Friday, June 02, 2006

Free FIFA World Cup highlights on 24-hour delay

Football fans will have access on fifaworldcup.com 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 24-hours after the final whistle of each game in Asia and the Middle East (in Germany a 48-hour delay but everywhere else the delay is less than an hour) on the official Word Cup website. Through the collaboration of FIFA, Yahoo! and the holder of the worldwide broadcast rights for this event, Infront Sports & Media, FIFAworldcup.com 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.

Additionally, the website will offer a mobile service through which fans can follow the ction. 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 FIFAworldcup.com.

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