Royalty and F1™ drivers play under the High Patronage of S.A.S. Prince Albert II

Every year, for the worthy cause of S.A.S. Prince Albert’s children’s charity, the Prince’s STAR team plays against the F1™ drivers Team at the annual World Stars Football Match in Monaco. The match traditionally marks the opening of the Monaco Grand Prix™ week, indisputably the most glamorous of the F1™ calendar.

Last year, for The world of Neuschwansteiner, the gala following the match was therefore the perfect event for their successful Monaco premiere of their new luxury lifestyle beerNeuschwansteiner Edelmärzen’.

The AMADE Monaco (World Association of children’s friends) and Honorary President S.A.S Prince Albert II. this year celebrate its 50th anniversary. It was founded in 1966 on the explicit wish of H.S.H. Princess Grace, who had in 1963 already initiated AMADE Mondiale (Real federation of national AMADE), in order to create the first true national AMADE in the world.

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Neuschwansteiner Brand Ambassador H.R.H. Prince Leopold of Bavaria with S.A.S. Prince Albert II

The AMADE objective is: To foster and support the physical, moral and spiritual well-being of the children of the world, without any difference of race, nationality or religion in a spirit of absolute political independence.

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A.S. STAR TEAM FOR CHILDREN was created in 1993 by S.A.S. PRINCE ALBERT II of MONACO and Mauro SERRA. The idea of creating this team arose from the fact the most important world sports and show business personalities live in Monaco.

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Fernando Alonso

Former F1™ World Champion Fernando Alonso has renewed his function as captain and will lead the F1™ drivers’ team. Skiing star Peter Fill will take the honour to lead the A.S. Star team.

The 23rd World Stars Football Match will be opened by World Rally Championship legend Carlos Sainz, a member of the foundation “Star Team Mc” since its creation.

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Felipe Massa with his son Felipinho

On the F1™ drivers team, besides Fernando Alonso to name afew, Felipe Massa.

Kevin Magnussen, Giancarlo Fisichella, Daniil Kvyat, Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Esteban Gutierrez, Sergio Perez, Carlos Sainz Jr., Nico Hülkenberg, Valtteri Bottas, Felipe Nasr others are listed including as surprise Barcelona winner MAX VERSTAPPEN.

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Paris Hilton at World Stars Football Match

Last year’s match saw star guest Paris Hilton pay a visit and be part of the trophy ceremony.

Christian Seitz, CEO and founder of Neuschwansteiner, says: “The annual World Stars Football Match is a fabulous event with true World Stars, playing to raise funds for a good cause.

Our heart goes out to all the Children in the World and we feel honoured that we were able to take part in this match last year during our Monaco debut.”

Our Neuschwansteiner Brand Ambassador H.R.H. Prince Leopold of Bavaria joined S.A.S. Prince Albert II at the winner’s ceremony as well as the after-match gala dinner and shared a Neuschwansteiner beer with him.

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Neuschwansteiner Brand Ambassador H.R.H. Prince Leopold of Bavaria with S.A.S. Prince Albert II

He says: “Of course I know him well and as always wish him the very best for his charity football match! May the best team win! Being in the stadium last year, I was impressed how well the drivers played football.”

The match is broadcast live by Sky Italy, along with highlights shown by broadcasters from other countries.

Tickets on sale: worldstarsmonaco.org

Ticket offices: Carrefour from May 16th to 23rd – Stade Louis II May 23rd and 24th.
* For the first time, spectators present in the Louis II Stadium with a numbered admission ticket will be able to win one of the many prizes during the halftime of the game.

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Inga Stracke
Inga Stracke is a multi-talented journalist, event organizer, and networker who is equally at home in the Formula 1™ paddocks around the globe as well as the winter hills of the 4-Hill-Ski jumping tournament and other world class events. She is also a motorsport travel advisor for DERTOUR.Born in Bavaria, Inga became famous as pit-lane reporter for German Sky-TV and F1’s™ own multi-channel digital TV, and she founded the first agency for F1™ commercial radio broadcast in D-A-CH. She also produced the first Formula 1™ live radio show nationwide in US/Canada and headed the creation of the original Red Bulletin. Inga regularly contributes culinary trip reviews and gourmet features for MICHELIN starred restaurants around the globe.

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