Fifa announces online initiatives for Club World Cup Japan 2006

MUMBAI: Football's governing body Fifa has announced that its site is providing a host of features for the Fifa Club World Cup Japan 2006, which kicks off on Sunday 10 December 2006.

All matches will be covered live on the site: goals, cards, substitutions and additional statistics will be available in real time through the site's ScoreCard service.

Breaking news, post-match quotes and analysis, interviews and features will be produced direct from the venues. Team profiles and squad lists, referees and venues profiles, profiles of the previous clubs who won the former Intercontinental / Toyota Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup since 1961 will be present.

A full Japanese language version of the tournament to offer local football lovers the same level of coverage as enjoyed in the four official languages the site operates in (English, Spanish, French and German). This Japanese version is available on

The site will also offer a worldwide video highlights service for the tournament. Two minute video summaries will be made available free of charge shortly after the final whistle of each game (except Japan and Spain, where there is a 24 hour delay).

Fifa director of marketing and TV division Jérôme Valcke says, “Fifa is happy to be able to showcase world-class club football on its official Website and to offer fans a comprehensive coverage of this major Tournament. With the support of our friends at Dentsu, will feature video highlights of each match.”

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