Soccer aid is a football match that has as objective to raise money for Unicef.
The 2016 edition has raised £5.4 million in a match that saw England beat the Rest of the World by 3-2.
The game started well for the England team where Olly Murs and Mark Wright were among the best players. Indeed the England team got multiple occasions to open the score through Olly Murs, but the latter will be let down by poor decision making. The best occasion will be in the 29th minute where he will shoot wide from the goal despite there was no keeper.
The first half will end up 0-0, but things will change in the second-half. Shephard will be sent off after a second yellow card and became the first player in the history of soccer aid to be sent off.
However, this will not affect the England team as they will open the score a few minutes later thanks to a great shot by Mark Wright. They will not lead for long though as Berbatov will equalize after great work by Ronaldinho.
A few minutes later, Berbatov will add a second goal to give the Rest of the World team a lead in the game. However, they will not be able to hold on to their lead as Defoe will equalize for the England team.
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The big names of Cricket and the movie making industry of India came together for charity as they played a soccer match against each other in Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra yesterday.
The match was taking place just for collecting cash for those in neediness, but, it was not as if the celebrities were just jogging around and waiting for the 90 minutes to finish.
It was played in all seriousness and while, the quality of play from both the sides was below average, the competition level was not much lower than where it would have been in any professional Football game.
All 22 on the ground were fighting with full energy and spirit even though there was nothing at stake and it showed their professionalism. They wanted the audience to have their money’s worth
The Star TV presenter, meanwhile, talked to the substitutes from both the camps on the side lines and tried to find some information about the soccer skills of those who were on the ground. Read more »
There is a glam game coming up at the Emirates stadium.
It would be a legends match that is being organized by Arsenal Football Club.
The game is slotted to be held in the first week of September. The net proceeds of the game would be going towards Arsenal Foundation. The match will see legends of Arsenal playing, some former players who would come together and face glorious players of Milan in an exhibition game that would last for 90 minutes.
It is sure to be a wonderful game to watch for Arsenal fans which would feature former players of both sides. Many of the legendary players have confirmed their participation in the game like Robert Pires, Dennis Bergkamp, Paolo Maldini, Thierry Henry, Franco Baresi, Freddie Ljungberg and others. Many former players like Robert Pires have stated that, getting the chance to play in front of Arsenal fans and alongside old team players is a feeling that is worth reliving. Read more »
Two-time former Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho will manage an English team as they face a Rest of the World team coached by current Leicester City manager, Claudio Ranieri. The match would be played in Old Trafford as a charity match in June, according to announcement from the organizers.
The two mangers in the game are former coaches at Stamford Bridge at various times at the club. They will face off in the sixth Soccer Aid event on June 5, to raise money for the children’s charity UNICEF. The Portuguese manager would be assisted by Sunderland manager, Sam Allardyce, with British pop star and Soccer Aid co-founder Robbie Williams also helping out.
Mourinho, who led the ‘Rest of the World’ team to a 4-2 victory in the 2014 match, bragged that he wanted to win on both sides of the divide.
“I want to be the first one to win the Soccer Aid trophy for both teams, England and the Rest of the World.
“Sam and I will make a very good partnership and it will be a great feeling for Claudio to finally lose a match! I hope the organizers can help me now with an English passport!” he joked.
Ranieri who has shocked everyone with the impressive performance of the Leicester City team in the race for English Premier League title, said in a press release: Read more »
The first match of the next season that Sunderland has to play is scheduled to take place on August 8 as they face off with Leicester City and so far Dick Advocaat has secured the services of YounesKaboul, Jeremain Lens and Adam Matthews as those are a few of the latest signings that have arrived to the Stadium of Light.
Dick Advocaat has already reinforced his team by those players that were mentioned above but the Dutch coach has established meetings with the chairman of Sunderland, Ellis Short. Both of them have been meeting up with the main subject of discussion is in relation to which players can be signed next.
Even before the past Premier League season had reached it’s end, Dick Advocaat said that he had already been talking with Ellis Short as to which players could be signed without having to spend a major amount of cash. Read more »
Ghana coach Avram Grant is confident that the national team will make it to the World Cup 2018 despite being given a tough qualification group.
Ghana were once regarded as the strongest team in African football apart from Cameroon. However, the decline of stars like Michael Essien has contributed to the decline of the team in general. Over the years, there have been several managerial changes in the national team and former Chelsea and West Ham manager Grant is the latest one to take charge. Ghana will be up against the winner of the first round of qualification that will take place in October 2015.
The matches for the World Cup qualification will begin in November 2015 for Ghana. After the recent disappointments in major tournaments, the important task forGrant will be to get the team playing in the finals of the World Cup. Ghana failed to even reach the knockout stages of the tournament. Lesotho or Comoros will be the likely opponents for the Black Stars in the second round of qualification. After a string of poor performances in the friendly matches, Ghana returned to form with a 7-1 win over Mauritius in the recent Africa Cup of Nations qualification match. Read more »
Former Tottenham striker Teddy Sheringham has compared the club’s first choice hitman Harry Kane with legend Jurgen Klinsmann, who is currently in charge of the US national football team.
Kane came through the ranks at Spurs before going on to have a fantastic debut season in the Premier League. He was so instrumental with goals and overall play that Kane almost won the PFA Player of the Year award had it not been for Eden Hazard winning the league title with Chelsea. Kane is already being linked with a huge money move to Manchester United, but he has so far resisted any attempts. Read more »
The 67 year old English manager of the England national football team, Roy Hodgson believes that England have what it takes to have a successful World Cup.
England’s Roy Hodgson said: “I know we will get a World Cup again and I know one thing: when the World Cup comes here it will be a fantastic experience because the passion for football in England is still second to none. Football sells everything in this country. We are a football-mad country in the same way that Italy is and Brazil is.’’
Boris Johnson is a British politician, former journalist and current mayor of London. Boris is one of the latest figures outside of the world of football to have revealed his opinion concerning England hosting the next World Cup as Boris said that his country is ready to host it and they are still willing to do it in case Russia is stripped away from this privilege.
The mayor of London stated that if there is a re-run made, London stands ready for the possibility of becoming the new hosts.
“All we can do is watch events, send whatever evidence we have to the Americans, and live in hope. And if the Swiss police indeed show that the 2010 contest was corrupted, then it will have to be re-run. London stands ready.” Boris Johnson wrote in his Telegraph column. Read more »