Since the first World Cup event back a month, I've been a stout supporter of the Germany national team, hence when presented with the opportunity to catch the World Cup 2014 finals between Germany and Argentina, I jumped at the chance. In an epic culmination of what has been a month of speed, endurance and astounding skill on the football field, Domino’s Pizza Malaysia hosted an exclusive pizza party at Tropicana Golf and Country Resort for over 100 lucky viewers as football titans Germany and Argentina battled in the most viewed football event in the world.
|Domino's World Cup 2014 Football Final Viewing Party|
Domino's World Cup 2014 Football Final Viewing Party
Venue: Tropicana Golf and Country Resort
Date: 11pm 13th July - 6am 14th July 2014
|It was an atmosphere of festivities with the MCs and speakers keeping everyone hyped up throughout the night|
I was at the exact same venue during the announcement of the Popobe Bola Bears by Domino's but this time around it was very different. For starters, we were going to be there throughout the night from 11pm to 6am, so it was very nice of Domino's to provide comfortable bean bags for the supporters. On top of that, various station games and activities were planned out before the kiick-off of the final game.
|Chilling back with Jeff Soo, and Pancake before the start of the World Cup 2014 Final Match|
Football fans at the viewing party consisted of the five 1st Runner Ups winners of the Domino’s Kickoff Online Contest, which went on from April 28 to June 1 earlier this year, and 20 of each winner’s closest friends and families. The party was dominated by jerseys of red, white and sky blue, not to mention a few diehard supporters of other countries, as eyes were transfixed onto the live broadcast of the nail-biting clash between the two giants of international football.
|Fancy a game of human foosball?|
|Comical, yet uniquely exciting|
The festivities kicked off at 11.00pm, with the match going on live at 3.00am. Fans were treated to pizzas, perfectly complementing the pizza maker’s “More Pizza More Football” campaign. The atmosphere was one of excitement and merriment as the guests enjoyed the pizza makers’ offerings while hotly debating the outcome of the current match and the fall of favourite teams and players along the long four-year road that led to this point.
|More games to while your time away while waiting for the final match to start at 3am|
|The traditional foosball table is always a good gaming choice|
While waiting for the match between Germany and Argentina to kick off at 3am, we were treated to many different gaming stations and activities. One that caught my eye was the very comical yet uniquely interesting 'human foosball' arena. Here we get strapped unto the large long poles, limiting our movements to the horizontal directions only, exactly how a foosball game should be played. Lots of laughter and spills ensued, but in the end it was all great fun!
Plenty of freebies were given away and football-related games such as the Human Foosball, Soccer Pong and Hit the Goalie were held as well. Football fans also participated in Domino’s Instagram photo contest, dubbed ‘Bear-A-Selfie’, where they snapped selfies with their Popobe® Bola Bears and tagged #BolaBears. The winner walked home with an iPad Mini.
|And we're good to go, all comfy and hyped up to support our favourite football team|
The finale captured all of the night’s hottest action as the German and Argentinean players dribbled, tackled, sprinted and played their hearts out for over 113 minutes of nail-biting moments and near misses, drawing cheers and shouts from their supporters right until the last second, when the final whistle blew and Germany emerged as Champions of the World, defeating Argentina 1-0. Bravo!
|Just me and my Domino's BolaBears all set to watch the World Cup Finals|
Hasfahlinda Hassan, Senior Marketing Manager of Domino’s Pizza Malaysia and Singapore, said, “Football is a game that brings Malaysians together. We are pleased to share our passion for the beautiful game with our customers at this uniquely Domino’s event in conjunction with the biggest football tournament in the world. The aim of this viewing party is to reward our loyal customers for their strong support of our ‘More Pizza, More Football’ campaign. This has been an incredible football season for everyone, and we are glad to have been able to celebrate it with our fans.”
Overall, it was an awesome night out and memorable experience for me and everyone else, I'm sure of that. I mean, where else can you cheer and shout for your favourite team, in a comfortable air-cond environment, and with lots of Beanie Bags! What made the Domino's World Cup 2014 Football Final Viewing Party even more memorable was the fact the country I rooted for, the very strong Germany won!
Do check out Domino's Malaysia's FB page at facebook.com/DominosMY for more details on the ‘Bear-a-Selfie’ contest and other promotions and offers.