FourFourTwo and Carlsberg joined forces this week to offer one lucky football fan a once-in-a-lifetime prize of flights, accommodation and tickets to France to watch a semi-final of Euro 2016.
Held at The Hive by Wala Wala in Singapore, FourFourTwo brought our finalists together for a Euro-style trivia competition, with contestants battling through to the round of 16, quarter-finals and semi-finals before two were left standing in the decider.
Wayne Oon and Ganesha Periasamy were those finalists, with the contest going all the way to a nail-biting penalty shootout.
Two tiebreaker questions were needed until Oon was declared the winner, getting the closest to the Stade de Lyon’s capacity of 59,000. Oon answered 59,865, while Periasamy had 51,000.
“Well I was studying over the weekend, trying to read up as much as possible,” Oon said in an interview with FFT after the competition as the superstar treatment began.
“It was quite intense. Some of the questions I knew in the back of my mind, so I just tried to recall as much as possible.”
As part of this incredible prize, Oon will be issued with a personalised adidas kit upon arrival at the hotel and will grace the actual Stade de Lyon pitch where the semi-final will be held.
They will also be snapped by paparazzi as they take a team bus to the ground, see themselves on the stadium’s giant screen and take part in an on-pitch challenge with Carlsberg legend and ex-Manchester United keeper Peter Schmeichel.
The on-pitch experience ends with the winner lifting the European Championship trophy in the midst of a confetti shower before heading to an evening awards dinner with the Carlsberg legends.
Oon said his father had introduced him to football when he was a child and so he will be taking him on the trip.
“I’ve never been to Europe before,” Oon said. “My favourite team is Germany, so I hope to see Germany in the semi-final. I’ve never seen them in real life.
“I hope they will go all the way to be champions, because they really deserve it. They have a good team.
“The only pitch I’ve been on is the National Stadium in Singapore.”
Photos: Matthias Ho/FourFourTwo