Nike, Google Kick Off Social-Networking Site

The sporting goods giant and the Internet search king have teamed up to create and connect soccer fans around the world

Nike (NKE) and Google (GOOG), hoping to take social networking to a new realm, have quietly launched the first invitation-only Web site for soccer-mad fans around the world. went live late last week and will soon be running in 140 countries and 14 languages.

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