Match for solidarity Hublot and Football, united in solidarity!

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Hublot is the partner of the 1st match for solidarity, organised in Geneva by UEFA and the UN.  
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Hublot loves football! Hublot also loves the connection football creates between people and this spirit of solidarity displayed by its fans. As official partner for the UEFA and United Nations Match for Solidarity Hublot is once again leading the way on the pitch. On 21 April at 4.00 pm, Pierluigi Collina blew the starting whistle for the first charity match organised by UEFA and the UN. On this occasion, he was wearing the brand new Big Bang Referee, which has been developed for referees in the FIFA 2018 World Cup™ in Russia. The Match for Solidarity brought together team captains Luís Figo and Ronaldinho, coaches Carlo Ancelotti and their legendary players for a common cause—the UEFA Foundation for Children—in a match in which a football became a symbol of hope.

"TEAM, T- ogether, E- veryone, A- chieves, M- ore’. I love this idea that, alone, we are just a drop, and that, together, we can become an ocean. In the same way, all the actions we undertake every day, no matter how small, will one day lead to beautiful and great things. It is in this spirit of solidarity and hope that each and every one of us can change things on our own level; it is in this spirit that Hublot joins forces with the causes that it holds dear. Football is an invaluable force for bringing people together. People play football all over the world; all you need is a ball and the magic happens. What a beautiful sight: this sport, which makes the whole world dream, is going to enable children to dream once again, thanks to the UEFA Foundation for Children."

Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO HUBLOT

Hublot has been supporting football and its legendary players, iconic clubs and most renowned championships since 2006. Having organised a “Match for Peace” and two “Match of Friendship”, one of which took place a month ago in Basel, Hublot is now back on the pitch to make the world a better place. For the match Hublot official panels were in use, the Hublot name was on display across the stadium and referees wore the connected watch especially created for football.

The goal of the match was to reduce inequality, which is one of the 17 sustainable development objectives set out by the UN. The La Praille Stadium in Geneva reverberated to the rhythm of the teams dribbling, first touches and volleys and bicycle kicks united in solidarity. Legends present included Éric Abidal, Vitor Baia, Cafu, Ronal and Frank de Boer, Deco, Dida, Youri Djorkaeff, Edmilson, Alex Frei, Luis García, Nuno Gomes, Christian Karembeu, Robbie Keane, Patrick Kluivert, Henrik Larsson, Jari Litmanen, Gaizka Mendieta, Robert Pirès, Pirlo, Célia Šašić, Michel Salgado and Kelly Smith.

The funds raised during the match will go to support children. The funds will be combined with proceeds from an exceptional auction on http://www.matchforsolidarity.com, in which dozens of football shirts signed by some of the biggest football stars including Ronaldo, Iniesta, James Rodriguez, Dybala, Aguero, Falcao, Cavani, Kane, Pogba are available to fans from around the world. In addition, Hublot will auction the Big Bang Unico Retrograde timepiece paired with three One Click interchangeable straps in the colour of the UEFA and United Nations Match for Solidarity, at a special charity supper. To up the ante at the gala dinner, Hublot will also be offering a football shirt signed by all the players.

Hublot’s timekeeping and team spirit is enshrined in every footballing moment!

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