An exciting array of interactive games also await fans at the Football Village


Michael Owen's Meet & Greet at SkyAvenue, Times Square Stage

Football fever is taking off at Resorts World Genting! The Genting Football Fever 2018 at Resorts World Genting – Malaysia’s hottest football event since its inception at preceding football tournaments – commenced on 14 June and will continue until the finals on 15 July.

Get ready for the action-packed commentary by English footballing legend Michael Owen which started on 14 June and fun-filled roster of activities at the Football Village built specifically for the event at the Arena Courtyard, in front of the Arena of Stars from now until 15 July. 


During this period, the resort will be the venue for a star-studded mountaintop football pitch that will allow guests to channel their inner Lionel Messi, Neymar and Mohamed Salah. A trio of English footballing legends will also grace this hallowed ground, bookending a celebration of the Beautiful Game and the quest to be named as the best footballing team in the world.


Starting with Michael Owen, the former national team striker for England will be met and greeted fans for an autograph session at the Times Square stage from 1.15pm, before donning his jersey and cleats for a football clinic at 4.45pm at the Football Village. Owen, who is also a skilled football commentator, then joined eager fans as they counted down to the first football match – Russia vs. Saudi Arabia – at the Opening Match Viewing Party, hosted at the Genting International Showroom (GISR). During his first visit to Resorts World Genting, the football legend said, "Although I've visited Malaysia many times before, this is my first time to Resorts World Genting. I'm very excited to be here at this resort where there's of course great mountain views, hotels, food and attractions all under one roof and I'm especially looking forward to sampling the local dishes which I know will be amazing."


Michael Owen with Roger Ong, Assistant Vice President of Promotions & Entertainment at Resorts World Genting

Michael Owen also made predictions for the ongoing football tournament saying,"My fondest memories of this tournament were definitely from 1998 where I debuted at these championships as an 18-year old where I didn't have much expectations playing alongside great players that were in my team but then went on to score the goal against Argentina. This time around, I think Brazil might take the trophy and Germany have always been favourites but I also think England's national team might have a shot for the finals if we have a good start to ultimately become the dark horses. I think we definitely have the potential for some great goals in us."


Since a day would not be enough for Owen to meet his legion of adoring Malaysian fans, he will be making additional Meet the Fan appearances on 15 June at the Genting Club and on 16 June at Time Square Stage from 6.00pm that includes an autograph session and also at Cloud 9 from 8.00pm.


As the tournament winds its way towards the final, Resorts World Genting will be hosting special Viewing Parties for key matches. After the Opening Match on June 14 with Michael Owen, the Genting International Showroom will showcase the two Semi-Final matches on July 11 and July 12 from 2am. The Third-Place Match viewing on 14 July at 10.00pm and the Final Match on 15 July at 11.00pm will be joined by Robbie Fowler and Paul Scholes that will include a live DJ and fun games. Food & beverages for the event such as fried chicken wings and beer buckets will be available at the GISR. 


Big screen at Malaysian Food Street


Visitors can also catch the excitement at Malaysian Food Street on Level 4 of SkyAvenue with five selected games screened live on 16, 20, 22, 30 June and 6 July. With the purchase of 1 bucket of canned Carlsberg or Carlsberg Smooth Draught, there is a free can sleeve for customers. The purchase of 1 bucket of Carlsberg will also entitle customers to 1 lucky draw coupon to stand a chance to win exciting prizes including RM20,000 cash as well as smart phones, tablets and televisions.


The ultimate event – the Final – will be shown at the Arena of Stars on 15 July from 11pm. This experience will be extra special for fans at Resorts World Genting, as two other English footballing legends – Robbie Fowler and Paul Scholes – will be watching alongside the Third-Place and Final matches. 


Former Liverpool and Manchester City striker Fowler and former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes will also be hosting ‘Meet the Fans’ and autograph sessions on 13 July from 1pm at the Times Square Stage and 10.00pm at RedTail by Zouk and July 15 from 6.00pm at the Times Square Stage.  


Fowler and Scholes – who played together with Owen in the England Football squad of 2002 – will also be conducting a football clinic at the Football Village on 13 July from 5.15pm.


In between all the excitement, thrills and drama of the Genting Football Fever 2018, the fun will not stop at the Football Village. Open to all Genting Rewards (GRC) members and the public, the Football Village will be the stage for an exhilarating array of fun games that cover all aspects of football. Open daily from 10.00am to 9.30pm, guests can put themselves in the position of a footballer and test their skills through games like Reaction Test, Electronic Dribble Mat, Battle Cage, Target Football and Radar Speed Cage, as well as the Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler/Paul Scholes-led football clinics on 13 June and 14 July. 



The Football Village at Resorts World Genting will be open daily at the Arena Courtyard (in front of the Arena of Stars) from 17 May to 15 July, 2018. Entrance is free for all valid GRC members to participate in fun-filled activities and games that showcase past and present footballing legends.


Besides the thrilling activities, a fun and energetic dance performance will celebrate the upcoming biggest event of the football world and features lively music, somersaults and even adorable football mascots at the 180 Stage of the SkyAvenue mall. See the dancers come together during the Football Fever Dance to celebrate the spirit of football. Visitors can even get a photo opportunity with the performers after the show. The Football Fever Dance will be showing daily from 11-24 June and from 30 June-1 July. Visitors can catch the Football Fever Dance shows at various times three times daily for a 20-minute duration. 

Calling all Genting Rewards members, our Genting Football Fever 2018 redemptions will be held from 18 June to 15 July 2018 for the below:


Spend RM100 and above in single receipt at Awana SkyCentral to redeem a special lanyard


Water bottles

Spend RM400 and above in single receipt at SkyAvenue, FWP and other properties outlets to redeem a water bottle 



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