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Paula Rivero, from Canarias, presented Iniesta with the Carlsberg Award for best player of the Spain vs. Croatia match (Translation)

20 June 2012

- The ceremony took place last night in the Polish stadium Arena Gdansk, after the match that Spain won.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, June 19th, 2012 - Last night, Paula Rivero, from Canarias, presented Andrés Iniesta with the Carlsberg Award as best player of the Spain vs. Croatia match of the UEFA EURO 2012.

The ceremony took place soon after the match, in the Polish stadium Arena Gdansk, where Paula Rivero lived the excitement of the match that the Spanish national team won. Pedrag Mijatovic, the legendary football player, also attended the award ceremony.

Paula Rivero is the winner of the challenge launched by Carlsberg at the end of April that encouraged the people from Canarias to present their most original proposals about what they would do to be with La Roja (The Red One) in this match.

In this case, the young woman starred in a video in which she encouraged the people from Canarias to paint their skin with the colours of the Spanish national team. Carrying the paint herself, she drew the Spanish flag on the skin of the passengers of a bus, improvising a trip of encouragement for La Roja.

This video was one of the three finalists chosen by an initial jury of specialists appointed by Compañía Cervecera de Canarias, and finally chosen by the public through their votes on Facebook.

During the award ceremony, the young woman said she was nervous but very pleased to be in Poland presenting the award to Iniesta. Also, she pointed out that she will have very good memories of this moment, and she will hang the picture of such a memorable moment in her room.

As for Iniesta, the football player of the Spanish national team, this is the second time that he has received the Carlsberg award as best player of the UEFA EURO 2012 match. He admitted that the match was difficult but the team felt relieved after finally achieving their goal. Regarding the Carlsberg award, he thanked the public for appreciating his work and expressed his confidence that the Spanish national team will keep winning.

About Cervecera de Canarias

Compañía Cervecera is one of the main national breweries and one of the main engines in the economical and social development in Canarias: it boosts the creation of almost 900 direct jobs and almost 7,000 indirect and induced jobs; it is shareholder of several companies in Canarias; and it gives priority to local suppliers in order to carry out their production. The company, part of the international group SABMiller, has more than 300 business owners from Canarias among its shareholders, which are approximately 30% of the total and are represented with two members in the Board of Directors.

Compañía Cervecera produces its own brand of beer Dorada and Tropical, and under licence Carlsberg; it distributes international brands such as Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft, Guinness and Kilkenny. Also, it has other beverages such as natural drinks Appletiser and Peartiser and the energetic Red Bull.

NOTE: To watch the video of the award ceremony, you can visit

This SABMiller subsidiary news release has been translated from its local market language to English language for publication on We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original material but due to the difficulties of translation slight differences may exist.

Note, the news release was first published in its local market on [19/06/2012].

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