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Soccer Aid - a game with some classy football on show and some not so!!

by Banana Crumble | Jun 12, 2018

On Sunday 11th June, we saw England take on the Rest of the World for Soccer Aid. A host of famous faces and football legends played throughout the game with some classy football on show and some not so!!

The biggest roar of the evening came from the Manchester crowd, when Manager Eric Cantona stripped off to play the last 20 minutes of the game. He truly is a Manchester United legend.

Celebrities ranged from Olympians such as Sir Mo Farah and Usain Bolt, Cricketers Freddie Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen and TV Stars Mark Wright and Olly Murs.

The game really could not have been scripted better with lots of goals and Michael Owen scoring late to bring England back on terms. At the final whistle the score ended level at 3-3. Penalties were next with England winning 4-3 to lift the trophy.

A really entertaining game to watch, which raised large amounts of money for Soccer Aid, who were themselves raising funds for UNICEF. The events was originally the brainchild of Robbie Williams back in 2006 and he was there to present the trophy and also to tell the crowd that over 5.5 million pounds had been raised. It just shows you that having fun can help raise lots of money. For some of the people, and probably most of the people taking part and pulling on the England shirt and playing football at Old Trafford it must have been a dream come true. Nothing makes you prouder than having an England kit on!

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