Euro 2004 Special Edition still being snapped up


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 20 Jun 2004

KUALA LUMPUR: It began with just a cursory glance at The Star's Euro 2004 Special Edition stand, but as the day wore on, shoppers at the MidValley Megamall gradually snapped up the free copies for the news on the soccer fest of the year. 

Some read as they walked, others leaned against the pillars or stopped in the middle of their window shopping to browse through the reports and discuss the latest match results. 

A week into the European Nations Cup championship in Portugal, interest in the biggest soccer event after the FIFA World Cup has anything but waned.  

A total of 3,000 copies were distributed yesterday. Copies will be distributed free at selected locations throughout the country until July 5. 

For Azril Zaim Aziz, six, watching the soccer matches is a sibling affair with sister Tantiana, 20. 

LIKE HOT CAKES: MidValley Megamall customer services officer Pua Chang Hong (left) assisting shoppers to get their free copiesof The Star Euro 2004 Special Edition in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

“He likes watching it with his sister. Especially the France and England match. They watch it together all the time,” said their mother, Datin Rositah Md Mawi.  

“He is a big fan of England,” she said. 

Rositah said Tantiana started her brother’s interest in the game and would normally be the one to pick up the supplement.  

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