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Mozilla feeds soccer fans’ passion with new Firefox add-on Companion adds soccer flavor to popular open source Web browser, enabling fans to stay connected with scores, videos and each other

Mountain View, Calif. – June 14, 2006 – Soccer fans all over the world can now have a Web browser that reflects their passion for the game. Mozilla today announced the release of the Companion, a free browser add-on for Mozilla Firefox 1.5 developed by Mozilla and made available by Google. is the online community created by Google and Nike under the banner of Joga Bonito – “Play Beautiful” in Portuguese – for anyone who shares a love for soccer, the world’s most popular sport. With the Companion, Firefox becomes a new resource for soccer fans who are eager to stay up-to-date with their favorite teams and show their support while browsing the Web. Fans can theme their Web browser with national team colors, track the latest scores and headlines, view videos, easily find new communities to join, and receive up-to-the-minute match and goal notifications right in their browser.

“Soccer fans worldwide are passionate about their teams and the sport, and the Web has become the major vehicle to follow these passions and connect with like-minded people,” said Christopher Beard, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, Mozilla Corp. “The Companion is a great way for everyone who loves soccer to join a worldwide community of fans, show pride in their team, follow all the action, and stay connected while online.”

The Companion is now available as a free download in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and Portuguese, with additional languages available soon.

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