Soccer fans around the world logged on to FIFAworldcup.com, the official Web site of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany(TM), in record numbers to follow the world's most popular sporting event during the past month. FIFAworldcup.com, which is currently available in nine languages, is jointly produced, marketed and hosted by FIFA and Yahoo! Inc.
Some of the site's most impressive traffic statistics from June 9 - July 9, 2006 include:
* 4.2 Billion Page Views
FWC.com 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.
* More than 138 Million Video Streams
2006 marks the first year that video highlights of World Cup matches have been free on the Web, and fans have taken full advantage.
* 3.5 Million Flickr Photo Pages Viewed
Via its popular photo-sharing site, Yahoo! enabled fans attending World Cup matches to tag pictures and share their experiences with friends, family members and other soccer fans from around the world.
* 73 million Page Views on FIFAworldcup.com's Mobile Web Destination
FIFAworldcup.com went mobile for the first time in 2006. Millions of fans around the world accessed FIFAworldcup.com on mobile devices to follow all the World Cup action.
* Over 875,000 Fantasy Sign-Ups
Fans signed up in record numbers to play free fantasy football on FIFAworldcup.com, which features Yahoo! Sports' industry-leading fantasy sports platform.