Last night saw the fourth Soccer Aid take place, at Manchester’s Old Trafford, and it was another huge success, both on and off the pitch. By the time the final whistle had blown, England had their hands firmly on the cup with a 3-1 victory and the total figure pledged by viewers alone had already reached £2 million, and with the UK government matching donations pound for pound, it immediately shot up to £4 million. Stay tuned for the final figure!
With almost 70ꯠ fans turning out to cheer on their heroes, it was an exciting night of football. Kasabian’s Sergio Pizzorno, who was later awarded Man Of The Match, knocked in a wonderful first half goal, but the England team hit home no less than three in the second half, with goals from Teddy Sheringham, Jonathan Wilkes and Kevin Phillips, to clinch a well deserved victory.
Robbie had said in his Mexico City diary that he wanted to add some “66 style passion to the pitch”, this was certainly the case when the boys smashed in three goals!
Soccer Aid might be over but you can continue to help UNICEF to save children’s lives; your support provides food, vaccines and other life-saving supplies to children around the world who desperately need it, all To find out more about how the money raised by yesterday’s event will be used and why Soccer Aid is so important follow Unicef UK on Facebook and Twitter.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to Soccer Aid 2012 and for making it such a huge success!