Official FIFA World Cup™ Germany 2006 Poster.
Offizielles Event-Poster der FIFA WM 2006™.
World Cup Poster 2006
The winning design by Berlin design agency We do Communication GmbH featues a football made up of stars glittering in a night sky. The winning design beat off four rivals in a telephone and text poll by 50,000 people in Germany.
“We liked both the idea and the execution. Stars taking the shape of a football is a new, strongly symbolic idea, and the poster struck an emotional chord with me. In my opinion, football is all about emotion and passion. The fans have made the right choice,” said 2006 FIFA World Cup Organizing Committee President Franz Beckenbauer.
Japan Announces Fall Friendlies
The Japan Football Federation announced on July 22 that Japan would face Honduras and a “top European nation” at home this fall. Honduras, which is currently ranked 39th in the world, will play Japan on September 7th at Miyagi Stadium, in Sendai; the second match, against an as yet undisclosed opponent, will be held at the National Stadium in Tokyo on November 16th. The latter match will be Japan’s final friendly of 2005. At that point, eyes will turn towards the World Cup draw in Germany.
Coach Zico said that he is taking both matches very seriously, and that he will call up his Europe-based players to take part. Japan has struggled against Latin sides, and the Honduras match will be a good tune-up in the run-up to next summer’s World Cup.
Guus Hiddink Appointed Socceroos’ Coach
PSV Eindhoven coach Guus Hiddink has been appointed coach of the Australian national team in a bid to lead them to the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
The Dutch coach, 58, lead Dutch champions PSV to the semi-finals of last season’s Champions League and was in charge of the South Korean national team which reached the semi-finals of the 2002 World Cup.
He replaces Frank Farina, who stepped down after Australia lost all three of its matches at the recent Confederations Cup.
The 9th RoboCup International Competitions was held in Osaka, Japan, from July 13th-19th.
RoboCup Bremen Germany 2006RoboCup is part bitcoin dice academic conference, part soccer round robin, and all nerd’s paradise, RoboCup was created to give a boost to robotics and artificial intelligence. Since its debut in 1997, the tournament has attracted more and more attention and a larger number of participants. Also, more importantly, the rules have had to be updated as the technology of the robots has improved.