Media Release

Federation Internationale de Football Association

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A record-breaking kick-off for <b>FIFAworldcup.com</b>

With fans around the world excitedly cheering on their teams, FIFA today announced another record in visiting FIFAworldcup.com. In 2002, the Official Website attracted just over two billion page views for the entire tournament and this time FIFAworldcup.com is already halfway to that mark after only one week.

With 1.2 billion page views it is the largest one-week total in the history of the site. The most successful day to date was Monday, 12 June with 226 million page views by 6.2 million visitors. Overall an average of five million fans have visited FIFAworldcup.com each day during the tournament.

"Thanks to FIFAworldcup.com we are offering a one-stop destination for all information on and around the FIFA World Cup in nine languages. The unparalleled coverage produced by 50 FIFA editors coming from 20 different countries and the wealth and depth of content on FIFAworldcup.com have been recognised by football lovers around the world as the best place to follow the event online," said FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter.

Some key facts and figures:

• 31 Million Video Streams

2006 marks the first year that video highlights of FIFA World Cup matches have been free on the Web, and fans have taken full advantage of this opportunity to watch and rewatch the best moments of the matches

• 1.2 Billion Page Views

In 2002, the site attracted just over two billion page views for the entire tournament, and this year FWC.com is halfway to that mark after only one week. This is the largest one-week total in the history of the site. The most page views were recorded on Monday 12 June with 226 million page views.

• Five Million Daily Unique Users

An average of five million fans have visited FIFAworldcup.com each day during the tournament, including a high of 6.2 million visitors on Monday, 12 June.

• Over 600,000 Fantasy Sign-Ups

Fans have signed up in record numbers to play fantasy football on FIFAwordcup.com, which features Yahoo!'s industry-leading fantasy sports platform.

In addition to all the in-depth information on the game, FIFAworldcup.com enhances its coverage with the daily contributions of famous football lovers sharing their impressions and analysis of the matches. The VIPs Love Football contributors so far include Mikhail Gorbachev, Spike Lee, Joss Stone, Ian Thorpe and Michael Schumacher.

FIFA and Yahoo! plan to distribute weekly traffic results each Monday during the tournament, with a final traffic report to be released shortly after the final match in Berlin on 9 July 2006.