2006 FIFA World Cup


Children are the real World Cup winners
NEW YORK, USA, 10 July 2006 – Children around the world joined Italy in celebrating victory at the 2006 FIFA World Cup on Sunday.

Football brings welcome relief for young people in Iraq
NEW YORK, USA, 7 July 2006 – Despite the violence and chaos that have plagued Iraq in recent years (not to mention the sporadic supply of electricity), Iraqi football fans have been riveted by TV broadcasts of the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

UNICEF supports ‘No to Racism Days’ campaign at the 2006 FIFA World Cup
BERLIN, Germany, 28 June 2006 – As football fans around the world took two days off from the excitement and the spirit of competition at the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany, UNICEF and FIFA – along with prominent members of the German Government and world sporting associations – met at the Olympic Stadium in the German capital to decry racial divisiveness.

Angolan World Cup players back child immunization drive
LUANDA, Angola, 21 June 2006 – With excitement about the 2006 FIFA World Cup at a peak, Angolan star players are among the most recognizable role models here, inspiring a sense of achievement much appreciated in this war-ravaged country.

Team UNICEF scores in opening days of 2006 FIFA World Cup
MUNICH, Germany, 12 June 2006 – The majority of Costa Rican fans attending the 2006 FIFA World Cup opening match on Friday may have occupied just a corner of Munich’s football stadium, but their voices resonated beyond the pitch when 'Team UNICEF' player Paolo Wanchope of Costa Rica scored two goals.

The power of football: UNICEF and FIFA unite for children
NEW YORK, USA, 9 June 2006 – UNICEF and FIFA kicked off the 2006 FIFA World Cup today, calling on football fans around the world to UNITE FOR CHILDREN  UNITE FOR PEACE.

Team UNICEF takes to the football pitch in a new television campaign
NEW YORK, USA, 18 May 2006 – UNICEF launched a new set of dynamic public service announcements today: ‘Superfans’.




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