Media Release

Federation Internationale de Football Association

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FREE live webcasts of all 52 matches on FIFA.com

If you are not in Canada watching the drama of the FIFA U-20 World Cup unfold, then FIFA.com is the place to make sure you do not miss a single minute of the action.

FIFA is offering football fans access to live webcasts of all 52 matches of the flagship youth event through FIFA.com TV, a new, free interactive service from the official website of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association.

"Football is for the fans," said FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter. "By offering this innovative service to the world - and for free - we are not only helping to promote the beautiful game, but also underlining that we are at the forefront of technology and innovation. After watching these matches on FIFA.com, football fans around the world will be able to talk to each other about the tournament on the site, helping to develop the football community throughout the world."

Each of the 52 games will be streamed in their entirety in the following European territories.

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, FYR Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom.

The list of countries with access to these live streams will be updated for each tournament, starting with the FIFA U-17 World Cup Korea 2007 and the FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007.

All matches will be available with English commentary and will be streamed at 400 kbps.

These live webcasts will complement the unparalleled FIFA.com content for Canada 2007 which includes:

  • In-depth editorial coverage on all 24 teams with news, features and interviews.

  • Live match coverage through FIFA.com's MatchCast, including statistics from the official FIFA data feed.

  • A free two-minute highlights package available worldwide shortly after the final whistle with all the goals from the tournament.

  • FIFA.com users will have the chance to vote for their Goal of the Tournament.

  • A special 'Have Your Say' feature, where fans can share their views on Canada 2007 as the tournament unfolds.

To access the free, live webcasts, users simply have to click on a link on the homepage. The following technical specifications are required:

  • Microsoft Windows 98(SE), 2000, XP, ME, VISTA

  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher

  • Flash 7.0.25 or higher

  • Cookies must be enabled