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The Fight Aids Cup is back: soccer Stars fight it out at Stade Louis II

On January 23, 2023, as part of the 45th international circus festival, Prince Albert II’s team “les Barbagiuans” will finally try to win the prestigious trophy from the hands of Princess Stéphanie (CIRQUE FC) who, for the past two years, has fought off all attempts to capture it. 

Revenge time has come! The time has come for Princess Stephanie to put her title back on the line in the name of charity. 

This year more than ever the meeting promises to be a breathtaking symbol of rivalry at the top, far from having reached its climax . Forced to cede the second coronation of CIRQUE FC during the previous edition, Louis Ducruet has therefore made this January 23, 2023 an essential date on his calendar.

Since his arrival at the head of the “Barbagiuans” and the almost simultaneous creation of the FIGHT AIDS CUP, the nephew of Prince Albert II has still not managed to win this competition.

The sovereign’s team can boast of having in its ranks legends of local football. This includes Claude Puel who notably led the red and whites to the title of French champion in 2000, the first major highlight of his coaching career.

“…the Barbagiuans are keen to win to reverse the trend and experience the joy of being, for the first time, the defending team. “

The event is delighted to welcome this year the Italian legend Francesco Totti, in a team of stars. The scene is set. Claude Puel, emblematic figure of the “Barbagiuans” is ready to take up this new challenge enthusiastically, proud to wear the princely jersey. And there will be new young blood, including Ricardo Carvalho, Camel Meriem, Sonny Anderson and Édouard Cissé. And it’s an opportunity to see players who are world champions…

Other local personalities such as F1 driver Charles Leclerc will complete the squad. Coach this year, Jean Tigana will succeed Jean Petit and Arsène Wenger.

The Fight Aids Cup 2023 crédit photo: Barbagiuans
crédit photo: Barbagiuans

45th anniversary of the French championship won by AS Monaco in 1978

Several parallel events will be commemorated during this third edition. There will be a celebration of the 45th anniversary of the title of French champion won by AS Monaco in 1978. Promoted to the first division that season, the team managed to defy all predictions, to write one of the most beautiful pages in the history of the club. 

And some additional entertainment will also be on the program. Beyond the “crazy clowns” who still accompany the entry of the two teams on the grounds, more entertainment is planned for half-time. 

FIGHT AIDS MONACO in the spotlight

Having become a must in the Monegasque sporting landscape, the FIGHT AIDS CUP is much more than a simple football match. Princess Stéphanie’s association, FIGHT AIDS MONACO is central in the fight against HIV. 

The FIGHT AIDS CUP 2023, is an evening where, again this year, sport, conviviality and a tremendous charitable cause will be one…

Total benefits on the entire evening directly donated to Fight Aids Monaco.

Ticket prices for the match. 10 euros

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