Resorts World Genting Vice President for Promotions and Entertainment Kevin Tann during a Question and Answer Session after Launching of the Genting Football Fever 2018 in conjunction with the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018. — Sunpix by Amirul Syafiq Mohd Din

PETALING JAYA: As the kick off to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia draws near, Resorts World Genting will be bringing three football legends to Malaysia to celebrate the official opening of the biggest football event of the year.

Former Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle, Manchester United and England great Michael Owen, former Liverpool and England great Robbie Fowler and Former Manchester United and England legend and who many consider the best midfielder of his generation, Paul Scholes, will be at resorts world on July 13 to 15 to catch the finals with their loyal fans.

Resorts World are welcoming guests to come and join in the hype of the beautiful game and meet their football heroes.

There is also a special treat for Genting Rewards Card (GRC) members as they will stand a chance to win a travel package to see a World Cup game in Russia.

A total of ten packages are up for grabs for GRC members which include return flights, four-nights stay and a FIFA club ticket for the opening game in Moscow.

To enter GRC members need to spend a minimum of RM500 in a single receipt at participating first party outlets at Resorts World from March 1 to April 30 which qualify to enter a draw for the Russia packages.

GRC members can also enter the contest in the shop and dine category for third-party outlets in Resorts world with a minimum spend of RM500.

Other than the packages, there is also a chance to win a Toyota C-HR 1.8.

GRC members will also be in for a treat as the Arena Courtyard will transform itself into an interactive football village from May 17 to July 15 where there will be fun-filled activities lined up for members that will showcase the aforementioned footballing legends.

At the launch of the Genting Football Fever event here today Vice President for Promotions and Entertainment for Resorts World Genting Kevin Tann said that this event was organised for football fans to feel the excitement of the beautiful game and for them to get an opportunity to be winners as well.

Owen will be at Resorts World on June 14 to 16 for the opening ceremony of the World Cup, whereas, Fowler and Scholes will be witnessing the Final of the World Cup on July 13 to 15.

Chief Marketing Officer of Football Focus Asia group Gavin O'Luanaigh, who was instrumental in getting these legends to come down said that these experiences for the legends and the fans will be priceless.

He also added that getting Scholes to come to Malaysia was no easy feat but they had persisted and managed to get him.

For more information on the exciting programmes planned please visit or call 03-61011118

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