr Cech, Lothar Matthaus, Sir Mick Jagger, Fernando Torres, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, and so many more. You’ll find all these videos, comprehensively covering events at and around the FIFA World Cup finals, and featuring many current and former stars of the game, in our video section. Why not take a look for yourself? You’ll learn in exclusive detail just how the players involved and the enthralled spectators in South Africa experienced and evaluated the tournament.

Every goal at the FIFA World Cup to enjoy again
Also in our video section: review the stellar performances of the players who claimed individual honours at the FIFA World Cup finals: Diego Forlan (winner of the adidas Golden Ball), Thomas Muller (adidas Golden Boot and Hyundai Best Young Player award), and Iker Casillas (adidas Golden Glove).

However, the really big hit among users recently has been match highlights from the best games in South Africa. You too can relive all the goals and incidents from the games, and retrace Spain’s steps as they recovered from defeat in their opening match to claim the greatest prize in world football for the very first time.

Or why not simply take pleasure in each and every one of the 145 goals at the 2010 FIFA World Cup: we have every moment of goalscoring magic, from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, David Villa and Co, available to view individually. And don’t forget the daily FIFA World Cup Magazine, faithfully published every 24 hours, summing up the best moments and action of each day, and also looking forward to forthcoming events.

Revive the fever
Naturally, you could also cut straight to our action-packed highlights shows, with all the goals, scenes of jubilant celebration and the greatest saves of the tournament, just waiting for you to watch as you summon up once again the special atmosphere and emotion of what most people think is the greatest show on earth.

And if you just can’t get enough of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, we strongly recommend our photo section. You’ll revel in our brilliant images of the best scenes from the individual games, but also in montages and evocative shots capturing the essence of the first finals on African soil. For example, our photographer was allowed into the Spain dressing room immediately after their triumph in the Final, but we’ve also captured images of wildly celebrating fans around the globe, and spectacular views from the opening and closing ceremonies at Soccer City in Johannesburg. We have pictorial records of the teams at their training sessions, and the stars in rather different circumstances as they go about their leisure activities – it’s almost literally a case of no limits when it comes to our photo galleries.

So come with us, and immerse yourself one more time in the unique and heart-warming experience of the FIFA World Cup. We hardly need mention it, but all this superb material is available to view free of charge! Just follow the links in the right navigation to enter the video or photo sections, or pick a film or gallery from the links on the right-hand side.