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Euro Away - Stockholm - 22 May

FC United have been invited to play a friendly against an All Star team from Djurgardens IF Fotboll, commonly known as Djurgarden. The game will be played on the evening of Friday 22 May 2009 at their famous Stockholms Olympiastadion, capacity 14,000.

Djurgarden are from Stockholm and play in the Allsvenskan, which is the highest league in Sweden. They’ve been champions three times in the 21st century and drew away to Juventus in the Champions League qualifiers in 2004.

The match is being organised by Jarnkaminerna, their fans’ organisation, which has always been inspired by English supporter culture and a lot of their members are already aware of the story behind FC United. Djurgarden are involved in many community activities, particularly working in alliance with AIK and Hammarby, the other major teams, in Stockholm to fight against potential racism and hooliganism.

They are also the Swedish representative in an international partnership to share community work for which Charlton Athletic are the English participants. This game will form part of Djurgarden’s well respected community initiatives.

A delegation from Djurgarden and Jarnkaminerna was at the home game versus Leigh Genesis on Saturday to work on final plans for this match and the associated community and social events for the weekend.

Further details to follow when available.

17-02-2009 at 16:56

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