It was a massive weekend of sports in Malaysia. We’ve been losing sleep while keeping up with the action from Russia at the World Cup, but more importantly, we celebrated the final matchup between Selangor and Pahang at the Shopee Piala FA 2018 finals on ground, at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium with the Karnival Bola Untuk Semua (translated: Football for All Carnival).
Both of these Malaysian teams have fanatical followings and we braced for crowds of over 60,000 people!
Our MC for the day was none other than actress and star of the upcoming iflix Original Series KL Gangster: Underworld, Jasmine Suraya Chin, who happens to be a massive football lover. Making guest appearances were actor Ezzaty Abdullah, Jasmine’s co-star, and actress Sabrina Ali, star of iflix Original blockbuster KL Special Force.
Ahead of the football action, fans were treated to screenings of iflix content including Upin Ipin, KL Special Force and our Football Snacks in a dedicated and comfortable viewing area and also took part in contests and giveaways, including a Celebrity Shoot Out where our celebs coached Team Pahang and Team Selangor fans, much to the delight of onlookers!
For those without a ticket, or who simply preferred to catch all the action on the big screen, iflix live-streamed the match for free in the fan zone. Anyone who could prove they had an iflix account was welcome and had the opportunity to sign-up on the spot, with special passes allowing access to the VIP zone, too.
Massive congratulations to Team Pahang, who beat Team Selangor 2-1 on the night, and check out all the highlights from the match on iflix.com!