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Legendary Football Match

Legendary football match between Sporting and Benfica

The Danish Embassy in Lisbon proudly announces that the two biggest football teams from Lisbon, Sporting and Benfica, have accepted the challenge of the Danish Embassy in Lisbon this year to organise a football match between legendary football players from the two clubs in order to fundraise for diabetes and raise awareness of prevention and early treatment. #ChangingDiabetes is crucial as more and more people are affected in Portugal. We are very pleased that Novo Nordisk is supporting this initiative.
Former professional players Michael Manniche from S.L. Benfica and João Pinto from Sporting CP, have committed to form the teams of old stars from each of their clubs. The initiative is supported by Novo Nordisk.

 A new date for the football match is to be announced.

Representatives from the organisers who met at the Danish Ambassador’s residence to agree upon the event: José Quintela, Virgílio Lopes, Nuno Gaioso, Paulo Lourenço, João Vieira Pinto, Mads W. Ø. Larsen, Michael Manniche and Michael Suhr