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Legendary AC Milan Football Club Holidays in Bali Prior to Friendly Match in Jakarta for Disaster Relief


The legendary AC Milan Football Club arrived in Bali on Thursday, September 1, 2011, leading up to an exhibition match scheduled between AC Milan Glories and the Indonesian All Star Legends.

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Among the 22 AC Milan Stars who arrived in Bali for a stay at the Westin Resort  Nusa Dua were Alessandro Costacurta, Daniele Masaro, Nelson Dida, Franco Baressi, George Weah and Marcos Cafu.

Hundreds of AC Milan fans were on hand at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport at 5:30 pm on Thursday to welcome team members who will spend two days in Bali before leaving the island on Saturday for their Sunday charity match in Jakarta at the Gelora Bung Karno Senyan Stadium.

Press Conference

On Friday, September 2, 2011 a press conference was held at the Temple Garden, Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali.

The AC Milan Glorie’s Captain Franco Baressi with Commercial Director Mauro Tavula told the press that the team was thrilled to finally arrive in Indonesia for the short vacation in Bali before heading to Jakarta for the 2nd leg of the “Asia Disaster Relief Tour – 2011.

"The AC Milan team visit in Bali prior to Jakarta is to allow the team to relax after the 1st Match on the tour in Japan," said Alan Solow, CEO of PT Asia Sport Development (ASD). Solow added,“with the football season getting underway in Italy, after finishing the game on September 4th.

Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali was the official hotel chosen by ASD for AC Milan Glories in Bali for the short 3-day vacation in Bali.

AC Milan

Founded in 1899, AC Milan is considered among the world’s most successful football clubs having won 18 UEFA and FIFA titles. Winners of the FIFA World Cup once and the International Cup three time, AC Milan has also won the European Cup/Champions League seven times. AC Milan has won the UEFA Super Cup a record give times.

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