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Spotlight: FIFA WORLD CUP

Spotlight: FIFA WORLD CUP

Figure 1. The FIFA World Cup English-language home page.


Every four years, FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) holds the World Cup, arguably the most popular sporting event in the world. In June 2002, the World Cup was jointly hosted by Korea and Japan. It drew more than 2 million spectators, and more than a billion people watched the matches on television. The Internet also played a vital role in the World Cup. In December 2001, FIFA, in partnership with Yahoo!, launched the FIFA World Cup web site.


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