Barcelona, Spain -- 05/12/2010 -- eFans (www.efans.com), a social network for sports fans, today announced the launch of customized sites for two of Europe’s sports-crazed countries: eFans UK and eFans Spain, all with local content and language. For the last two years, eFans has been connecting sports fans from around the globe, allowing them to share news, watch videos and chat about their teams' latest victories. Now, with sites devoted to individual countries, local teams and athletes will be featured as well encouraging more fan interaction amongst individual towns and communities.
From its office in Barcelona, Spain, eFans will be well situated to control the European versions of the website. Founder and CEO Stephan Maric feels that launching eFans sites for Spain and the UK is a crucial expansion of the business because it will include the teams and athletes from these countries that may only be popular on a local level, many of whom have strong fan bases. He adds that the vibrant pro sports activity in smaller cities and towns should not be ignored and represents many potential users and revenues. With the biggest event of all, the FIFA World Cup, just around the corner, eFans hopes these sites will dramatically increase its exposure in these two countries where soccer is king.
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