- Title: GERMANY: ELECTRONICS GIANT PHILLIPS ANNOUNCED AS SPONSOR 0F 2006 WORLD CUP.
- Date: 14th November 2002
- Summary: GRAVENBRUCH, GERMANY (NOVEMBER 14, 2002) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. FIFA AND PHILIPS REPRESENTATIVES POSING WITH FOOTBALL 2. CLOSE-UP OF FIFA LOGO ON FOOTBALL 3. PHILIPS MONITOR AND FIFA FLAG 4. FRANZ BECKENBAUER, PRESIDENT OF THE GERMAN 2006 WORLD CUP ORGANISING COMMITTEE AND OTHERS POSING FOR CAMERAS 5. PHOTOGRAPHERS TAKING PICTURES 6. GUIDO TOGNONI, FIFA MARKETING DIRECTOR, AND BECKENBAUER SITTING DOWN 7. SOUNDBITE (German) GUIDO TOGNONI, FIFA DIRECTOR OF COMPETITIONS, MARKETING AND TV, SAYING: "Today we can present the twelth official sponsoring partner out of fifteen, a long-term FIFA partner: Philips. Philips has been with us for as long as I can remember, ever since modern sponsoring was first introduced within FIFA. Philips and FIFA almost have a love affair, a long-term love affair." 8. WIDE OF PODIUM 9. SOUNDBITE (German) FRANZ BECKENBAUER, PRESIDENT OF THE GERMAN 2006 WORLD CUP ORGANISING COMMITTEE SAYING: "We now know for sure that the Dutch will be there in 2006, unlike in 2002. We naturally hope that the Dutch team will be here too. As neighbours we of course hope that the Dutch national team will qualify for the 2006 World Cup." 10. TOGNONI SIGNING SPONSORING DEAL 11. PAN TO DOCUMENT 12. PHOTOGRAPHERS TAKING PICTURES 13. TOGNONI, BECKENBAUER AND PHILIPS REPRESENTATIVE POSING FOR CAMERAS Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 29th November 2002 12:00
- Location: GRAVENBRUCH, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Reuters ID: LVA2AJNK2K6ZBCFMI0GVNYBGUGDO
- Story Text: Dutch electronics giant Philips was introduced on
Thursday (November 10) as the 10th official sponsor of the
2006 soccer World Cup finals in Germany.
"We now know for sure that the Dutch will be there,"
2006 World Cup organising committee president Franz
Beckenbauer joked as the deal was announced at a news
conference in Gravenbruch, near Frankfurt on Wednesday
"They were not there in 2002," added the World Cup-winning
captain and coach, referring to the Dutch national side's
failure to qualify for this year's finals in South Korea and
"We naturally hope that the Dutch team will be here too."
The two companies were represented by Gottfried DutinÃ©,
Executive Vice President and member of Philips' Board of
Management, and Guido Tognoni, FIFA Director of Competitions,
Marketing & TV.
Philips, which has sponsored every World Cup since 1986,
will provide stadiums with products such as television sets,
DVD devices and audio equipment.
The company is also in talks with some of the 12 World Cup
stadiums to be the main supplier of lighting.
The other nine official sponsors for the tournament in
Germany are adidas, Avaya, Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola, Deutsche
Telekom, Gillette, McDonald's, Toshiba and Yahoo.
The official emblem and slogan of the 2006 World Cup will
be unveiled at a ceremony on Tuesday in Gelsenkirchen, where
Germany will play the Netherlands in a friendly international
the next day.
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