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Messages

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Participating Teams Tournament Schedule

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Celebrity Profile: Lee Sharpe

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Feature: A. Michael Grice

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A Recap of the 2014 SCC Soccer Sixes Tournament

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Youth Tournament

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Plan of the Padang

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Acknowledgements

ORGANISING COMMITTEE Organising Chairman Owen Monaghan Sponsorship / Logistics (Infrastructures) Ronnie Smollet Finance & Website Etienne Van den Bogaert Teams Ravi Krishnan

The 7th SCC International Soccer Sixes Tournament magazine is published by: SINGAPORE CRICKET CLUB Connaught Drive, Singapore 179681 Tel: +65 6338 9217 Fax: +65 63370119 Email: scc@scc.org.sg Web: www.scc.org.sg For more information on the SCC Soccer 6s, visit www.sccsoccersixes.com MCI (P) 139/01/2015 All information correct at time of print. Magazine design by Yani Saaban, SCC. Magazine printing by Impstudio. Photos courtesy of Andrew Lim and Creative Lighting Asia.

Tournament Dinner Tim Rigby Aaron Jones Youth Logistics Rodney Holt Host for VIP / Celebrity Player Peter Schott

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MESSAGE S It gives me great privilege to welcome all participating teams, officials and supporters to the 7th Singapore Cricket Club International Soccer Sixes Tournament this year. Held once again at the magnificent Padang on 31 Jan and 1 Feb, the 7th SCC International Soccer Sixes Tournament promises to feature sporting talents from around the Asia Pacific region while elevating the profile of Asian football. This tournament will indeed be an extraordinary one with the SCC fielding a team of its own, the NFL, for the first time. Spectators can also expect promising game play from a rising U18 team. We are also greatly honoured to have with us Lee Sharpe, former Manchester United footballer who will be playing for the CLA all-star team led by Eddie and Shooter. Upping the ante and showcasing highly skilled footwork and superb sportsmanship will be the Singapore U23 team Geylang

It has always been a pleasure of mine to welcome all participating teams and spectators, on behalf of the Football Association of Singapore, to the Singapore Cricket Club Soccer 6s Tournament. The tournament is into its seventh year and it will be held once again at the historic Padang on 31 January and 1 February 2015. The Singapore Cricket Club has held several events with the objective of developing the youth soccer talent in Singapore and the Football Association of Singapore has always been a great supporter of the development.

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International FC and the Royal Malaysian Police Football Association, both hailing from Malaysia. Other teams playing in the open include the German All Stars Singapore F.C. and Singapore Vikings F.C. from the Cosmo League. Former Singapore Internationals playing in the Masters will also provide spectators a chance to see some gripping football action. Supported by the SCC Soccer Section, the Youth Tournament will continue in its laudable objective of providing an opportunity for youth teams from around Southeast Asia to shine on the field. I thank our kind sponsors, the staff and the organising committee of the SCC Soccer Sixes 2015 led by Owen Monaghan. Let’s gear up for a splendid kick-off of the 7th Singapore Cricket Club International Soccer Sixes Tournament at the Padang.

Mohan J Bhojwani President Singapore Cricket Club

I salute these big-hearted clubs, from the region, for heeding the call of the organiser, to do their part for youth development by doling out non-stop football action. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Singapore Cricket Club for organising this football event and I would also like to wish all participating teams the best of luck and hope that you have an enjoyable and fulfilling weekend, and special thanks to all the fans for doing their part and coming down to cheer the teams on.

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President Football Association of Singapore


ME S S A G ES I take great pleasure in welcoming all participating teams to the 7th Singapore Cricket Club International Soccer Sixes Tournament 2015. This year, the Soccer Sixes Tournament, the highlight of the Soccer Section’s annual fixtures, is being held much earlier as the SCC will lose the use of the Padang for most of the year due to the “SG50” celebrations in conjunction with Singapore’s 50th National Day. It will, therefore, be the first in the series of international sporting tournaments at SCC. I am convinced that it will be an exciting weekend filled with keenly contested matches that demonstrates the sporting camaraderie that is so much a part of our Club’s tradition and culture. The tournament is showcased at the famous Padang, which is integral to the history of Singapore as its independence was declared here by our first Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, almost 50 years ago on 9 August 1965.

