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Daily Video Highlights of 2002 FIFA World Cup" moves into the new communications era, the official Website of the 2002 FIFA World Cup" has purchased the rights to be the Exclusive Global FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan" Video Highlights Provider over the Internet. The agreement was reached today between FIFA, KirchSport AG and Yahoo!

For the first time in history, football fans across the world will be able to watch the video highlights of all 64 matches of the FIFA World Cup on their desktops. The video highlights will be available two to three hours after the final match of the day, and make up one portion of’s premium subscription service. For further Information please visit

FIFA is delighted to have been able to finalise this Internet agreement for in a manner which is fully complementary to FIFA’s broadcast partners. The terms of the deal enable FIFA to offer to the end users a Premium package service priced at $19.95 USD giving fans VIP access to the following services:

  • Four minutes of professionally-produced action from each of the 64 2002 FIFA World Cup matches from the opening game to the Finals
  • Fully archived, searchable highlights, giving fans the ability to easily locate within the highlights their favorite moments, such as all the goals by their favorite team or player.
  • Bespoke voiceover commentary in six languages—English, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and German
  • Additional non-game video footage, such as special post-match interviews
  • Additional content such as Video Screensavers, Mini FIFA World Cup documentaries and exclusive VIP sweepstakes with tickets for the finals up for grabs.

"FIFA is very pleased to announce the global distribution of video highlights on in this historic agreement," said FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter. "In doing so FIFA has moved decisively into the new communications era, utilising the latest technologies to bring the best of the FIFA World Cup action to fans wherever they are in the world."

President Blatter added "This is particularly significant for fans in different time zones to Korea and Japan, for example Europe is up to 9 hours behind. By launching this video highlights package FIFA has listened to the voices of football fans across the globe and has responded by providing the ultimate way to stay in touch with the action." has been operating successfully since December 2001 in co-operation with Yahoo!. The site has proved a huge hit and has a depth of FIFA World Cup content which is second to none - with cutting edge FIFA editorial, exclusive video archives, competitions, microsites, music, matchcasts, and much, much more. The addition of exclusive video highlights from this summers FIFA World Cup truly, makes the ultimate online destination this summer.

29 Apr, 2002

2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan (tm) Partners