The Fight AIDS Cup returns this year in a spectacular fourth edition, featuring legendary line-ups composed of footballing greats in a memorable fixture at the Stade Louis II, all in the name of charity on Monday, January 22.

NEWS.MC is delighted to announce its media partnership with the Fight AIDS Cup this year, as the high-profile event seeks to raise funds for a noble cause within and beyond the Principality.

The 2024 Fight AIDS Cup is special as it celebrates three anniversaries, the centenary of Prince Rainier III, 50 years of the Monte-Carlo Circus Festival and 20 years of Fight AIDS Monaco, the non-profit NGO founded by HSH Princess Stéphanie.

As is the case each year, Louis Ducruet will lead an impressive Barbagiuans team onto the pitch of the Stade Louis II to face off against the formidable Cirque FC. Also composed of great players of the beautiful game, Cirque FC is Princess Stéphanie’s team, making for quite the princely family sporting rivalry.

French international, 1998 world champion and Euro 2000 winner, Robert Pires is one returning legend to Cirque FC, alongside Clarence Seedorf and the team’s captain, Sébastien Frey to name just a couple.

The Barbagiuans team is as stacked as ever this year, with the arrival of Former France international Philippe Mexès.

Charles Leclerc will also be returning to the Barbagiuans, swapping his helmet for a pair of football boots in the name of charity.

All players on the pitch will honour Prince Rainier III with a special limited edition jersey to be worn only on the occasion of the 2024 Fight AIDS Cup match on January 22. A touching tribute as Prince Rainier III loved football, and passed that love on to his grandson, Ducruet.

Ducruet was successful in winning the cup for the first time last year, and he is determined to lift it with his team once again. “The most important thing is to transmit the values of solidarity through the event, as well as the importance of defending a noble cause such as the fight against AIDS, while also remaining competitive in order to carry the trophy again,” Ducruet told NEWS.MC in an exclusive interview.

Tickets to this prestigious event stand at only 10 euros for adults, while 12 to 18 year-olds must only pay 5 euros and under 12s go free. All proceeds raised through tickets will go directly to the Fight AIDS Monaco association.

Reserve your place at the 2024 Fight AIDS Cup here.