Media Release

Federation Internationale de Football Association

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FIFA launches invitation to tender for Official Mascot TV Series

FIFA would like to announce that it has decided to put out the Official Mascot TV Series for the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™ to public tender and invites interested parties to submit tenders covering the production and distribution management of the Official Mascot TV Series.

The tender will be open from 16 February until 1 April 2004 and will be overseen by FIFA's Marketing & TV Division.

The precise details regarding format, techniques of animation, number of episodes and other features are left open for the tendering parties to propose.

Interested parties may obtain further information regarding this invitation to tender by downloading the official Information and Procedure letter from or by sending a request by email to or fax to +41(0)41 727 0011.

Further information regarding the Official Mascot(s) will only be divulged upon special request and will be subject to confidentiality restrictions.

FIFA Communications Division / Zurich, 10 February 2004 / 2004-0012-MascotTender2006-E