Monday, January 22, 2007

Team China Football to get website on Sohu.com

Sohu.com has been appointed the exclusive website and wireless partner of Team China Football, the U-23 Olympic Men's team of the Peoples Republic of China. Sohu in partnership with Infront China (the marking acompany to the China Football Association) will develop the official website www.teamchina.com.cn and offer a range of Team China related exclusive content and services to fans in the run-up to the FIFA Women's World Cup 2007, the 2007 Asian Cup and the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The agreement runs for two years until the end of 2008.

The new Team China official website will bring online communication around the seven national football teams to the next level, and will feature in-depth coverage of not just Team related news but also original and exciting behind the scenes stories. A dedicated Sohu reporting team will accompany Team China over the next few years as they prepare for the major football tournaments, ensuring first-hand information is made available to Team China supporters.

The official website offers live match streaming, video clips, an online Team China fan club, prize giveaways, player blogs, mobile content and a wealth of up-to-date stats on matches and training. Sohu reporters will accompany the men’s Olympic Team on their high-profile tour of France and cover indepth the training camp at Chelsea FC.

“With the FIFA Women’s World Cup and Asian Cup, 2007 is an important year for the Teams’ preparation for next year’s Olympic Games. We are happy to have an ideal partner in Sohu to strengthen our fan community,” CFA General Secretary Xie Yalong said.

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