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Record 138 million plus videos streamed on Fifa's site

MUMBAI: Soccer fans around the world logged on to FIFAworldcup.com, the official website of the recently concluded 2006 Fifa World Cup in Germany, in large numbers.

With more than 138 million video streams, the year 2006 marks the first year that video highlights of World Cup matches have been free on the Web, and fans took full advantage.

There were 4.2 billion page views. The site attracted more than two billion page views in the tournament's first two weeks, topping the site's total for the entire 2002 tournament less than halfway through the competition. By the end of the final match, FWC.com's 2006 site had more than doubled the page view total from 2002.

3.5 million Flicker Photo pages were viewed via its photo-sharing site, Yahoo! enabling fans who attended World Cup matches to tag pictures and share their experiences with friends, family members and other soccer fans from around the world.

With 73 million page views on its Mobile Web Destination, it helped fans around the world access FIFAworldcup.com on mobile devices to follow all the World Cup action.

Also, over 875,000 Fantasy Sign-Ups Fans signed up to play free fantasy football on FIFAworldcup.com.

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