Champions Youth Cup tickets priced to fill grounds

It will cost football fans only RM12 (US$3.50) a ticket to watch two matches of the G-14-backed Champions Youth Cup football tournament to be held in Malaysia from 5-19 August. "The success of the tournament depends mainly on the support of Malaysian fans to this youth development program," Jonathan Price, Chairman of the secretive UK Gifted Group told Malaysian media. "We are confident of attracting football fans to fill up the stadiums because it will present youth players from 14 of the greatest clubs in the world," he said as reported by Bernama.

The participants include AC Milan, AFC Ajax, Arsenal, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, CR Flamengo, Juventes FC, FC Internazionale, Manchester United, Paris St Germain, PSV Eindhoven, FC Porto, Qatar and Malaysia. While the teams are being represented by U-19 players, host Malaysia is allowed to field an U-20 team.

The tickets will be available from Monday at all Malaysia Super League stadiums as well as Watson's outlets in Kuantan, Alor Star, Malacca, Kuching and Klang Valley (the places the matches will be held).Ticket holders will also have the opportunity to win trips for two people per match (total 38 people) to watch Chelsea in the English Premier League next season. The tournament is being held in conjunction with Malaysia's 50th independence anniversary celebrations.