Aug
19
2007
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Welcome to the new FIFA.com

Launched on 1 June 2007, the new FIFA.com has taken football to a new level on the Internet. Fans all over the world can not only enjoy an abundance of content on the new site, but they now also have the opportunity to interact with each other about the world’s favorite topic of conversation, “The Beautiful Game”.

Following a resounding success with 4.2 billion page views on the official website of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany TM during the moth of the final competition – a world record for a sporting website – FIFA’s New Media department did not rest on its laurels and began work on the new version of FIFA.com in September 2006.
The new FIFA.com has merged as the content of FIFA’s previous websites (FIFA.com and FIFAworldcup.com) while adding an outstanding array of new content. As well as the very latest news, in-depth features, interviews, statistics, fixtures and results, the new site offers an unparalleled free video service and a huge interactive community space.
Available in the four official FIFA languages (English, French, German and Spanish) as well as a host language depending on the competition (for example Korean for this year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup and simplified Chinese for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the new FIFA.com has also been developed in compliance with the WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) guidelines for people with disabilities.
The site is also a unique getaway to a vast range of FIFA activities from ticketing and accommodation for all FIFA events to the Media Channel, as well as to information on the various local organizing committees for their respective competitions. Last but not least, FIFA’s commercial affiliates (Partners, World Cup Sponsors, National Supporters) have been carefully integrated into the new site through bespoke programmes, the sponsorship of sections, consumer promotions and advertisements.
Developed, designed and produced by football fans for football fans, the new FIFA.com has been produced by the FIFA New Media department with the support of Delta Tre, the leading sports technology company of Europe.