Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Microsoft World Cup 2006 Scoreboard

With the FIFA World Cup about to start in a couple of weeks in Germany, Microsoft has created a little applet that allows you to follow your favorite teams and players.

This program gives you access all the latest tournament news and information. Live game data will allow the a user to monitor the progress of your favorite teams. You can view upcoming games for various teams, their standings in the group and knockout phases of the tournament, and find out about updated news all from this app.

This app includes an RSS reader, so you can plug in a RSS feed of your favorite soccer news source (e.g. Soccernet or BBC). Ever worry about missing games due to the time conversion (Germany is Central European Time zone (CET) with the appropriate adjustments for Daylight Saving Time)? Fear not, as this app will convert all times to your local system time.

Being the world event that it is, this application will support the following languages: Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Spanish (Latin America), Swedish, and Ukrainian.

If you are interested in this app or want further information, it is available here.

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