THAILAND - Chelsea FC will send the full squad on tour in Thailand to play against Thai Premier League All Stars Team in the "Coke Super Cup" on Sunday 24th July 2011.
April 26, Bangkok, Thailand – Thai football fans prepare to welcome Chelsea FC to revisit Thailand after more than a decade with a special football match between Thai Premier League All Stars Team and Chelsea FC on July 24th at Rajamangala National Stadium. As announced earlier, Chelsea FC will be touring Asia as their part of their pre-season preparation for 2011/2 season. In addition to Bangkok, they will be visiting Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. Chelsea FC will play a match against a strong Thai Premier League All Stars Team under the campaign title of "COKE SUPER CUP : Chelsea Asia Tour 2011 Thailand".
Dato Worawi Makudi, President of the Football Association of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King (FAT), stated that the match is made possible with the cooperation of I-Sport Co.,Ltd., ProEvents Group and FAT, we are pleased and thankful to them for their continuous support to the football development in Thailand. The main objective of this match is to give happiness to Thai football fans in the year of the celebration of His Majesty the King's 84th birthday. The Thai Premier League will make available a strong selection of players from the Thai Premier League to play against the visitor.
Coca Cola Thailand, manufacturer and distributor of Coca Cola, the leading brand in the world in beverages industry, is the title sponsor of the event. Other sponsors of the event are Tourism Authority of Thailand, AP Honda (Thailand) Co.,Ltd., I-Mobile Plus Co., Ltd., World Gas (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Singha Corporation Co., Ltd., Thai Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Adidas (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and Shangri-la Bangkok Hotel.
"We hope that COKE SUPER CUP : Chelsea Asia Tour 2011 Thailand is yet another great event brought to you by Coca Cola and we hope it will bring happiness, enjoyable atmosphere and unity to Thailand again. Coca Cola is the beverage brand which is in the heart of people all over the world and we have been involved with the sport, football for a long time because football is the most popular sport in the world. More importantly, Coke has sponsored football related activities in Thailand for 30 years already." Mr. Pornwut Sarasin, Vice President of Thai Namthip Co.,Ltd. said.
"For Thai Premier League All Stars Team, the team will consist of elite players from Thai Premier League who are popular among Thai football fans, such as Ludovic Takam, Pattaya United's striker; Dagno Siaka, Muangthong United's midfielder; Michael Byrne, Bangkok Glass FC's midfielder; Pipop On-Mo, Chonburi FC's striker; and Nivet Siriwong, Pattaya United's defender. We hope to see an exciting performance by our players and able to provide all with an excellent match to watch. So, please come and support the Thai All Stars!" Said by Dr. Wichit Yamboonruang, President of Thai Premier League Co.,Ltd. and Thai Premier League All Stars Team's manager.
Mr. Pongsakdi Polanant, I-Sport Co. Ltd.'s Executive Director stated that Chelsea FC will stay in Thailand during July 22nd – 25th, 2011. Their players are super star players which Thai football fans know very well, such as John Terry, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres, Nicola Anelka, Ashley Cole, and Michael Essien. Chelsea's players will stay at Shangri-la Bangkok Hotel during their stay in Thailand. We hope to see a lot of the Thai Blues' fans come to see this match and also welcome other Blues' fans in the region to come to Thailand to see this exciting match.
Ticket prices for the Coke Super Cup are 500 / 800 / 1,500 / 2,000 / 3,000 bahts. Fans can buy tickets at every branches of Thai Ticket Major / www.thaiticketmajor.com / I-Mobile shop and Star's Soccer Shop (Panthip Plaza and Seacon Square branches). Date of ticket sales will be announced next month together with other promotional activities such as watching Chelsea FC's players training, meet & greet with players, football clinic and etc.
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