UEFA Champions League and UEFA Women’s Champions League Awards paid to Lisbon
Earlier today the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Women’s Champions League trophies were paid for the town of Lisbon by UEFA President Michel Platini, carrying out a trip through many attractions of the Colonial capital.
In a ceremony held at Lisbon City Hall, the awards were passed by Michel Platini to the Mayor António Costa. The Leader of the Portuguese Football Federation,Fernando Gomes, opened the function.
The UEFA Champions League Finals ambassador, Luís Figo, was also present, amongst other well-recognised brands in international soccer and Portuguese. Representatives of last year’s men’s and women’s competition winners, VfL Wolfsburg and FC Bayern München, were even be in attendance.
The tour of Lisbon were only available in the historic community of Belém, where Portuguese sailors left for the voyages of discovery within the 14th and 15th-century. Both awards came via the Tagus river up to speed the NRP Sagres, a legendary tall-ship of the Portuguese Navy. Mónica Jorge, and Vítor Baia, former Portugal international, representative for women’s soccer in the Portuguese Football Federation, were available to transport the awards.
The path through Lisbon required them to some variety of the São Pedro de Alcântara standpoint, home of the famous custard desserts, and also sites like the Pasteis de Belem, astonishing residents and visitors. On the way, the awards rode in common Lisbon trams and funiculars, the City, as well as open-top two-seater GoCars.
At the conclusion of the service, several kids involved with UEFA’s Grassroots program were available to have a team picture with UEFA President Michel Platini.
May the UEFA Champions League final as well as the 2014 UEFA Women’s Champions League final will occur in Lisbon on 22 and 24 May respectively.