Cup website smashes records
Johannesburg - The official website of the World Cup in South Africa registered a record 265 million page views in a single day on Tuesday, football's world governing body FIFA said on Wednesday.
The page views on www.FIFA.com were accessed by nearly 10 million users.
The match between five-time World Cup winners Brazil and North Korea on Tuesday helped boost traffic to the site, which is partly supplied by Agence France-Presse.
The previous daily record for the site was 250 million views on June 22 2006, when eventual winners Italy beat the Czech Republic in their final group game at the World Cup in Germany.
The site is well on the way to beating the total of 48 million unique users for the entire four weeks of the 2006 World Cup.