Marketing | April 17, 2018 | News


Kia Motors launched its Official Match Ball Carrier campaign on April 10, 2018 across India on social media and digital platforms, geared towards all young football fans with aspirations of being the footballers of the future. As an automotive partner of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Kia Motors India presented an exciting opportunity for young Indian football players (between the ages group of 10-14) to experience the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, as part of this campaign.

At each match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, a total of 64 fortunate young people from all over the world will participate in the OMBC program, two of which will be from India. Delivering the all-important football to the pitch where soccer legends will play for the ultimate prize in the sport, these young people will play a key role in each and every pre-match ceremony. 

To enter the first phase of this exclusive competition, the guardian of the entrant must record and submit a short film of them showing their passion, skill and interest for the game. In the second phase the shortlisted entrants will be called for an on-site selection process based on their football skills, agility, attitude and teamwork. Six will be selected, Kia judges will select their best two to be the OMBC and the other four will accompany them to witness the matches.

Kia Motors’ partnership with FIFA goes back to 2007 and during this time it has grown more committed to the relationship between football, its fans and Kia drivers around the world. “As FIFA sets the standard for the highest level of football in the world, Kia will continue to challenge itself in achieving the highest levels of quality, design and performance in our new generation cars being specifically designed for the Indian market,” said, Manohar Bhat, Head- Marketing& Sales, Kia Motors India. He further added “Football has steadily been gaining ground within India and there are many young sports enthusiasts of all ages who would be excited to vie and hopefully win a coveted slot to be a match ball carrier. We look forward to adding Indian colours to an already successful partnership with FIFA and hope to fulfil the aspirations of many young Indian football fans in the years to come.”

KIA MOTORS gives a golden opportunity to few lucky Indian football enthuse to become a part of FIFA World Cup Russia through Official Match Ball Carriers (OMBC) program

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