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[Media Release] Malaysia all geared for FC Barcelona Asia Tour!

 Malaysia all geared for FC Barcelona Asia Tour!

The highly anticipated clash between FC Barcelona and the Malaysian Tigers is set to make its mark as one of the most exciting events in Malaysian football calendar this year!

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8th August 2013 – Malaysia, as one of the only two countries in Asia selected to be a part of the FC Barcelona Asian Tour 2013 has been eagerly gearing up towards the arrival of one of the world best football team to our shores.

Making their way to Malaysia to take part in exciting friendly match against the Malaysian Tigers as part of the final leg of their Asian Tour 2013, this also marks the first time ever Barca will be playing in Malaysia. This further adding the the anticipation of this momentous occasion. The FC Barcelona’s visit here will definitely make a tremendous mark in Malaysian history as football fans both locally and internationally will be gathered in Malaysia to witness the kick-off of this amazing match!

This event is organized by B.S.C.S.R.L DTO. Futbol (M) Sdn Bhd (BSC) and supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia and Malaysia Major Events (MME), a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB). The event is expected to host 80,00 spectators and draw over 8000 fans from across the region to Kuala Lumpur.

Over the past few years, Malaysia has hosted a repertoire of major international clubs including Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and most recently Chelsea. The appearance of FC Barcelona in Kuala Lumpur for a friendly match will no doubt be an inspiration for the Malaysian team.

En. Zulkefli Haji Sharif, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau said, “Malaysians and football are inseparable! We are delighted to witness the football craze sweep over our nation by continuing to host major sporting events like the FC Barcelona Asia Tour. With participants and spectators coming together from all over the region with their family, the multiplier effect of the tourism economy will definitely be magnified. Additionally, the match will give us opportunity to draw global audience which in return will encourage tourism activities in the country and steadily mould the country’s identity not just as a major sporting hub but also as a tourist destination. We look forward to an amazing football game and to charm spectators with the breathtaking beauty of Malaysia’s attraction.”

Malaysia Major Events is consistently looking for avenues to drive tourism into the country to support the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia plus the promotional campaign of Visit Malaysia Year 2014. By hosting this FC Barcelona Asian Tour 2013, Malaysia hopes to attract even more international arrivals in coming years! 

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