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June 17, 2006

The New York Times is featuring Live Coverage of the 2006 World Cup

Extensive Blogs and Videos on NYTimes.com and IHT.com

Reporters from The Times and the International Herald Tribune are Covering Soccer's Premier Event.

The New York Times FIFA World Cup

The New York Times is featuring live blogging on www.nytimes.com/worldcup and www.iht.com of the 2006 World Cup soccer tournament with extensive coverage that includes daily video and running game commentary, along with a blog by Roger Cohen, editor at large of the International Herald Tribune, and reporting by a team of sports writers and columnists.

This year's World Cup competition is being held in Germany, from June 9 to July 9. Throughout the monthlong international tournament, The Times and the IHT will offer up-to-the-minute coverage including comprehensive statistics, standings and match information and running commentary of the games played. Interactive flash graphics; multimedia features; daily video casts; reader commentary; and blogs by New York Times writers and columnists ("World Cup '06"), Roger Cohen ("The Beautiful Game") and World Cup fans ("From the Fans...") will enhance the coverage. Important matches and games involving the United States soccer team will be covered via live "match tracking" by commentators who will also incorporate reader reactions.

In addition, TimesSelect, the premium tier Web site of The New York Times, will offer a blog called "Kicking and Screaming: Watching World Cup Soccer in Six Countries," featuring observations by fans in Angola, Argentina, England, Iran, Japan and Mexico.


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