Media Release

Federation Internationale de Football Association

FIFA Strasse 20, P.O Box 8044 Zurich, Switzerland, +41 (0) 43 222 7777 sets new standards in online coverage of football

Football fans around the world logged on to, the official website of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™ in record numbers to follow the world's most popular sporting event during the past month.

From June 9 through July 9, more than doubled the traffic output for the 2002 FIFA World Cup's official website.

4.2 Billion Page Views

In 2002, the site attracted just over two billion page views for the entire tournament, and this year surpassed that mark after only two weeks and doubled that mark by the close of the tournament.

More than 125 Million Video Streams

2006 marks the first year that video highlights of FIFA World Cup matches have been free to air on the web, and fans have taken full advantage of this to watch and re-live the best moments of the action.

Over 875,000 Fantasy Sign-Ups

Fans from around the world have signed up in record numbers to play fantasy football on

More than 73 million Page Views on the Mobile Web Portal

The site has gone mobile for the first time. Millions of fans around the world are accessing the official Mobile site on their phones to follow all the football action.

Goal of the Tournament: Argentina rules

Maxi Rodriguez's decisive volley against Mexico has been voted Goal of the Tournament by users, just ahead of two other goals by Argentina; the 24-pass move concluded by Esteban Cambiasso against Serbia and Montenegro and the Carlos Tevez goal against the same opponents.