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FIFAworldcup.com enjoys ongoing success as the tournament unfolds

Fans from all over the world have viewed over 2.5 billion pages and streamed more than 60 million video highlights on FIFAworldcup.com.

  • Over 2.5 billion page views

In 2002, the site attracted just over two billion page views for the entire tournament, and this year FIFAworldcup.com has surpassed that mark after only two weeks. The most page views were recorded on Monday 22 June with 249 million page views. Every day, an average of five million unique users log on the site and spend more than 30 minutes on it, browsing the unparalleled wealth of content available to them.

More than 60 million video streams

2006 marks the first year that video highlights of FIFA World Cup™ matches have been free on the Internet. Fans have taken full advantage of this opportunity to relive the games and start voting on the Goal of the Tournament.

More than 41 million page views on the mobile web portal

The mobile version of FIFAworldcup.com is accessed by millions of fans who want to keep up with the action wherever they go. With live match stats, commentaries and photographs, plus player info, downloads and polls, this site is a must for football addicts.

Over 750,000 Fantasy sign-ups

Fans have signed up in record numbers to play the Official Fantasy Game of the tournament with the former tennis legend Ilie Nastase currently leading the Celebrity League.

VIPs Love Football - and they mean it!

As FIFA World Cup fever has taken the world over, FIFAworldcup.com catches up with some famous football fans. Over the past week, Tony Parker, Ennio Morricone, Max Biaggi, Giancarlo Fisichella, Sebastiao Salgado and Ousmane Sow have added their voice to those of Mikhail Gorbatchev, Joss Stone and Spike Lee.

FIFA and Yahoo! plan to distribute weekly traffic results every Monday during the tournament, with a final traffic report to be released shortly after the Final in Berlin.