Cosgrove / Xanana Cup – Friendly Soccer Shield (20 September 2019, National Stadium, Dili)

Wednesday 28th July, 2021

In a demonstration of the friendship between Timor-Leste and the INTERFET staff, on September 20, the veterans of FALINTIL and INTERFET and the national teams of the F-FDTL and the Australian Defence Force played a friendly soccer match vying for the Cosgrove / Xanana Cup.

Hundreds of visiting veterans joined a crowd of almost 1,000 Timorese to watch the friendly soccer match between the FALINTIL veterans and the INTERFET veterans. After this first match, the F-FDTL national football team played against the Australian Defence Force, in an equally friendly but more competitive match.

Celebrations of the 20th Anniversary of the Referendum (Popular Consultation) and of the INTERFET Mission