Good news for those of us potentially office-bound during the World Cup – Yahoo! and FIFA have announced that fans will have access to video highlights of games on FIFAworldcup.com – the first time World Cup highlights have officially been available for free on the web.
The site will feature World Cup action, including all the goals from the 64 tournament matches for free (no registration required), two minutes of professionally-produced video highlights available within the hour following the final whistle of each game (except Asia and Middle East, where a 24-hour delay is in place and in Germany, where a 48-hour delay is in place) plus on-demand, searchable highlights, so you can locate your favourite moments, such as goals scored by your team of choice.
Alternatively, Yahoo! and FIFA are also offering a mobile service for instant access to the latest news through a mobile phone browser. You can follow all the World Cup matches live with the downloadable MATCHCAST client application, which will feature minute-by-minute commentary, facts and trivia. You can also stay updated by subscribing to free SMS alerts, including goals, match scores and daily news updates.
So relax – work might not get in the way after all.