ING Asks Fans to Vote for Their Most Valuable Player of the Tournament

2007-07-12 15:22 960

HONG KONG, July 12 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- ING, Official Sponsor of the 2007 AFC Asian Cup(TM), today announced that it is asking football fans to vote for their most valuable player of the 2007 AFC Asian Cup(TM) tournament with a chance to win an 18K gold football worth US$2,500 (Note).

Note: Terms and conditions apply. See for more details.

In addition to its sponsorship of the tournament, ING is also the sponsor of the Most Valuable Player award. Fans have the opportunity to vote for their preferred player for this prestigious award via .

The winning player will be the athlete with the most votes and the winning fan will be announced on on 6 August following the draw by ING in Hong Kong.

The official award is chosen by a technical study group coordinated by the Asian Football Confederation and will be awarded 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. In 2004, the AFC Asian Cup(TM) tournament saw Shunsuke Nakamura win the title.

Fans also have the chance to win with ING and its AFC Asian Cup(TM) sponsorship via a competition launched in conjunction with ESPN Star Sports via in which fans can play the ING Shootout competition in which players take part in a penalty shootout to win cash prizes and ING-AFC Asian Cup goodies.

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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Source: ING