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Confed Cup Goes Mobile

DW-WORLD offers action and information on the FIFA 2005 Confederations Cup from June 15-29 in seven languages for users of mobile devices. From game reports, team standings to live tickers, DW-WORLD has it all.

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Catch all the action live on your handheld device

From June 15-29, the Confederations Cup in Germany will be all about goals, points and nailbiting excitement on the field. The tournament is being dubbed a dress rehearsal for the Soccer World Cup 2006 that will take place in Germany next summer. Eight teams will battle it out in two groups for a spot in the semifinals and an entry into the finals. The champion will be declared on June 29 in Frankfurt.

DW-WORLD will cover all the action with detailed reporting on its Internet site. In addition, DW-WORLD.DE will also offer varied and up-to-date soccer news for users of mobile devices.

The following features will be accessible via a handheld device: news and reports, results, team standings, news in brief, live tickers of 14 of the total 16 encounters as well as impressions of the DW-WORLD.DE reporter on site in the form of a Weblog. Soccer fans worldwide can be on the ball and perfectly informed, any time and any place, even without Internet access, television or newspapers.

Holger Hank, editorial director of DW-WORLD.DE, said that the Confed Cup coverage underlined the expertise and uniqueness of the online team when it comes to multilingual soccer reporting. Hank said that further mobile content on soccer-related news is in the works, particularly the Soccer World Cup 2006.

"Just like for national German coach Jürgen Klinsmann, the Confed Cup is a step in the direction of the World Cup 2006 for us too," said Guido Baumhauer, editor-in-chief of DW-WORLD.DE. "With our expanded mobile offer, we want to enhance our portfolio and particularly fulfill the growing need for providing news, independent of time and place constraints."

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  • Date 14.06.2005
  • Author Jochen Spangenberg (sp)
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  • Date 14.06.2005
  • Author Jochen Spangenberg (sp)
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  • Permalink http://p.dw.com/p/6laT