Media Release

Federation Internationale de Football Association

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

Deutsche Bahn offers free rail travel for accredited media during FIFA World Cup™

Accredited members of the media will be able to travel to and from the 64 matches at the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ in Germany free of charge and in an environmentally friendly way. The German Organising Committee, in conjunction with Deutsche Bahn AG (German national rail network), is providing all print and photo journalists from abroad with a "Mobility BahnCard100" rail pass.

This free voucher, which will be included with the accreditation badge, will enable journalist and photographers to travel in first class and at no charge on Deutsche Bahn throughout the country. Rail travel is a very attractive option for media covering the FIFA World Cup. German railways are very efficient, fast and reliable and clean.

Inter-City Train times (h) between the 12 FIFA World Cup Host Cities

German print and photo journalists that registered before the end of the application period will also receive a Mobility BahnCard, which allows free first class travel on all Deutsche Bahn AG trains from 29 May to 10 July 2006.

To board the trains, journalists must present their accreditation badge, which will be stamped with "Mobility BahnCard", thus making them valid for travel. Accreditations and Mobility BahnCards are of course strictly personal and cannot be used by anyone other than the holder.

Of the 6,000 Mobility BahnCards, 1,500 will be distributed by Infront to TV and radio journalists.

Local public transport such as subways, trams and buses are not included in this offer, and special trains, such as the ICE-Sprinters and night trains require a surcharge to be paid.

Reservations must also be paid for separately, and can be made by telephone via Deutsche Bahn AG Travel Service. Callers from outside Germany should dial +49–1805–996633, whilst for callers within Germany, the number is 11 8 61 (charged at 3 cents per second until the call is forwarded to the Travel Service, then 39 cents per minute, rounded up to the next full minute, via Deutsche Telekom fixed network).

Reservations are advisable due to the expected increase in the number of passengers during the 2006 FIFA World Cup™.

Hotline service for media from Deutsche Bahn

Open daily from 8:00am to 8:00pm, media you can dial 01803 673040 to reach a team from Deutsche Bahn who can provide you with answers to any questions relating to Deutsche Bahn and the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

The fee for the hotline service will be just nine cents a minute when dialing from the German landline network. Information is available either in German or in English. Media can also make train reservations by calling this number.

Media requesting information on Deutsche Bahn AG will be connected with the responsible Deutsche Bahn press office.

Authorization required for filming in trains and at stations

Those wishing to carry out filming of any kind in DB trains, at stations or on DB premises must first receive authorization to do so. This also applies during the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Questions or requests relating to filming and filming authorization should be addressed to Heinrich Schierbaum (tel. +49(0)30 297-58225, fax +49(0)30 297-58229, heinrich.schierbaum@bahn.de ).