2007.04.22

Tencent Cooperates with FIFA on 2007 Women's World Cup China

Wuhan China April 22 2007 - Tencent and FIFA held a joint press conference this afternoon to launch the Tencent FIFA 2007 Women's World Cup China website. Tencent is the exclusive Official Internet Services Provider and instant messaging provider for the event.

At the conference Mr. SY Lau Executive Vice President Online Marketing Services & Corporate Branding Tencent and FIFA ambassador Ms. Sun Wen jointly activated the Tencent FIFA 2007 Women's World Cup China website. Also attending were FIFA General Secretary Mr. Urs Linsi FIFA Executive Member and Asian Football Confederation President Mr. Mohamed Bin Hamman as well as Ms. Xue Li Executive General Secretary of the China Organizing Committee of FIFA Women's World Cup.

Mr. Lau said Tencent places great importance on sports broadcasting. By partnering with FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007 Tencent is confident that the Internet can build a greater audience for the event. With its Internet portal website QQ.com and vast QQ.com user base Tencent will rely on its advanced Internet platform to promote the 2007 Women's World Cup and the event's official website www.FIFA.com.

"FIFA Women's World Cup welcomes support from our partners" said FIFA General Secretary Urs Linsi. "We believe that as a leader in the online networking and instant messaging sector Tencent offers the best networking service for the 2007 Women's World Cup in China. We also believe that cooperation between FIFA and Tencent will help share this wonderful competition with all football fans."

FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007 will be held from September 10 to September 30. The games will be held in Shanghai Tianjin Hangzhou Chengdu and Wuhan. Sixteen teams from six continents will compete for the championship. Fans can visit the QQ.com special report website at http://sports.qq.com/fwwc2007/index.htm and FIFA's official website at www.FIFA.com to get the latest information on the event and connect with other fans online.