Shanghai Lions Football Club

[ SPL News ] Let the SPL World Cup Begin

Last weekend, the SPL ended its largest season in its 11 years history with 12 teams battling for glory and playing a total of 132 matches. It was a great season with plenty of football and entertainment. We are glad to report that we hardly had any incidents and that’s the way it should be. We are fortunate to be able to play on the best pitches in Shanghai and that we have referees who are willing to officiate our games week in and week out ! Big thank you to Yamada who managed to let each team finish just on time despite the busy schedule and too many working Sundays.

However we are not finished yet !!! It’s time to count down in a few hours the World Cup will start in Brazil and in two days the World Cup will start in Green City ! Quite amazing and a great event to look forward to ! The weather gods have been instructed and they will follow our orders we are going to be hot and dry over the weekend in order to create the same atmosphere as in Brazil ! The rest is up to you to make it happen and to make this event the one we will remember for many years.

Here are the last guide lines for the SPL World Cup + Party.

  • Captains and Managers ps come on time on Saturday 830 AM will be best to collect the kits of your country and game schedule and rules / We have an opening ceremony where you will be asked to come on the stage 9.00 AM together with the referees from 900-9.15 PM
  • Make sure your team players come on time and sign the waiver form / you can sign the front and let your team players sign on the back
  • Collect from us the lunch vouchers for the players / Latina free dinner arm band on Sunday
  • Collect from us free entry tickets for family and friends
  • Watch the kids play exhibitions games form 1200-1400 and we need some goalies for  a penalty shoot out for the kids (aged 6-10)
  • At all time control you players. This tournament is organized by us the SPL and we have a name and reputation at stake. The government like to show to the rest of China that we can enjoy an incredible party and event where friends from all over the world and enjoy our No 1 favorite Sport “Football” in Green City.
  • Sunday it will be important to keep a close time line as there will be many ceremonies where we will need your assistance  1500-1520 all captains will be on stage and the two teams of the final will be called on stage on by one. This will be purely for press and media and we need to give it our best shot !
  • After the final there will be 15 awards to be given away to players and teams so we need everybody to be close to the stage it starts at 1620 and there will be stage performances in between.
  • Make sure everybody attend the free dinner from Latina on the Pitch from 1730  and we have our end of the SPL season ceremony !
  • 1800-2000 Carnival Party on the pitch for everybody by several Brazilian groups and dancers ! Don’t miss it you will forever regret !
  • Always remember that we are the major attraction of the event and people come from all over town to watch us play and in China people don’t have much chance to attend good football matches so respect the spectators, children, referees, opponents, organizer, sponsors at all time ! Be a role model !
  • Last but not least bring Flags, Paint your hair and face , bring Instruments, Animals to support your country !

We have received team list from Shanghai 2000, Super 48, Japan, ERS, Galacticos & Lions. The other teams, please make sure to send asap. Latest by tomorrow.

Let the party begin!



Leave a Reply