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David Beckham: For the Love of the Game

David Beckham sets himself the challenge of a lifetime: playing a football match on all seven continents of the globe.

David Beckham sets himself the challenge of a lifetime: playing a football match on all seven continents of the globe and getting back in time for his own star-studded Unicef fundraising match at Old Trafford.

Playing the beautiful game in some of the most challenging and remote locations of the world, David discovers how important football is to the many different people he meets and plays with and confirms some universal truths about the game itself: it's unique ability to inspire and unite people across the world.

The first three games see David play in some of the countries for which he is a Unicef ambassador: tribes in the jungles of Papua New Guinea; children from an earthquake-damaged school in Nepal and footballers from three African countries at a refugee camp in the middle of the desert near Djibouti. David flies on to Argentina where he plays in urban Buenos Aires with a community youth team from the infamous Boca Juniors then to the surreal icy landscape of Antarctica to play with an international team, then to Miami, USA where he plays a night time game on top of a skyscraper with the University of Miami women's soccer team before finally flying on to Old Trafford in Manchester for his Unicef fundraiser match with an all star line up including Sir Alex Ferguson as his team manager.

Exhausting, exhilarating and logistically demanding, David's challenge is about both his own and the world's love of the game.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sat 30 Jan 2016 03:05


Role Contributor
Participant David Beckham
Participant Dave Gardner
Participant Simon Oliveira
Participant Justin Tkatchenko
Participant Gideon Moses
Participant Josephine Mill
Participant Angra Dom
Participant Noah John
Participant David Bong
Participant Frederick Bong
Participant Saral Koju
Participant Ram Hada
Participant Deepak Mool
Participant Sanumaya Koju
Participant Laymi Sundar
Participant Deepa Lohala
Participant Isael Adhi Hassan
Participant Taman Mahamoud
Participant Kadar Djama Adan
Participant Mohamed Omar Hassan
Participant Padre Nalwel
Participant Naheel Ramirez
Participant Claudia Gimenez
Participant Rachael Ramirez
Participant Hannah McKeand
Participant Mary Monroe
Participant Jasmine Paterson
Participant Peter Crouch
Participant Patrick Kluivert
Participant David James
Participant Nicky Butt
Participant Luis Figo
Participant Ryan Giggs
Participant Alex Ferguson
Producer Matt Smith
Director Matt Smith
Executive Producer Emma Hindley
Producer Lisa Doyle
Production Manager Phillippa Whittall
Production Company Big Earth


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