The Champions Youth Cup (CYC) matches, which will be hosted by Malaysia next month, will be televised to more than 200 countries.
The Under-19 tourney will see 14 world-famous football clubs -- including AC Milan, Manchester United,
Chelsea, Arsenal, Barcelona and Juventus
-- play alongside national youth teams from Qatar and Malaysia," said CYC promoter Jonathan Price.
It will be played Aug 8-19 in seven stadiums in five cities throughout Malaysia.
"Fans can be assured of world-class fare, and also have the opportunity to watch the next generation of football stars from these clubs,"
said Bukhari Che Muda, chief operating officer of TV9.
TV9, a subsidiary of Media Prima Bhd, has been appointed one of the host broadcasters of the inaugural event.
The station will telecast a total of nine matches live, including the two quarter-finals, a semi-final and the final. Three matches will be telecast on a delayed basis.
In addition, NTV7 will be showing highlights from all the matches.
The live matches include PSV Eindhoven vs Chelsea (Aug
, FC Porto vs Manchester Utd (Aug 9
), Flamengo vs Arsenal (Aug 10), Bayern Munich vs Chelsea (Aug 12) and FC Internazionale vs Manchester Utd (Aug 13).
Tickets for the CYC football tournament are on sale now at all Watson outlets in the Klang Valley, Alor Star, Kuching, Malacca and Kuantan.
The tickets are priced at RM12 and each ticket is valid for two matches back-to-back. For information, call 1-300-88-2383 or visit www.thechampionsyouthcup.com