New Zealand footballer Ivan Vicelich has given opportunity to promote 2015 FIFA U-20 world Cup as he is announced the official ambassador of the tournament. Auckland City FC star defender was looking happy when his name was announced as one of the ambassadors in upcoming under-20 football world cup in New Zealand from 30 May to 20 June.
Ivan Vicelich said, “FIFA tournaments don’t come much bigger than this and I am excited by what lies in store in May and June. Football is buzzing in New Zealand with the recent success of Auckland City, the Phoenix performing well in the A League and opportunities opening up for more and more players to make a career out of the game.”
In his views the FIFA U-20 world cup will boost football sport in New Zealand and more youngsters will be attracted towards the game. Ivan plays for Auckland City and in recent past club has secured third place in the FIFA Club World Cup. So he believes that football is now on the boom in country and the under-20 world cup is arriving at the right time. He is eagerly waiting for the tournament to begin.
“I can’t wait for the tournament to start and I would urge people to take this once in a lifetime opportunity to watch football of the highest quality and be able to reminisce that they once saw a future superstar of the game in the flesh,” he added.
FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015 local organizing committee CEO Dave Beeche pleased to announce that all associated ambassadors are promoting the competition in New Zealand and the associated members are very high profile.
Beeche said, “Each Ambassador has been working hard promoting the tournament in NZ, having participated in last year’s nationwide Trophy Tour and other significant milestone events. We are fortunate to have such high profile support for the tournament.”
The Regional Ambassadors are:
Andy Boyens (Northland), Ben Sigmund (Mainland), Ivan Vicelich (Auckland), Glenn Moss (Central), Mark Paston (Capital) and Michael McGarry (South).