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A Meeting of Legends in Hong Kong




The FWD Insurance Chinese New Year Cup 2024 took place at Hong Kong Stadium on February 13, 2024. The event was a resounding success, attracting a total of 20,340 spectators.

 

The World Legends team, consisting of seven World Cup winners including Carles Puyol, Marco Materazzi, Robert Pires, Rivaldo, Francesco Totti, Alessandro Del Piero, and David Villa, faced off against the Hong Kong Legends team. The World Legends emerged victorious with a 7-3 scoreline. The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Hon John KC LEE, presented the winner's trophy to the World Legends. Both teams then celebrated together with a lap of honour to show their appreciation for the fans' support.

 

Additionally, the event featured captivating performances by Anson Kong, the vice-captain of MIRROR, and Jer Lau during the opening ceremony, setting the stage for an exciting event. Simon On entertained the crowd with a halftime performance, ensuring a high level of excitement throughout the match.

 

Apart from the main event, the World Legends team engaged in various activities during their stay in Hong Kong. On the second day of Chinese New Year, they enjoyed a fireworks viewing experience at The Presidential Suite at The St. Regis Hong Kong. On the third day of Chinese New Year, the team participated in the FWD Football Clinic session at the Jockey Club HKFA Football Training Centre and attended the Chinese New Year Raceday at Sha Tin Racecourse. They also had a football clinic with Hong Kong Premier League players, explored popular sights around Hong Kong Island, and attended the FWD Welcome Dinner at 1881 Heritage.

 

Overall, the FWD Insurance Chinese New Year Cup 2024 was a memorable event, combining sporting excellence, cultural traditions, and exciting performances. The participation of renowned football legends and the support of the enthusiastic crowd made it a remarkable celebration of the Chinese New Year.

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