The Microsoft® Soccer Scoreboard kicks a goal for Australia
9 June, 2006
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New gadget keeps you up-to-date with all the action
Sydney, Australia – Friday, 9 June 2006: Microsoft is helping Australians follow the journey of their favourite international soccer team with the launch of the Microsoft® Soccer Scoreboard, a downloadable gadget that sits on your desktop providing real-time updates of all the action in
Fully customisable, the Microsoft® Soccer Scoreboard gives immediate updates on your favourite team - from the latest game scores to match schedules, team line-ups, player statistics and venue information. You’ll even be able to find out which players are on the field, who’s on the bench, who’s scored, whether any yellow or red cards have been handed out against your team, as well as information on opposing teams such as Japan, Brazil and Croatia.
Mr. Jeff Putt, Business Group Lead Windows for Microsoft Australia says, “For the first time in 32 years, Australia will be lining up against the world’s finest football nations in one of the world’s biggest sporting events and Microsoft® Soccer Scoreboard will ensure that you never miss a beat of the action.”
The Microsoft® Soccer Scoreboard is available to users of Microsoft genuine software through the Windows® Genuine Advantage program. To validate your genuine copy of Windows® please visit
and then follow the links to download the Microsoft® Soccer Scoreboard onto your PC.
Mr. Putt continues, “This is a good example of how Microsoft provides value for genuine customers. I would encourage everyone to validate their copy of Windows® and reap the benefits of additional special offers including complimentary downloads, promotions, and selected discounts.”
The Microsoft® Soccer Scoreboard is just one of the ways Microsoft is helping Australians enjoy footy fever:
Relive past memorable soccer moments
Whether it’s the Diego Maradona infamous ‘Hand of God’ moment in the 1986 Argentina versus England match, or when Australia was defeated by West Germany, East Germany and drew with Chile in 1974 – all these games and more can be relived if you own a Windows® Media Center PC.
Through your Windows® Media Center PC you’ll be able to access a new service through Online Spotlight which enables you to watch past games. The service, Pure World Cup from MPS Broadband can be accessed though your broadband Internet connection from the comfort of your living room sofa when your Windows® Media Center PC is connected up to your TV.
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