AFC Asian Cup 2007; ING to Reward the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament

General Press Releases Tuesday July 24, 2007 08:34

ING, Official Sponsor of the 2007 AFC Asian Cup(TM), today announced that as part of its sponsorship agreement, it will award USD25,000 to the most valuable player of the 2007 AFC Asian Cup(TM) tournament. The player will be also honoured with the title which is given in memory of Abdullah Al Dabal, the late AFC Executive Committee member from Saudi Arabia who passed away in January this year. The award is a tribute to Al Dabal’s achievements and commitment to Asian football.

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The official award will be chosen by a technical study group coordinated by the Asian Football Confederation and will be awarded immediately after the finals on 29 July in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The player selected is deemed to be the athlete who contributes the most to the tournament in terms of consistency of play, ability to influence matches and overall attitude. The 2004 AFC Asian Cup(TM) tournament saw Shunsuke Nakamura win the title.

The award is mirrored by an ING-organised competition in which fans too can vote for their most valuable player of the competition on . The fans who vote for the player with the most votes will have their names entered into a draw which will take place on 6 August. The winner will win an 18K gold football worth USD2,500.

ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, insurance and asset management to over 60 million private, corporate and institutional clients in more than 50 countries. With a diverse workforce of about 120,000 people, ING comprises a broad spectrum of prominent companies that increasingly serve their clients under the ING brand.

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