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Goal! SPARCorp holds FIFA World Cup Finals LIVE.

The FIFA World Cup is footballs biggest event that happens every four years, qualifying countries from all over the world come together bringing their most celebrated athletes, coaches and teams. Often honored like gods for their exemplary skill and talent, names like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, Harry Kane, Eden Hazard and Neymar highlighted this year's World Cup in Russia. They show the truest form of an athlete and passion for country.

In recent years, Football has become more popular in the Philippines. We too have shown skill, love and passion for football and with this in mind SPARCorp partners Carlos Veloso, Miguel Tuason, Bubuy Arrieta and Andreas Tuason felt the need to celebrate this year's World Cup with their fellow Davaoneos. Being sports enthusiasts themselves they knew the members of the growing football community in Davao and promised a World Cup Finals event where everyone could come and celebrate with good food and drinks.

SPARCorp together with sponsors held a live broadcast of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals, free of charge at Damosa Gateway in Lanang. ANFLOCOR and Damosa Land being major sponsors played integral roles in the events success, having held the event in the company's venue.

As guest arrived, they were greeted with the delicious smell of Bacolod Inasal from major sponsor JT's Manukan and Grille, who took center stage and was the main caterer of the event. JT's Manukan and Grille's Chicken Inasal, Pork BBQ, Chicken Sisig and other dishes served as the perfect match with Heineken Beer who too sponsored the event with draft beer and perfectly chilled bottles care of Beer Below Zero's freezer technology.

SPARCorp not only promised great food and drinks but also great music; talents such as Imaginary Blue, Gab de Casto, Zach and DJ Keelo made the event extra fun and kept the crowd entertained.11

The organizers together with sponsors like Angcore Group's KIA and Heineken gave away premium prizes for the trivia questions, penalty kick and balloon dart games. It was truly an event for the whole family as children ran around and adults eager to test their football knowledge laughed and competitively raised their hands to answer questions about the World Cup.

At 11pm the Finals started and all 400 spectators were silent, holding on to the hope that their team would win the 2018 World Cup. France and Croatia battled on like football gladiators and with every goal screams of celebration and victory. Only 18 minutes into the match an unlucky own goal by Croatia's Mandzukic struck the back of their net putting favorites France ahead 1-0. 10 minutes later Croatia's Perisic scored a magnificent goal around the penalty box leveling the game at 1-1. Next Antione Griezmann of France counted his penalty kick to stretch their lead to 2-1 before the half. The second half saw both teams strive for glory but France set themselves apart by knocking in another 2 goals by Pogba and Mbappe before the 65th minute extending their lead yet again 4-1. In the 69th minute Mandzukic would regain possession from Frances last man LLoris to tap in their second goal. The match ended with France as World Champions at 4-2.

As people celebrated with France, the opposing teams fans were equally happy. Croatia who had never been to the finals has captivated the world and Davaoneos alike. They truly showed what the World Cup is all about and how football touches the lives of so many people around the world. No matter where you come from, no matter the odds, in the face of giants, win or lose, every teams passion and strength will bring people together in celebration. With this, SPARCorp hopes to bring sports to many Davaoneos not only football but basketball and volleyball. Since the company's founding 2 months ago, they have major plans for Davao sports. Next up is their 1st Kadayawan Sports Festival at Azuela Cove the home of SPARCorp.

The partners would like to thank all their sponsors. JT's Manukan and Grille, ANFLOCOR, Damosa Land, Mercury Steamship, S-Oil, Angcore, KIA, Heineken, Sea Green Cafe, CEL Logistics, Santito, Evita, GRAB, Beer Below Zero and Natures Spring. And their Media Partners WIN Radio, Energy FM, Mindanao Times and Sun Star.
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Publication:Mindanao Times (Mindanao, Philippines)
Geographic Code:4EUFR
Date:Jul 20, 2018
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