This year’s “early” edition will be held over two days and will have three categories – Open, Youth (U-14), and Masters (Over 35). The Youth Tournament is a key feature that will help encourage and promote young budding footballers from the ASEAN region. The Open category will have the best teams from Singapore pit their skills against international teams from across the region. The Masters category will feature international stars including an EPL player which I am sure spectators from all age-groups will welcome – excitement galore for everyone! I would also like to sincerely thank the sponsors and express my deep gratitude to volunteers and to Owen Monaghan and his Tournament Organising Committee for their commitment and tireless efforts in shaping this tournament. I would also be very pleased to invite all Members to be present over the weekend to witness and enjoy high quality soccer action from teams around the world. I wish all teams the best and let us have a fun-filled and exciting weekend!

T. Ravi Chandran

Chairman, Games Control Board Singapore Cricket Club

Following the success of the 6th SCC Soccer Sixes tournament in May 2014, I am delighted to represent the committee once again as Chairman for 2015.

It gives me great pleasure to continue the organization of the Youth Tournament for underprivileged institutions from around Southeast Asia and the support from the SCC Soccer Section is very humbling and appreciated in order for this tournament to be conducted.

The SCC International Soccer Sixes takes place on the hallowed Padang turf for its seventh consecutive year on Saturday, 31 January and Sunday, 1 February 2015. Nestled in the shadows of Singapore’s breath-taking city skyline on the best grass surface in Singapore, the aim of this competition is to highlight the many talents of Asian football, and its promising young players; all within the format of six-a-side football.

I give my sincere thanks to all parties that has made this tournament possible from the very kind sponsors for their belief and support, my fellow tournament committee members for all the hard work and time they sacrifice, the General Committee and the committed staff of the Singapore Cricket Club to support the committee along every turn, the volunteers throughout the tournament and lastly to the participants and team representatives.

This tournament has evolved over the previous years and is now regarded as one of the marquee sporting events of the Singapore Cricket Club as it continues in its aim to raise the profile and standards of Asian football, aided by the introduction of professional teams from around the globe. Welcome to the 7th Annual SCC Soccer Sixes and thank you for participating in Asia’s premier soccer sixes tournament. In 2014, the Soccer Sixes Committee brought together the best of youth and senior football. Last year’s tournament was a great success with over 40 teams from various countries and ages participating and this year we would like to make the 2015 Soccer Sixes even better. I would like to thank those that helped lay the foundation of this tournament. It has been a collective effort from the SCC members and well supported by all our sponsors.

Finally, a warm welcome to the Singapore Cricket Club to the players and supporters and we wish you a great weekend of high level football coupled with a chance to share a beer or two with friends!

Owen Monaghan

Chairman, Organising Committee 2015 SCC Soccer Sixes Tournament What Owen Monaghan and his team have helped create at the Padang is something special and we hope the tournament will provide you with the opportunity to enjoy the competition of playing and spectating the wonderful game of football, along with enjoying the inner city surroundings. I hope this will make the tournament unique and that you will have memories of this tournament for lifetime! We look forward to another great Soccer Sixes tournament and hope to see you all on or off the pitch.

Scott Starr

Soccer Section Convenor Singapore Cricket Club

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P ARTI CI P ATI NG TE A M S Open Tournament • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

German All Stars Geylang International FC Home Utd Hong Kong FC Kwarta FC Mafro Panthers Malayan City Tigers Raymond Weil Royal Bangkok Sports Club SCC Firsts SCC NFL SCC Tigers Singapore Recreation Club Vikings FC Yokohama CAC

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Bangkok Airways British Club FC CLA All Stars CLA Legends Eagle Boyz FC German All Stars FC Hong Kong FC PDRM Rangers FC Raymond Weil SCC Captains Select SCC Convenor Select Singapore Vikings FC SP Vets St Davids FC Weston All Stars

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Bali Sports Foundation Phnom Pehn Crown Club Youth Football Home Muhamadiah Welfare Home

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, 31 January 2015 Event Team Manager’s Briefing Youth Tournament Open Tournament

Category – First Round First Round First Round

Time 8.00am – 8.30am 9.00am – 11.30am 9.00am – 3.00pm 1.30pm – 3.00pm 1.30pm – 6.00pm

Venue Gilmour Room Pitch 2 Pitch 1 Pitch 2 Pitch 1

Masters Tournament

Event Open Plate Tournament Masters Plate Tournament Youth Cup Tournament Youth Cup Tournament Open Cup Tournament Masters Plate Tournament Open Plate Tournament Masters Cup Tournament Open Cup Tournament Masters Plate Tournament Open Plate Tournament Masters Cup Tournament Open Cup Tournament

Category Quarter-Finals Quarter-Finals 3rd / 4th Placings Final Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Semi-Finals Semi-Finals Semi-Finals Final Final Final Final

