Media Release

Federation Internationale de Football Association

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Free video highlights of all 64 matches to be available on

2006 FIFA World Cup™ Free video highlights of all 64 matches to be available on For the first time in history, fans all over the world will have access on to video highlights of all 2006 FIFA World Cup™ matches free of charge and without the need for registration. From 9 June to 9 July 2006, a two-minute professionally produced video will be available within an hour of the final whistle of each game (except in Asia and the Middle East where there will be a 24-hour delay and in Germany where there will be a 48-hour delay due to legal restrictions) on the official website of the 2006 FIFA World Cup™. Thanks to collaboration between FIFA, Yahoo! and the holder of the worldwide broadcast rights for this event, Infront Sports & Media, will be the global Internet video highlights provider, bringing the best of the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ action to fans, no matter where they may be.

By launching this video highlights service, FIFA has responded to the wishes of football fans across the globe by providing the ultimate way to stay in touch with the action. Given the significant time difference between Europe, Asia and the Americas, millions of fans are expected to visit at all hours of the day, seeking the latest and most in-depth FIFA World Cup™ information, including video highlights. On-demand, searchable highlights will allow fans quickly to locate their favourite moments such as all the goals by their team while also getting a taste of the atmosphere within the stadium." The highlights package complements what is already the best FIFA World Cup coverage offering available to football fans on the web. No matter where you are in the world, you will be able to follow the action before, during and after matches in unparalleled fashion thanks to," said FIFA's Marketing & TV Director, Jérôme Valcke.

Additionally, will offer a mobile service through which fans can follow the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ action. Using a mobile phone browser, fans will have instant and uninterrupted access to the latest tournament news in 8 languages. To follow all the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ matches live, a Matchcast client application for mobile phones must be downloaded from the website, which will feature minute-by-minute commentary as the match unfolds including all the goals, historic match-ups, trivia and more. Furthermore, fans can stay up-to-date with a variety of free SMS alerts including goals, match scores and daily news updates by subscribing on the mobile section on

A new feature available since 18 May is the McDonald's®/FIFA World Cup™ Official Fantasy Game, where fans can test themselves against friends or work colleagues until 9 July by selecting their own dream team. Further details about the game can be found in the Fun and Games section of The most successful sports event website in history is developed and hosted by Yahoo!, the Official Internet Partner of the 2006 FIFA World Cup™. Available in nine languages, guarantees fans from all over the world a one-stop shop with comprehensive global coverage. Each of the teams taking part in the world's top football tournament is covered thoroughly with news, complete football profiles and facts, key facts and country information. is offering football fans worldwide an unprecedented experience for the 2006 FIFA World Cup™. : don't miss the action!