Ten-year-old Deshshiv Darshaan, seen here with his mum Usha Rani, gets to walk out with the Brazil FIFA World Cup mascot in a semi-final match after winning the Fuleco Friend Search competition in Mutiara Damansara on Tuesday.
PETALING JAYA: Ten-year-old Deshshiv Darshaan has won himself the chance of a lifetime after winning the Fuleco Friend Search competition at the Piazza e-Curve in Mutiara Damansara.
Deshshiv will accompany Fuleco, the FIFA World Cup Mascot, onto the pitch during one of the semi-final games in Brazil.
Deshshiv and his mother Usha Rani beat 180 other participants by holding the “Fuleco pose” the longest to become the only two pairs from South-East Asia to get to go to Brazil. The other pair will be from the Philippines.
The pair won an all-expenses paid trip to Sao Paolo on July 9, including flight, accommodation, a city tour, tickets to the World Cup semi-final match and RM5,000.
Nine other pairs received consolation prizes of RM200 each and exclusive Kia merchandise.
Naza Kia chief operating officer Datuk Hafiz Syed Abu Bakar, who officiated the competition, hopes that the competition will inspire more children to get into football.
“Deshshiv and Usha will not only experience, but be a part of the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. This is an exciting moment not just for the child but for all Malaysians,” he said.