The Fight Aids Cup is back! On January 24, at 6.30 p.m., the Louis II Stadium will be the scene, for the second time, of a charity football match between the team of Prince Albert II, the “Barbagiuans”, against that of Princess Stéphanie, the Circus FC. A meeting which will benefit the association fighting against HIV, FIGHT AIDS Monaco.
Schedule of the evening
January 24, 2022, Stade Louis II. Arrival of the players around 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Warm-up one hour before the match, then the players return to the locker room 15 to 20 minutes before the start of the match.
The troupe of “mad clowns” will also be present before the kick-off of the match as well as during half-time. Videos from Fight Aids Monaco as well as from the circus in particular will be shown on the screens of the Stade Louis II.
BEIN SPORTS journalist Alexandre Ruiz will be the speaker, host of the event. Match broadcast live on AS Monaco’s Facebook and TWITCH.
Participants return to the field 5 minutes before the start of the game. The match kicks off at 6.30 p.m. Two 35-minute halves, 10-minute half-time.
Prize giving ceremony will be at the end of the game. Only one trophy will be awarded, for the winning team – a work specially designed for the occasion by artist Stéphane Cipre.
Presentation of the Fight Aids Cup 2022 trophy to the team captain and his representative (HSH Prince Albert II or HSH Princess Stéphanie).
A work by artist Fred Allard will reward the best player of the game and another two will be designed with the objective of being sold, to the benefit of Fight Aids Monaco.
More information you can find on the website created recently.
Fight Aids Cup Barbagiuans vs Cirque FC
“…football legends are once again present in both teams. We have the unconditional support of all these players and in particular, of Sébastien Frey, captain of Cirque FC, who facilitated the arrival of some of these friends. We are delighted”, said Louis Ducruet, president of “Barbagiuans”.
“With my partner Romain Goiran (who is a child of the Barbagiuans), we decided to formalize this match so that we could help my mother’s association, Fight Aids Monaco,” continues Louis Ducruet.
“We hope that the evening will be an overall success, with a doubly important public mobilization compared to 2020. This will generate benefits doubled for FIGHT AIDS MONACO. This is our greatest wish.”
World famous players
In addition to the stars already invited in 2020 and again in the “Barbagiuans” team this year, such as the coach of the Blues Didier Deschamps, other legends will come to contribute. Among them, the former number 6 of the France team, Youri Djorkaeff. 1998 world champion and 2000 European champion in particular. The one usually called “The Snake” says:
“We know the power of football, the impact it can have on social issues or for this kind of cause.”
A former player for the Principality’s club in particular, he is now very proud to join the “Barbagiuans” team of Prince Albert II, with whom he has enjoyed very good relations since his time in Monaco.
“I’ve always had a very good relationship with Prince Albert II, he’s someone I really appreciate. I was 21 when I was in Monaco, he was often with us in the locker room to encourage us. Today, I am one of those who represent the team he created himself … It is a source of pride, I feel like I am in the logical next step. For this, as for the association, it was important for me to be present.”