For Immediate Release
Juventus Summer Tour to include Indonesia
Serie A Champion to Play at GBK Stadium on August 6
June 2014, Jakarta: Juventus Football Club, the most successful club in the history of Serie A, will be visiting Jakarta with their finest players on August 6 to play an Indonesian selection side at the 88,000-capacity Gelora Bung Karno Stadium.
Known to football fans as “Juve”, the Turin-based club have secured the prestigious Scudetto thirty-two times in addition to two Champions League titles. In the 2013/14 season, Juventus won Serie A by breaking a league record with 102 points. The Bianconeri will bring their best side, which includes Carlos Tevez, Fernando Llorente, Gianluigi Buffon and midfield maestro Andrea Pirlo. Other top players involved in this summer’s World Cup will also link up with the squad for the match.
Nicola Verdun (Juventus Head of Global Partnerships), “We are very excited to start our Asian tour in such an important country as Indonesia, where the passion for football and Juventus is extraordinary, as demonstrated by our strong fanbase. The Gelora Bung Karno Stadium is a super venue and we are ready to put on the best show possible for all attending.”
The match is set to kick off at 20:00WIB and will be broadcast live nation-wide by MNCTV, part of the MNC Group, the largest and integrated media in South-East Asia. Ella Kartika (Managing Director), “MNCTV are proud to be the Official Host Broadcaster for Juventus FC’s match in Indonesia. Through our special program MNCTV Sport Platinum, we are committed to present only the best football matches to Indonesia. Juventus is one of the most successful clubs in the world with a massive fanbase in Indonesia and we are sure that our viewers will enjoy the match.”
Juventus’ unparalleled success is linked to their long legacy of playing attractive football with world class players. Notable former players include Roberto Baggio, Michel Platini, Zinedine Zidane, Edgar Davids, Alessandro Del Piero and Fabio Cannavaro. This legacy has cemented the club’s place in the football world, generating hundreds of millions of loyal fans worldwide. Indonesia is one of the Bianconeri’s biggest fanbases with the largest number of supporters outside Europe.
The match in Indonesia will be promoted by Nine Sport, a sports promoter based in Jakarta who specializes in football events and sponsorships. Arif Wicaksono (CEO), “We are beyond thrilled that Juventus have decided to come to Indonesia this year. They are one of the best football teams in the world and it is a huge privilege for Indonesia to see the Bianconeri stars playing here in our national stadium. This match will be one in our history book, not just as a promoter but also as a lover of football.”
Indonesia will be the first country in Juventus’ Asia Tour. The club will also play a match in Australia on August 10 and in Singapore on August 16. A press conference to announce the club’s activities and ticket sales will be held at the Shangri La Hotel on Wednesday, June 25. Former Juventus player Edgar Davids and Head of Global Partnership Nicola Verdun will be attending.
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