Friday, December 15, 2006

Tourism Malaysia to promote AFC Asian Cup 2007

The Asian Football Confederation and Tourism Malaysia have announced their collaboration to promote the AFC Asian Cup 2007 final competition, starting with the Final Draw to be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 19 December 2006. “The AFC Asian Cup is Asian football’s crown jewels, and we are committed to making it the best AFC competition ever. Through valuable partnerships in each of the host countries, we can achieve this.” said AFC President Mohamed Bin Hammam. “One of these very valuable partnerships here in Malaysia is with Tourism Malaysia, and we are delighted with their support and enthusiasm. As Malaysia is one of the hosts, it is a great opportunity to further promote the country as a sporting venue.”

Tourism Malaysia’s Director General Dato’ Mirza Muhammad Taiyab added, “We’re all proud to be a part of such a dynamic and truly Asian tournament which from global television audience perspective, is the second largest single-sport event in Asia, second only to the FIFA World Cup. We are delighted that Malaysia was selected as one of the four hosts, as it coincides with our Visit Malaysia 2007 campaign year in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Malaysia’s Independence. We look forward to celebrating through football!”

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