Soccer Aid 2021 sees Rest of World XI beat England again
After a fairly impressive 90 minutes, Soccer Aid 2021 ended with Rest of the World XI winning the trophy for the third year in a row after beating England 3-0.
As always, the event raised funds for UNICEF to help underprivileged children in more than 190 countries. Tonight’s charity match (September 4) took place at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium.
Before the match started, England saw two players drop out – TV and radio presenter Roman Kemp announced he was unable to play due to a positive COVID test, and Top speed presenter and new A question of sport host Paddy McGuinness was injured.
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All the goals came in the second half, when five minutes into the old Island of love star Kem Cetinay has hit the back of the net, with the goalkeeper The masked singer ‘s Joel Dommett looks a little puzzled that he has walked past him.
Kem then got another one at 73 minutes, and while he was looking for a hat trick, it just wasn’t meant to be.
But the third goal came from a surprising player – after years of missing the net every time he got the ball close to a goal, Lee Mack, who rose from England to the rest of the world eleven – ultimately scored on Soccer Aid, hitting the back of the net at 89 minutes.
Robbie Williams came in at the end to reveal the total 10th Soccer Aid raised was a very impressive £ 13,014,769.
Along with some legends, celebrities playing for England included Olly Murs, runner Sir Mo Farah, popstar James Arthur, YouTuber Chunkz, TOWIE‘s Mark Wright, rapper Aitch, Olympic gymnast Max Whitlock and singer James Bay.
The rest of the world team included Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt, popstars Tom Grennan, Dermot Kennedy, Chelcee Grimes, presenter Ore Oduba, Course of action’s Martin Compston, singer Yungblud and rapper Big Zuu.
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