Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham was one of several celebrities who graced the latest Soccer Aid held on Sunday. Apart from David Beckham, other celebrities such as Usain Bolt, Arsene Wenger, Idris Elba, Andriy Shevchenko, Mo Farah, Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and many more.
The Soccer Aid is a charity match organised to raise a lot of money for Unicef. For the 2022 edition of the yearly programme at the London Stadium, home of Premier League team West Ham United, over £15m was raised at the end of the entertaining match.
David Beckham presented the trophy to World XI captain Usain Bolt after his team ran out 4-1 winners over the England XI after the two teams scored two goals each. Ex-AC Milan and Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko was honoured with the captain’s armband for the World XI at the start of the game to honour his country, Ukraine who have been invaded by neighbours Russia over the past months. Bolt and Shevchenko lifted the trophies together after Comedian Lee Mack scored the winning penalty for the World XI after England XI had missed three spot kicks during shootout.
Noah Beck scored the opening goal of the game from the penalty spot just before the halfway point of the game. The American had started the game as part of a three-man midfield alongside MartinCompston and Mark Strong. Mark Wright then equalised for England XI managed by Harry Redknapp and Chelsea Women manager Emma Hayes from the penalty spot three minutes from the half-time interval. Tom Grennan turned the game on its head for the England XI with the third goal of the game on 47 minutes as he edged his team 2-1 ahead. World XI was managed by legendary manager Arsene Wenger and Turkish substitute Kem Cetinay came off the bench to score the equaliser on 62 minutes before they ran out comfortable winners during the penalty shootout.