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“Chang” Joining “FC Barcelona” to Hold “Chang Champions Cup FC Barcelona Asia Tour 2013” in Bangkok, Thailand

“Chang” and “FC Barcelona” are holding the historic match, “Chang Champions Cup FC Barcelona Asia Tour 2013” on August 7, 2013 in Bangkok. FC Barcelona’s CEO Antoni Rossich flew to attend the press conference. Lionel Messi and other FC Barcelona superstar players have been confirmed to play the match. Supporting the event are the associates from the public and private sectors which are: Ministry of Industry, Embassy of Spain in Thailand, Sponsor sport drink, AP Honda Co Ltd, Dhospaak Co Ltd, Sport Authority of Thailand, Football Association of Thailand, Sport Arts Co Ltd. Tickets will be available at Thai Ticket Major from May 11 onwards.

This will be the first time for FC Barcelona to visit Thailand in 11 years. This exclusive experience is brought to Thai fans by Chang beer. Marut Buranasetkul Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Thai Beverage Marketing Co Ltd recently fled Thai press to Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain to witness the signing ceremony between Chang and FC Barcelona. The contract will bring the club’s best players to compete in the “Chang Champions Cup FC Barcelona Asia Tour 2013” to be held on Wednesday 7 August, 2012 at 7 pm.

Chang previously held a press conference in Thailand hosted by Antoni Rossich and Marut Buranasetkul. Also participated in the press conference are Suwat Liptapanlop as Honorary president of the match, Witoon Simachokdee, the permanent secretary of Ministry of Industry and other associates such as The Embassy of Spain, Sponsor Sports Drink, Honda Motorcycles and Dhospaak.

Representatives from the Sport Authority of Thailand, Football Association of Thailand and Sport Arts Co Ltd were also present at the official press conference that unveiled the giant poster wall of Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta, David Villa Sánchez, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fabregas along with other players.

“Chang, the market leader in sport marketing, wants to bring an exclusive experience to Thai fans. For that reason, Chang invited FC Barcelona which is the best team in La Liga Spain to compete in the “Chang Champions Cup FC Barcelona Asia Tour 2013.” He said Chang has already received overwhelming response from Thai fans and the Medias. He said that experience which reflects Chang’s campaign “Live Like You Mean It” would serve as an inspiration for Thai fans, while also give Thailand national football team the opportunity to compete with world-class players,” said Marut Buranasetkul, representing Chang.

“This match will memorable due to the fact that this will be the first time that FC Barcelona came to Thailand in the past 11 years. He said that he is extremely happy to see such great support for FC Barcelona from Thai fans. He is also very happy with the great partnership between FC Barcelona and Chang. He is sure that this match will make Thai fans very happy,” said Antoni Rossich, CEO of FC Barcelona who travelled from Spain for the press conference.

“FC Barcelona will bring the best players to compete at “Chang Champions Cup FC Barcelona Asia Tour 2013” including Lionel Messi who won the FIFA Ballon d'Or for 4 consecutive years. Other players who will also participate in the match include Andrés Iniesta, David Villa Sánchez, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fabregas, Gerard Piqué i Bernabeu, Daniel Alves da Silva, along with other players from FC Barcelona. They will be showing their skills at the Rajamangala National Stadium on August 7, 2013,” added Rossich.

“It is a great opportunity for the Thai National team to improve their skill and abilities by having a match with a world class team such as the FC Barcelona. This match between the Thai National team and FC Barcelona will greatly benefit the Thai football association and its players. This event will also improve the credibility of the Thai football association on the international level,” said Suwat Liptapanlop, the honorary president of the match.

“Chang and many sponsors have organized this special event for the tournament of Chang Champions Cup FC Barcelona Asia Tour 2013. Chang wanted Thai fans to have a up close and personal experience with their favorite superstar players, There is also a special surprise for the fans too, we are happy to bring happiness to our customers and fans,” said Sorakrit Latthitham, Chang’s Senior Marketing Manager.