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Fox 40 Whistles to be used in Both World Cup-Final Match-Ups


For Immediate Release

HAMILTON, ONTARIO (June 28, 2002) — After completion of 61 games seeing 154 goals scored thus far, World Cup 2002 has exhibited the expected elite play on the field in addition to many surprises. From the early departures of favourites such as Argentina and France to the extended runs by the United States and Korea, little has been certain in this tournament.

Yet, some things can be assured for the two final matches. The games will be intense. The crowds will be loud. The viewing audiences will be in the billions. And at the center of all this excitement will be a referee with only two cards and a Fox 40 whistle at his disposal to keep things in control.

The final World Cup match on Sunday June 30th, will see the meeting of two veterans of World Cup domination. Bragging rights will be on the line as Brazil seeks its record-setting fifth title, while Germany attempts to share top spot with Brazil with a fourth title win. The 42 year-old Italian referee, Pierluigi Collina, who has been considered the World No.1 referee for the past five years, will call the game.  Collina is expected to use his yellow Fox 40 Classic CMG for the game, as he has used in previous matches.

Working as an Assistant Referee in this match will be Hugh Dallas of Scotland, who quoted his thoughts on the Fox 40 whistle prior to the start of this year's World Cup: "The Fox 40 Whistle is simply the best and most reliable whistle in the world. Its unique design creates an unmistakable sound."

The consolation match-up on Saturday June 29th should be a tight battle as the host favourite, Korean Republic, attempt to make history with a win over Turkey. The Fox 40 Whistle will not be the only Canadian content in this game as Hector Vergara of Canada has been selected to work the game as an assistant referee.

For more information, contact:

Dave Foxcroft
Fox 40 International Inc.
340 Grays Road
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8E 2Z2
Phone: 905-561-4040
Fax: 905-578-5646


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