Media Release

Federation Internationale de Football Association

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World Cup Picture Service for Media Members

This service offered by the Organizing Committee (OC) of the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ to media members from around the world is truly a novelty.

In cooperation with dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH, Germany's leading wire agency, the OC is offering an expansive picture archive free of any cost.

The material includes pictures from every FIFA World Cup played since 1930, newsworthy pictures of the most recent events of the OC, and illustrative shots of the twelve stadiums and FIFA World Cup host cities.

Media members will have access to this service by visiting

After registration and upon entering the dpa-platform, please choose "Services" to scan the free-of-charge section. The service also provides an opportunity to examine the overall content of dpa.

"I don't know any journalist, that does not use the internet as a basis of research", said Wolfgang Niersbach, Vice President of the OC and in charge of media- and public relations. "Therefore, we are convinced that our internet-based archive is a perfectly fitting service."