Banglalink Football Fiesta

Banglalink Football Fiesta

To celebrate the FIFA World Cup 2014 Banglalink organizes the country’s first football carnival “Brazil in Bangladesh” with partners Brazil Churasco, Magnito Digital, Melonades and Plaantik where  country’s the first ever Football app ‘Plaantik’ is launched.

The fiesta is going to reach the mass audience through social media, viral video, a brand new app, football festivals, football talk show and match screening. The football carnival took place on the 12th of June, 2014 at Brazil Churasco in the capital’s Gulshan area. Leading up to the event, a quiz competition was held on banglalink’s Facebook page where 100 winners won 2 entry passes to the football carnival held 6pm onwards. The carnival had games and activities such as a freestyle zone, foosball, penalty, a PS3 FIFA tournament etc. There were a meet and greet with ex and current national footballers of Bangladesh.

There were stalls of football clubs including club merchandise. Also, famous street magician Max Mystel performed his magic at the venue. There was an exhibition of rare football photographs, food stalls and a concert by Nemesis. All of this was topped off with the mega screening of the first match of this year’s World Cup. Other than this extremely eventful opening, there will be match screenings of all high voltage games at Brazil Churasco, and there will be an expert analysis show, prior to the match on Facebook and YouTube called Football Studio, where celebrity guests will be sharing their views on the world cup. 14 high voltage games other than the first match will be screened based on selection.

From June 28 onwards sehri will be available during match screening, and there will be quizzes and gifts during match nights. Sharfuddin Ahmed Chowdhury, Head of PR & Communication, from Banglalink said, “During the Football World Cup the face of the world changes as everyone comes together in unity to share the spirit of the game. We are proud to organise such a multidimensional football carnival for the country’s football lovers.

This is a game that is meant to be enjoyed with people, and this carnival which is a first of its kind in Bangladesh will surely bring everyone together for the games.” Banglalink is the 2nd largest mobile telecom operator in Bangladesh with over 29 million subscribers, and a subsidiary of Netherlands based Vimpelcom Lt.

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