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Soccer Aid 2021 Recap

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The soccer legends from all over the world met at the Etihad stadium for a very entertaining charitable match to raise funds for UNICEF.

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The game was between the England team and the world XI, which featured Wayne Rooney, Jamie Carragher, Garry Neville, and Paul Scholes from the England team. The World XI side featured Usain Bolt, Pablo Zabaleta, Patrice Evra, and Roberto Carlos, with the match taking place on Sunday, September 9, at 6:30 pm. The match ended in a 3 -0 in favour of the world XI. The full match review and other live football results can be found on Vwin sports betting site. The Vietnamese betting platform offers a great variety of betting options, odds and sport reviwes.

Kem Cetinay netted twice while Lee Mack sealed the win by scoring the third goal. The UNICEF UK ambassador Dermot O’Leary presented the match together with Alex Scott and Pundit Maya Jama. The match was also attended by UNICEF goodwill ambassador and soccer legend David Beckham, who presented the winning trophy later that night. 

Since the soccer aid’s inception in 2006, the total amount raised so far is 47 million pounds. The money is used to assist children all over the world with a childhood full of play. In 2020, the soccer aid raised a record-breaking 9.3 million pounds. This year’s event set the bar higher by collecting a total of 13 million pounds. 

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Last year’s event was held behind closed doors. The scenario was different this year as the Etihad stadium was almost to capacity. The match brought together legends from both Manchester City and Manchester united together. The pairing of Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney, and Paul Scholes thrilled the fans. It was the first time since 2012/13 since both played together. Other players who featured in the match from the red team are Patrice era and Gary Neville. 

The former Manchester City player in the soccer aid camp team in 2021 was Roberto Carlos and Clarence Seedorf. The derby county manager Wayne Rooney played in the England shirt since retiring in 2013. It was the first time to work again under Sven Goren Eriksson, the manager who introduced him to the international platform in 2003.

David Beckham was impressed by his former teammates participating in soccer aid. He said that they could never lose it. The 46-year-old soccer icon enjoyed the match from the stands at the Etihad Stadium, watching Gary Neville, Wayne Rooney, and Paul Scholes come out of retirement and participate in the soccer aid. 

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While at Manchester United, David Beckham played right-back, but Paul Scholes took up his role in the centre midfield with Wayne Rooney. The fan stadium cheered him up when he popped up on the huge screens at the stadium. 

The opponents took the lion’s share of chances in the first half of the match, but the game was in a stalemate by the end of the first half. In the second half, the world XI netted three goals which sealed the win for the visitors. The organizers of the event are very much grateful for the successful event. They are hoping the next edition of soccer aid will collect more funds to assist the needy children in society.