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Free tickets available for FC Ryukyu contest

Are you ready for some soccer, Okinawa?

FC Ryukyu, the island’s lone pro football club, is planning a day-long, island-wide soccer festival starting at noon Aug. 4 at Okinawa’s Comprehensive Athletic Park near Camp Foster and Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.

The festival’s centerpiece is a Japan Football League match against Kyushu-based Fujieda MyFootball Club, which starts at 4 p.m. Organizers are hoping for 10,000 spectators to attend, and are offering food, soft and hard drinks and music as enticements.

Elementary-school students are admitted free; junior- and senior-high students must  pay 500 yen and adults 1,000. But those who print out the attached flyer can receive four free tickets to the event, organizers said. There is no charge for the pre-match festival.

For information, visit FC Ryukyu’s Facebook page or the team’s home page.

 

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