Media Release

Federation Internationale de Football Association

FIFA Strasse 20, P.O Box 8044 Zurich, Switzerland, +41 (0) 43 222 7777

adidas World of Football

adidas cordially invites all accredited media representatives to the adidas World of Football, a 40,000 square meter football park in front of the German parliamentary building in Berlin to the following activities:

June 13: The adidas Football Juggling Team

On June 13 the park will enjoy a Brazilian atmosphere including an incredible samba band and incredible juggling skills. The adidas football juggling team, a one-off football selection of global all-stars, will be interacting with media and fans in the World of Football. The adidas football juggling team members are: Youssef el Badey from The Netherlands. Yousef is an international top football juggler, who has traveled around the world displaying his incredible tricks. Jacek from Germany is the world-record holder football juggling on the head, with 173 headers in 30 seconds. And, the last but certainly not least prominent team member is Cláudia from Brazil. Cláudia juggled the ball for 14.8 km in 4:40 hours. She's the only woman registered as a World-record holder for football juggling.

June 13 & 14: adidas +Teamgeist Match Ball Development / Innovation

On Tuesday June 13 and Wednesday June 14 two senior scientists, who were closely involved in the research and development process of the adidas +Teamgeist match ball, will be made available for presentations or media interviews. Hans-Peter Nürnberg from the adidas Innovation Team and Andy Harland from the Sports Technology Group of Loughborough University will gladly explain the ins- and outs of the 2006 FIFA World Cupä Match Ball. For an individual appointment please contact adidas Global Football PR.

When: Media Entrance from Noon onwards

Where: adidas World of Football, Platz der Republik

If you need more information, please contact adidas Global Public Relations:

Thomas van Schaik


Mobile: +49.160. 884 3228

Phone: +49. 30 20 60 39 172

Looking forward to welcoming you at the adidas World of Football in Berlin!