World Cup football blogging marathon in Berlin

With just over two weeks to go until the start of the 2006 World Cup in Germany, here’s a great opportunity for footie fans who are also bloggers (or vice versa) – stay in a flat in central Berlin during the championship and blog away about the football to your heart’s content:

An apartment in Berlin Wilmersdorf will be the meeting point for FIFA World CupTM fans and bloggers from all over Europe. The pro bloggers – Lyssa, Anil, Gabemac and Gabeb – will take turns living in the apartment during the tournament and use it as a home base to blog about the competition, atmosphere, events and anything else happening around the FIFA World CupTM in Germany.

Supporting the pro bloggers, football fans from all over Europe are invited to visit the bloggers home base and join the bloggers reporting from the 2006 FIFA World CupTM. Read more information about

So if you are interested in staying in Berlin for a couple of days and sharing your travel experiences as football fans – you are the one we are looking for! Walk the talk and make it real – apply online now! is sponsored by Coca-Cola. To apply for a place in Berlin, a minimum requirement is residency in a European Union country. Among the terms and conditions is this great one:

[…] Be in adequate physical and mental condition to participate as a blogger

I wonder what they have in mind! All that beer Coke, I expect…

If you want to have the complete World Cup schedule in your Outlook calendar, you can download the fixtures from Microsoft bCentral (tip: Jeff Clavier). Otherwise, FIFA has the full list.

The opening match of the tournament in Munich on 9 June will be a great one – Costa Rica vs. Germany. Naturally I have to root for the David not the Goliath.

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

  1. Patrice Curtis

    I am a huge, rabid fan of football, and I hate it when I see the assumption that Americans don’t care about football. Coke should do a re-think: how cool would it be to have a US American who is traveling over from the US, blogging right along with the Europeans?

    Ah well …

  2. neville

    Perhaps it’s for legal or other related reasons, Patrice. Or marketing. Or simply to keep out the US bloggers ;)

    Perhaps an opportunity for Pepsi, say, to do something similar in the US…


    Wow! Great idea… But the coke should really get a rethink…

    Just in case a few of you guys want some first hand info on germany, here is a non profit podcast on culture and language in Germany…

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