Media Release

Federation Internationale de Football Association

FIFA Strasse 20, P.O Box 8044 Zurich, Switzerland, +41 (0) 43 222 7777

Hyundai will bring your love for the game up close and personal in every match of the 2006 FIFA World Cup™

Until now, only the players have received the every spot lights and scorer has become a hero; however, there will be another contender who wants to share the spot light with their football heroes in every match of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™. Hyundai Motor Company, official partner of the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ and FIFA Partner until 2014, is introducing a totally new dimension in fun and excitement at the match with the innovatively unique program called the "FAN OF THE MATCH"

THE HYUNDAI FAN OF THE MATCH is a new and unique promotional programme and it is a single-mindedly devoted to supports, who make football the spectacle it is. On a match day, Hyundai Fan of the Match team and FIFA will rove in and out side of the football pitches before kick-off and during the first half to select the best fan, who shows the best emotion, passion and victory wishes for their favorite teams.

One selected lucky winner per each match will be announced on the stadium's giant screen with winner's passionate image at half time. Each winner will also receive prize presented by Hyundai and be registered for the public online voting in the Hyundai Fan Corner at Visitors of the Hyundai Fan Corner can rate on each Fan of the Match and highest rated fan among all 64 Fan of the Match will eventually become the Fan of the Tournament with a brand new Hyundai.

Officials from Hyundai said, "Hyundai certainly wishes and envisages that this program will contribute to create more enthusiasm among spectators in every matches as the Fan of the Match is the only programme that is geared toward the supporters in the stadium. And this is going to be the perfect example how on and offline programme interconnect.

For media, Hyundai is providing high resolution images of each Fan of the Match for free download for editorial usage. Please refer the below website usage guideline for your free images

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