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JUE 05.12.2013 | NOTA DE PRENSA

Champions for Life: the countdown begins

The match will be played on the 30th of December in the Santiago Bernabéu and will feature players from all 42 of the clubs in Ligas BBVA and Adelante.

Nota de Prensa

JUE 05.12.2013

On the 30th of December Spanish football has a date with solidarity in the Santiago Bernabéu. The Professional Football Foundation and UNICEF’s Spanish Committee have organised, for the first time, a 'Champions for Life' match, pitting together the starts from the Liga de Fútbol Profesional. It is a union that was born thinking about the future, and will be held for the next three years.

LFP president Javier Tebas was the man responsible for getting things moving in a presentation that also featured Real Madrid chief Florentino Pérez, and UNICEF Spanish Committee’s vice president Juan Ignacio de la Mata Gorostizaga. LFP President Tebas thanked the football world for their "effort in helping children in difficult situations", the Spanish Committee of UNICEF, and requested from all of the clubs in Ligas BBVA and Adelante their "help, organisation and cooperation in these solidarity projects". For his part, Juan Ignacio De la Mata Gorostizaga thanked all of those involved on behalf of UNICEF’s Spanish Committee, and asked for all football fans to turn the Santiago Bernabéu into an authentic footballing party to aid children.

The Professional Football Foundation will donate the funds raised to four solidarity projects: 'SOS Yamena Nepal', a school building project that is the initiative of climber Iñaki Ochoa. The 'Hogar de Nazaret' initiative, lead by Padre Ignacio María Doñoro, helping children with schooling problems in Puerto Maldonado (Peru). The NGO 'Olvidados' and their 'Un dátil' programme which works in the Madrid neighbourhoods of Orcasitas and Pozo del Tío Raimundo giving food to families who find themselves in difficult economic situations, and the 'Bangasou Foundation', where the Bishop of Central Africa helps the survival children affected by aids. Real Madrid CF president Florentino Pérez explained that the power of football is immense, and for this they should "be proud that this sport is an instrument with enormous potential to help combat inequality and injustice". The host club’s chief also said: "This game gives us life, and it will be a great opportunity to show what football is capable of doing for people".  

It will be a distinct football match in which the principal stars of Liga BBVA and Liga Adelante join together with the goal of raising funds for UNICEF’s Spanish Committee, who will then use to help vulnerable children, and for the LFP’s social projects through the Professional Football Foundation.

 

Ticket sales: 

Dates of sale 
Real Madrid CF season-ticket holders: From Thursday the 5th of December at 13:00. 
General public: From Saturday the 7th of December at 10:00. 

Points of sale

Internet: http://www.realmadrid.com/entradasFutboly www.entradas.com 
Mobile: www.realmadrid.com/entradasFutboland RealMadrid APP / Shop / Match tickets 
Ticket offices: Real Madrid season-ticket holders and General Public: On sale exclusively on the 23rd, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29thand 30th of December. 
Ticket office opening hours: 23rd, 26th, 27th, 28th and 29thof Decemberfrom 10:00 to 19:00. And on the 30th (the day of the match) from 10:00 until the start of the second part. 

Ticket collectionTickets purchased remotely can be printed or collected as follows: 
Print@home:Print at home. 
Mobile:They can be downloaded onto a mobile with the correct applicationsPassbook (Apple) andPasswallet (Android). 
Santiago Bernabéu ticket offices:Ticket offices 9, 11 and 12 (available on the day as from 10:00) See location
Cash machines: Bankia. More details

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