Media Release

Federation Internationale de Football Association

FIFA Strasse 20, P.O Box 8044 Zurich, Switzerland, +41 (0) 43 222 7777 to provide unparalleled coverage during Germany 2006

Available in nine languages, offers fans from across the world the most comprehensive coverage of the 18th FIFA World Cup™. All 32 teams and 736 players in football's showpiece event are highlighted in depth with the very latest news and profiles.

The Official Website is also offering an unprecedented experience with many new and interactive features.

• Free video highlights: Two minutes of the finest action from each of the 64 matches will be available within minutes after the final whistle. No registration or payment is required, simply click, watch and enjoy!

• The best live match coverage on the web: The Emirates Matchcast includes play-by-play commentaries, the official FIFA Data Feed, users Fanchat, photographs of the action published in real time, trivia, polls and much more.

• World class editorial coverage in nine languages: Fifty journalists from 20 different countries will be reporting around the clock. There will be previews and reports for each game as well as technical analysis, exclusive interviews, features and stats.

• VIPs Love Football: A special new section where pop stars, actors, politicians and sporting greats reveal their passion for the beautiful game exclusively on Amongst those included are Mikhail Gorbachev, Joss Stone, Placido Domingo, Ilie Nastase, Ato Boldon, Alpha Blondy and Mark Webber.

• Official Fantasy Football: Choose a squad of 23 players before 9 June and compete against football fans around the globe. More than 250,000 visitors to the site have already registered their team in the hope of being crowned the world's greatest virtual manager.

• Multi-player Trivia: Know your FIFA World Cup™ history? Try to answer the 2,000 questions which has compiled. See how you fare against fans from across the globe!

• Destination Germany: Learn about the 12 Host Cities and organise your stay in Germany thanks to our entertaining and informative interactive content. We have city guides, practical tips, and a crash course in German to make your stay more enjoyable.

• Make your voice heard: What would football be without the passion of the fans? is giving users the opportunity to express themselves by voting for the Gillette Best Young Player, commenting on the matches in the Emirates MatchCast, uploading their own pictures and blogging in the 12th Man section.

• Predictor: Everyone has an opinion on who will lift the famous trophy on 9 July. You can guess the scores and share your results with friends on's Predictor.

• Mobile: Thanks to a comprehensive mobile site, you can take with you wherever you go. In addition to news, player profiles, statistics and downloads, you can also get free SMS alerts to help you follow your favourite team. Better still, the FIFA MatchCast application allows you to receive all match information live and direct from the stadiums.