Alessandro del Piero has today confirmed his commitment to the FOXTEL A-League All Stars for the marquee match against Juventus FC in Sydney this August.
Alessandro del Piero has confirmed his commitment to the FOXTEL A-League All Stars for the marquee match against Juventus FC in Sydney this August.
The surprise new chapter in the legendary tale of ‘Ale- and ‘Juve- will unfold in Sydney on Sunday 10 August at ANZ Stadium.
For the first time ever, Alessandro Del Piero will confront the famous club where he spent 19 glorious years, 11 seasons as captain, scored a record 290 goals and played 705 matches.
Instead of the distinctive Bianconeri stripes, Juve-s iconic captain of 11 years will wear the blue and yellow of the All Stars.
Del Piero-s move to join the All Stars has added another magical ingredient to an event already glittering with stars.
Speaking at the official ticketing launch, which was held today at the Sydney Opera House, Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop said the FOXTEL A-League All Stars game was all about showcasing the best players from the Hyundai A-League against top international opposition.
“To have a club of the calibre of Juventus FC come to Sydney is a massive coup for football in Australia,” said Gallop.
“To put it into perspective, it-s very possible that of the 24 players in the Juventus FC first team squad, 16 players could be at the 2014 FIFA World Cup representing eight different nations.
“This match will be a fantastic opportunity for fans to see the best of the Hyundai A-League line-up against some of the world-s best international footballers in our own backyard,” concluded Gallop
NSW Major Events Minister George Souris is excited Sydney will host one of the world-s top football clubs this August.
“I am delighted that Italy-s Serie A champions, Juventus are bringing their football skills to Sydney, Australia-s premier sports and major events city,” Mr Souris said.
“By hosting this champion team, Sydney and NSW will again be on show to the world, confirming our position as Australia-s home of major events.
“The NSW Government has secured 197 events since March 2011 boosting the State-s economy by about $1.33 billion.
Ben Buckley, Executive Director - Sports & Content Partnerships and Foxtel Victoria said: "Foxtel is delighted to be the official naming rights sponsor of the Foxtel A-League All Stars team. We are thrilled to be able to support Football Federation Australia in bringing a team of Juventus FC's quality to Australia in just the second year of our partnership, once again showing Foxtel's commitment to football in Australia"
Commenting, Tim Worner, the CEO of the Seven Network, said: “We are once again delighted to be involved with David Gallop and Football Federation Australia in delivering this major event live to Australians everywhere and on every device. We are committed to building our presence in major sports events across not just our broadcast television platform but online and other tablet apps as well. We are looking forward to a terrific coverage.” Juventus FC, the most successful club in Italy-s history with a world-wide fan base of 250 million, will bring a full-strength team to Sydney to face the pick of the Hyundai A-League at ANZ Stadium.
Fans will again have the opportunity to help select the Head Coach of the Foxtel A-League All Stars and the players in the squad via online voting mechanism. The voting details will be available from the new Foxtel A-League All Stars web site (www.a-leagueallstars.com.au) in the coming weeks.
The FOXTEL A-League All Stars v Juventus FC match will be broadcast live and exclusive on the Seven Network.
FOXTEL A-League All Stars v Juventus FC Sunday 10 August 2014 ANZ Stadium Kick Off 7:30pm Gates Open 5:30pm
ON SALE INFORMATION General Public: 11am Friday 21 February
Ticket Prices Category A - $169.50 all tickets Category B - $99.50 Adult, $59.50 Concession/Child, $258.50 Family Category C- $59.50 Adult, $39.50 Concession/Child, $158.50 Family Juventus FC Active Area - $59.50 Adult, $39.50 Concession
Category A Restricted View - $125.00 all tickets Category B Restricted View - $69.50 Adult, $49.50 Concession/Child, $188.50 Family Category C Restricted View - $39.50 Adult, $19.50 Concession/Child, $98.50 Family
Official travel packages for interstate and international visitors are also on sale now. For the latest information please visit www.a-leagueallstars.com.au/travel
Corporate hospitality packages are also available from ANZ Stadium (www.anzstadium.com.au)
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