Time 9.00am – 10.20pm 10.20pm – 11.40pm 11.00am – 12.00pm 12.00pm 12.20pm – 1.40pm 1.40pm – 2.20pm 2.20pm – 3.00pm 3.00pm – 3.40pm 3.40pm – 4.20pm 4.20pm 4.40pm 5.00pm 5.20pm

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Prize Presentation

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Sunday, 1 February 2015

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CEL EBRI TY P RO F ILE

Lee Sharpe Lee Stuart Sharpe (born 27 May 1971) is an English former professional footballer, sports television pundit and reality television personality, who as a player was predominantly a left winger from 1988 to 2004. Sharpe made his debut for Manchester United in 1988 and played for the club till 1996. He ended the 1988-89 season with 22 league appearances to his name and played 30 games in all competitions that season. He played a key part in United’s success in the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1990–91 scoring with a left foot pile-driver into the top corner in the home leg of the semi-final against Legia Warsaw (1–1). He also famously scored a hat-trick against Arsenal at Highbury in the League Cup fourth round on 28 November 1990. United eventually won the game 6–2. Sharpe himself cites this as one of the best memories in his footballing career. Sharpe is well remembered for his memorable goal against Barcelona during the 2–2 draw in the 1994–1995 Champions League season’s group stage, when he spectacularly backheeled a cross from Roy Keane into the corner of the net. He also got an assist in this game, crossing for Mark Hughes’ opening header. Sharpe moved to Leeds United in 1996, but persistent knee injuries kept him from making an impact on the squad, and he was loaned to Sampdoria at the start of the 1998–99 season. Another loan to Bradford City in March 1999 turned into a permanent deal at the end of the season. He stayed at Bradford for three seasons, but he gradually slipped down the league ladder, eventually moving to Iceland to play for Grindavík in 2003. Sharpe retired from professional football in 2003, but achieved renewed fame after a number of reality television appearances. After which he briefly returned to football in 2004, playing for Garforth Town.

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Outside Football

In the early 1990s, Sharpe was part of a new direction in football that saw photogenic players like himself, Jamie Redknapp and Ryan Giggs emerge as merchandising and mass marketed “poster boys” of the game, and fronted many football magazine covers and were featured in advertisements. Since 2009, Sharpe has been involved with global football charity, Ambassadors in Sport (AIS). Since then he has been involved at different levels with AIS, including Cycle for Hope, a six-month cycle through Africa which Sharpe was involved in publicity and he also took part in the last leg.

Television Career

Sharpe has also developed a career in reality television. He appeared as a competitor in the 2005, ITV television show Celebrity Wrestling, under the name “Sharpe Shooter”. He is also known though for appearing in Celebrity Love Island. In 2007 Sharpe appeared as a contestant in ITV’s Dancing on Ice. In 2008, Sharpe starred in Dec’s team on Ant versus Dec, on Saturday Night Takeaway ITV1. Sharpe also starred as the celebrity ‘hider’ in an episode of the CBBC show Hider in the House. He also appeared in the 2008 television series Superstars on Channel Five. In August 2009, he appeared in the RTÉ One celebrity boxing series, Charity Lords of the Ring.

Media Career

After retirement in 2004 and 2006, Sharpe became a football pundit for ESPN Star in Singapore in Asia, and together with Les Ferdinand, is a celebrity host on the game show Kickoff. Back in the day, Sharpe was once a pundit on BBC’s Match of the Day 2 and Football Focus. Lee is now one of the football pundits hired by Abu Dhabi Sports Channel, for their exclusive coverage of the Premier League. Extracted from http://en.wikipedia.org/


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FEATURE

A. Michael Grice A. Michael Grice, Club President and all round sportsman was a legend at the SCC. Mike passed away in August 2014, but his memory will forever live on. Mike had tremendous passion and commitment and was a loyal and dedicated Soccer Section member and player over the years. Mike was a person committed to all sports and he was made a Life Member of the Club in 2010 in recognition of his achievements at the SCC spanning over 40 years since he first arrived on this island and joined the Club in 1970. Mike was very keen on the development of junior sports and took a very strong interest on this front to ensure the field playing sports sections placed emphasis on this important aspect. Mike will be forever remembered for that fabulous voice that used to go out all over the Padang from the Eagle’s Nest whenever there was an SCC tournament – a superb commentary from a top class individual wanting the very best from any SCC event. Mike was simply irreplaceable and the baton he carried so well over the years now passes to each and every one of us in the sporting sections to make the SCC the premier sporting club in Asia, which was Mike’s dream.

