Emirates partners with FIFA for 2014 world cup

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EMIRATES, one of the world’s fastest growing international airlines and an Official FIFA Worldwide Partner welcomes passengers to Brazil for the upcoming FIFA Confederations Cup 2013, as the one year countdown to the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup begins.

Emirates flies daily from Lusaka and Harare on a 777-300ER aircraft, connecting passengers to Dubai and beyond.

During the tournament, Emirates will host VIP Skybox hospitality suites; connecting fans with the excitement of the matches in Brazil. Additionally, in Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, Emirates will host the exciting ‘Destination Challenge’ game.

According to the statement released by Emirates Ticketholders to the matches in these stadiums will have the chance to join in the football action by participating in one of three games. Participants will compete against each other to see if they can kick the football onto the destination wall – featuring one of three Emirates’ spectacular destinations of Haneda (Japan), Delhi (India) or Dubai (UAE) – testing their football skills while engaging in some competitive fun with fellow fans.

“As the only airline to be an Official FIFA Worldwide Partner, Emirates sees the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 in Brazil as a way to connect football fans around the world for this precursor to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.  We are looking forward to seeing the action increase next year when Brazil welcomes the 2014 FIFA World Cup,” said Ralf Aasmann, Emirates Country Manager in Brazil. “With daily flights into São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Emirates connects Brazilians to our network of 134 destinations in 77 countries; including our latest destination in Japan, Tokyo’s Haneda.”

Emirates has been sponsoring sports and cultural events around the world for over twenty years. As an official FIFA Partner, Emirates will be involved with the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil as well as the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the FIFA U20 and U17 World Cup, and the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013. Emirates has also announced that it will be a Global Partner of Formula One; bringing the ‘Fly Emirates’ branding  to 15 races around the world, including the event in São Paulo.