Subang Jaya, 22 June 2019: Top performers of the latest edition of MILO® Hidup Bola futsal carnival have been given the chance to shine further in international football championships. They booked their ticket to international glory based on their performances at the grand finals of the annual futsal carnival, now in its 14th year, held today. The grand finals witnessed 32 teams in each of the two categories, Under-12 and Under-16, battle it out for top honours following a series of nationwide state-level qualifying rounds. A total of 1195 teams participated in this year’s edition, one of the biggest turnouts the carnival has seen, marking yet another significant milestone in MILO®’s six-decade long grassroots sports development efforts in Malaysia.
“The MILO® Hidup Bola keeps the tradition of excellence alive, and this year, together with our partners we are introducing new elements and an international football championship to elevate the status of grassroots talent development, while adding a competitive edge to one of our most beloved sports initiatives. Competitiveness breeds excellence, confidence, resilience and most importantly, respect, all of which are values that make sports a great teacher. Congratulations to all the winners! We are proud of the pool of talents that MILO® Hidup Bola has produced this year and we cannot wait to showcase them to the world,” said Maria Murni Nur Azmi, Consumer Marketing Manager MILO® Malaysia.
The newly introduced international championship is MILO® Champions Cup (Under-12) which will be held in Barcelona, Spain in August, made possible through a partnership with FC Barcelona. Eight top performing individual Under-12 players, including two girls, will be selected to represent Malaysia and compete against 13 other countries including Indonesia, Jamaica and Colombia. Announcement of these outstanding kids will be made in due course.
Meanwhile, MILO® Champions Trophy (Under-16) is making a return and this year, it will be hosted by MILO® Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur from 17th August 2019 to 18th August 2019. The top four Under-16 teams who advanced to the semi-final round of today’s MILO® Hidup Bola grand finals will pit themselves against four international teams from South Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand.
Results of the 14th edition of MILO® Hidup Bola 14th matches are as follows.
|First||SAA ALL STAR||KEDAH||RM15,000.00 with Trophy|
|Third||STYLO MILO JR||JOHOR||RM7,000.00|
|First||ARENA ERYNIS||KELANTAN||RM15,000.00 with trophy|
|Second||PFA KTT ODIN||SARAWAK||RM10,000.00|
|Fourth||IBA DARUL NAIM||KUALA LUMPUR|
MILO® continues to deliver on its purpose to inspire Malaysians to stay active and grow with sports. MILO® Aktif Negaraku, its rallying call to Malaysians to rise and get active has moved more than six million Malaysians and is set to motivate more as the campaign gathers pace with ‘Fuel. Train. Play’ this year.
To stay active with MILO® Aktif Negaraku and other MILO® sports programmes, logon to www.MILO®.com.my.