MIKE AND THE SOCCER SIXES

Mike was a devoted supporter of the Soccer Section and was one of the pioneers of the then SCC Soccer Sevens. Under Mike’s leadership many famous UK players graced these shores namely: Gordon Banks, Kevin Keegan, Alan Ball, Martin Peters, Mike England, Geoff Hurst and Tony Woodcock, to name a few. Mike himself was an accomplished player and represented the SCC First Team in the 70s and 80s along with his good friends, Jurgen Martiens and Dirk Paulsen who were both heavily involved in the SCC Sevens tournament. Mike also accompanied the SCC team to the HK Sevens tournament on many an occasion and was always willing to help and pitch in to further the sections ambitious plans to be the number one amateur soccer team in Singapore. This year’s tournament will miss Mike not only at our Friday evening dinner but at the tournament itself where he was always present and keeping a keen eye on the proceedings.

Rest in Peace, Mike... From the entire Soccer Section.

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Article by Owen Monaghan The sixth edition of the Singapore Cricket Club International Soccer Sixes returned on 17 and 18 May 2014 at the historic Padang. Torrential rain failed to mar the Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) International Soccer Sixes tournament at the Padang as teams across different categories enjoyed this annual competitive event. In the Youth category, the talented team from Cambodia, Phnom Penh Crown FC, beat Thai team Youth Football Home 2-0 in the final to emerge as champions. The other teams competing were Bali Sports Foundation and Muhammadiyah, who represented themselves very well indeed. It was greatly humbling to see the Bali Sports Foundation team, who were all hearing impaired, playing on an even keel with the rest of the youth teams. A big thank you to Rodney Holt for making that happen this year. Meanwhile in the hotly-contested 16-team Open Category where players from the region including Malaysia, Thailand and Japan were featured, it was Malaysia’s Felda United who beat the home ground favourites SCC Firsts 2-0 to come up tops and take home the Cup for 2014 in a well-deserved result. Last but not least in the highly anticipated final of the Masters Category, defending SCC Soccer Sixes champions CLA All Stars took on Jurong Weston Corporation again after a 1-1 draw in their last meeting in the round robin matches. The CLA All Stars won 2-0 as star players Ray Parlour of Arsenal fame and PJ Roberts, former S.League player and SCC member, both scored to seal back-to-back titles for the team. It was a truly enjoyable experience for those who were involved, including the players, spectators and organisers. I would like to thank every SCC member who contributed in some way to make this tournament happen and also to the General Committee and SCC staff. My sincere thanks go out to the Sixes committee 10

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THE wINNERS YOUTH TOURNAMENT Champion: Phnom Penh Crown FC Runner-up: Youth Football Home MASTERS PLATE COMPETITION Champion: CLA Legends Runner-up: Everest Eagles MASTERS CUP COMPETITION Champion: CLA All Stars Runner-up: Jurong Weston Corporation OPEN PLATE COMPETITION Champion: International Soccer Academy Runner-up: SCC NFL OPEN CUP COMPETITION Champion: Felda United Runner-up: SCC Firsts also for digging deep throughout, especially Danny Townsend, Ronnie Smollet and Rodney Holt. Finally, a big and special thank you to Dirk Paulsen (Melchers & Co), Eddie Tang (CLA) and Glyn Vince (Rulewave). The other sponsors should also be acknowledged for their support; Horlicks (GSK), Guinness (APB), Mitre, Weston Corporation, Park Hotel (Clarke Quay), Mafro Sports, Toll, Avant Venture, Four Four Two, Macoocoo, Rebel & Soul and Full Circle PR.


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AN EVENING WITH

ALAN BRAZIL & RAY PARLOUR Friday, 16 May 2014

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Y OUTH TOURNAM E NT The Soccer 6s Youth Tournament was inspired by Henrik Lorenz, an old and dear friend of SCC, who founded the Youth Football Home in Phuket, the first team to take part in the SCC 6s Youth Tournament. The Club is delighted to continue his legacy by hosting six teams in this year’s tournament.

Most of these children come from underprivileged backgrounds and many have never travelled beyond their own villages, let alone abroad, so it will indeed be an experience of a lifetime for them.

This year sees the return of last year’s winner, Phnom Penh Crown Club, winner of the last two editions of the SCC Soccer 6s with a chance to win a historic “three-peat” and last year’s Youth Football Home Phuket, Thailand finalist Youth Football Home (Phuket) also creating history by including three girls in their 2015 squad, together with Bali Sports Foundation and Rumah (Malaysia). Phnom PenhFaith Crown Academy

General Committee, the Soccer Section members and the tournament sponsors, plus the families of SCC members and friends who Sports will be hosting the children during the weekend for Bali Foundation Indonesia their generosity, without which none of this would be possible.

