Laos hosts four-nation Pre-SEA Games football tournament

Posted by samakomlao Sunday, September 13, 2009

(KPL) The Lao National Football Federation is cooperating with the Crossfire Company to host the four-nation pre-SEA Games men?s football tournament, which the company donated 100 million kip to cover the expenses.

Football?s fans would be able to see national football teams from Laos, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam in action in Vientiane from 2 to 6 October.

This five-day tournament would enable the SEA Games officials to test the broadcasting system and other facilities of the new national stadium.

Speaking during a press conference held here on Tuesday evening, President of the Lao National Football Federation, Mr Phouvanh Vongsouthi, said this tournament would serve as .a testing ground of the overall functioning of the various systems of the new stadium.

On 2 October Laos will play against Thailand and Vietnam will meet Malaysia. On 4 October the Malaysian team will play against Thailand and Laos will face Vietnam. On the last day Laos will meet Malaysia and Vietnam will play against Thailand.
The evening matches will commence at 4:30 pm and 7 pm.

Each match ticket will be availableat the rate of 40,000 kip for general admission and 80.000 kip for VIP seats. Proceeds from the sale of tickets will be used to fund local football matches.

In order to raise the standard of local media to international standard, the Crossfire Company engaged Total Sports Asia (TSA), an international media company, to bring foreign experts to provide media training to the SEA Games personnel and to the Lao National Television.

The Lao National Television will provide the broadcast feed to TSA for distribution to Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and other countries.

Crossfire Company Director, Thiphakhanh Vilavanh said the Four-Nations Football Tournament will have a special significance for Laos as it will enable her to demonstrate to the international audience that she is capable of hosting international quality events and to use the air waves to beam the games to the living rooms of people in the world.

During this press conference, the Lao National Football Federation, the Lao National Television and the Crossfire Company signed a cooperation agreement.

The main sponsors of the tournament are Lao Beer, Tigo, Don Chan Palace Hotel and C-Pack Monia.

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