EA Announce 2006 World Cup Coverstars

This is your chance to step onto the pitch and play with your heroes in the 2006 FIFA World Cup Finals! Electronic Arts today revealed the superstar players who will be featured on the front packs of the 2006 FIFA World Cup video game around the world. Designed to celebrate each country’s top star, the cover players have been individually selected to represent their team, their nation and their loyal fans. Working in partnership with adidas, the only official branded sports apparel manufacturer for the real-world 2006 FIFA World Cup tournament, EA has been able to deliver customized covers for nearly a dozen countries.

“We are thrilled to have the world’s top footballers representing 2006 FIFA World Cup in each of these countries,” said Clive Downie, VP of Marketing, EA. “Game players around the globe are engaging in this phenomenal tournament by experiencing it for themselves through the video game.”

“2006 FIFA World Cup lets players live out their greatest football fantasy of playing with their heroes. We are honoured to have the opportunity to partner with EA and provide direct access to each of the superstars,” said Thierry Weil, head of football sports marketing at adidas.

Demonstrating physical excellence, undying determination and masterful skill, the line-up of players featured regionally on 2006 FIFA World Cup are true sports champions.

England – Frank Lampard

China – Zhi Zhen

Germany – Lukas Podolski

Italy – Alessandro Del Piero

Mexico – Jamie Lozano

Portugal – Simao

Netherlands – Arjen Robben

Switzerland – Ricardo Cabanas

Spain – Xavi

USA – Claudio Reyna