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Chile’s ExpoF11 Kicks Off in Style

Chile’s ExpoF11 Kicks Off in Style
July 06
17:40 2013

The second ExpoF11 Feria de Futbol has returned to conference center Espacio Riesco, with fun and games for every football fan.

HUECHURABA — Thousands of visitors will pass through the halls of Espacio Riesco this weekend, with each space converted into a football lovers paradise. Star players, coaches and referees mingled among the entertainment, while there were many activities on offer for young and old.

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The ExpoF11 official opening ceremony. Photo: Daniel Boyle

The first day’s play was inaugurated by event organizer José Luis Fernández, Chilean football legend Elias Figueroa, Subsecretary of Sports Gabriel Ruiz-Tagle and many others. Throughout the fair, current and former players lent their time to sign autographs and appear in photos with visitors.

As well as the action from the fields, a number of radio stations, including Radio Sport and ADN have been broadcasting live from the Expo.

The feria will continue on Sunday, with an entry fee of CLP$5,000. Among the activities on display are football tennis, futsal, street football, freestyle football and many others, with many sports brands offering competitions and marketing material. There also a sale of sporting goods, with huge discounts available.

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Daniel Boyle is an Australian living in Santiago. Daniel's main interests are sports, music and travel. He has a degree in Sports Management and is completing a Master of Arts (Writing). Daniel plays the sport of Freestyle Footbag and is hoping to spread it through Chile. In 2013 Daniel was granted a Start-Up Chile grant.

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