Soccer Aid celebrated its 10th year at the Ethiad. England took on World XI in a charity match to raise money.
The money raised went to help Unicef’s work to stop the spread of Covid. Also, to limit the impact on children’s lives around the world. Meanwhile, the first match kicked off in 2006. Since 2006, this has been an annual meeting to raise money for UNICEF. Soccer Aid has managed to raise more than £47 million since the inaugural game in 2006.
The meeting between England and World XI has managed to raise £13 million this year. The game took place at Manchester City’s home stadium. Both teams featured several Premier League legends from clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and, Liverpool. Youtube sensation Chunkz was also featured in the game. Musicians Yungblud, James Arthur, Olly Murs, Aitch, Tom Grennan, and James Bay were all in the game. Moreover, Olympic legends Sir Mo Farah, Max Whitlock and Usain Bolt also made an appearance.
England vs World XI Lineups:
England Squad: World XI:
Liv Cooke Kem Cetinay
James Arthur Ore Oduba
Lee Mack Tom Grennan
Paddy McGuinness Martin Compston
Chunkz Dermot Kennedy
Mark Wright Yungblud
Joel Dommett Chelcee Grimes
Mo Farah Shay Given
Aitch Roberto Carlos
David James Patrice Evra
Gary Neville Pablo Zabaleta
Ashley Cole Nigel de Jong
The game started very slowly. None of the sides were able to score by the end of the first half. Meanwhile, Clarence Seedorf came closest to scoring the opener as his freekick hit the post. David James was solid throughout the game. He managed to save Patrice Evra’s wonderful shot in the first half. At the start of the second half, Roberto Carlos hits the post. Kem Cetinay opened the scoring for World XI with a low strike. Further, as the game progressed Kem Cetinay scored again to increase World XI’s lead.
Meanwhile, after missing several chances throughout the game Lee Mack scored the third goal for World XI.
At the end, it was a very successful event as Soccer Aid were able to raise £13 million. Moreover, it was fun for us to watch our sporting legends and celebrities play together.
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