The Organising Committee extends its sincere thanks to theFROM HE SCC SOCCER SIXES WELCOMES THE YOUTH TEAMS

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Thank you to the following Sponsors & Supporters of the 2015 SCC International Soccer Sixes Youth Tournament. Thank you to the following Sponsors & Supporters of the 2015 SCC International Soccer Sixes Youth Tournament. Gold Sponsor

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YOUTH FOOTBALL HOME | Thailand Youth Football Home (Phuket) Foundation is a registered charity in Thailand. Our aim is to establish a loving home for orphaned and destitute boys and girls. The boys and girls receive comprehensive education at good local schools. They also enjoy daily coaching and training from fully qualified coaches in the game of football. The 2015 YFH team includes three girls, a first for the SCC Soccer 6s Youth Tournament. The Youth Football Home is built on 8 rai of land in the town of Thalang (about 150 metres from Wat Muang Komaraphat) on Phuket Island consisting of a dormitory home for 32 boys, a residential building for staff and a full-sized football field plus training areas. Construction began in October 2005. The dormitory and staff house were built and furnished by the beginning of May, 2006. The football field and the training areas were formed four months later. The first group of nine boys from Bangkok and the northern provinces arrived at our Home on 11 May 2006 and were enrolled at the Thalangwittaya School in time to attend the first day of the new school year. Today, we have an almost full house with many of the boys selected from football camps held on our grounds.

Youth Football Home has a full complement of qualified staff to look after the children. The staff includes two nannies, a cook and cleaner, security and grounds personnel, under the supervision of a Thai Lady Guardian as Wardress. We have a qualified football coach from Europe as the sports manager who looks after the boy’s training and development in football. In addition, British and German Ex-International footballers periodically visit the Youth Football Home and conduct coaching sessions with our boys.

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YOU T H T O UR N A MENT PHNOM PENH CROWN CLUB | Cambodia The Academy of Cambodia’s most successful club, Phnom Penh Crown, began in February 2011 after nationwide trials in 17 provinces uncovered the best 22 young players, aged 13 and under who became the first intake at the club’s full-time residential academy, the first of its kind in the country. The senior team have won the Cambodian League title on four occasions and were runners-up in the AFC Presidents Cup in 2011. The Academy team have taken over their mantle at the junior level in Cambodia, winning almost every domestic competition they have entered since their formation. In their first year they returned from a six-match visit to the SCC Soccer 6s youth tournament in June with a creditable third place. Crown also hosted and won the inaugural First State Gold Investment Cup which was televised live on national TV. July 2012 saw the Academy return to take part in the SCC Soccer 6s, losing out in the final on penalty kicks. The team also featured in the very first FAM-Frenz U-15 Asean Champions Trophy which involved teams from all 11 Asean countries. A fabulous opportunity for the youngsters to test themselves against the best of the region’s young hopefuls and despite finishing in sixth place in their group, the Academy gained invaluable experience from their participation.

In July 2013, the Academy expanded to 32 players with the arrival of 10 new faces, all aged 12-13 years old. Every one of the Academy players has represented the Cambodian national team at different age levels and 2013 saw them triumph as Cambodia Youth League champions, winning both U-15 and U-17 age categories. 2014 saw the Academy successfully defend their 2013 title by winning the 2014 SCC Soccer 6s Youth Tournament. 2015 will see them return to Singapore to defend their Soccer 6s trophy.

BALI SPORTS FOUNDATION | Indonesia Winner of two editions of the SCC Soccer 6s Youth Tournament, Bali Sports Foundation (BSF), a registered Indonesian charity, shows that through sport, those living with a disability can demonstrate their strengths and not be categorised and stigmatised because of it. In this regard sport can be seen as a stepping stone for those living with disabilities (and their families) to move from isolation in a karmic society like Bali, into the mainstream and also educate those who do not have a disability to understand that those that do, have rights that include being able to fully participate in society and not face discrimination. BSF firmly believes that sport has the power to change lives for the better, particularly for those living with a disability. BSF provides the following sports programmes to over 300 disabled youth in Bali. Our programmes include: Wheelchair

Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby, IPC Powerlifting, Blind Judo, Blind Soccer, Disabled/Wheelchair Target Shooting, Special Needs Swimming, Deaf Mute Eskima, Boccia and Pararchery. Visit their website www.balisports.com

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A C K N OW L ED GEMENTS A big THANK YOU to all our sponsors and supporters who have helped make this tournament a success.

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