FIFA has appointed Tokyo-based Casio, one of the world's leading watchmakers, as a Licensee for the FIFA Brand and the 2006 FIFA World Cup™. Casio's worldwide license in the major product category of watches, clocks and timepieces includes the right to manufacture an exclusive line of products featuring the Official Emblem, the FIFA World Cup Trophy, the Official Mascot and the Official FIFA Brand Licensee Emblem.

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. - - is one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics products and business equipment solutions. Since its establishment in 1957, CASIO has been dedicated to the creation of innovative and imaginative products incorporating both originality and advanced technology.

The Japanese consumer electronics giant's timekeeping portfolio boasts watches that receive radio signals to guarantee they are on time, all the time. Casio's watch lines include G-shock, Baby-G, Oceanus, Wave Ceptor, Wrist Technology and Casio Sport.

FIFA and Casio have a long, proud history together, having concluded licensing agreements for the 1994 FIFA World Cup USA™ as well as the 1998 FIFA World Cup France™.