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One of the most iconic players of his or any generation, David Beckham returns to BBC One for a unique journey as he plays seven games in all of the seven continents around the world.

England’s most capped outfield player will show the incredible global appeal of football, joining local communities from all walks of life who play the beautiful game in some of the most challenging, remote and extreme locations on the planet. The show follows the footballing icon on a journey to the villages of Papua New Guinea, the foothills of Nepal, the streets of Buenos Aires, the desert plains of Djibouti to the elevated pitches of Miami and frozen wastelands of Antarctica.

“I remember sitting on a plane and discussing this idea with friends and never thinking it would become a reality. I’m genuinely excited now we can realise this ambitious idea. Whether as a player or out in the field for UNICEF and other charitable partners, I have seen the transformational effect that sport and in particular football has on people’s lives. This epic journey will allow me to show the positive side of the game I love and shine a light on the passion and selflessness of people that play this sport as a force for good.” – David Beckham

David will journey into the heart of the countries in the one-off 90 minute programme. Often travelling through difficult and sometimes dangerous terrains to get to the pitches, he will meet the locals and play a seven-a-side or 11-a-side game with two teams drawn from the local community. Matches will be played in locations from the vast, unexplored jungle of Papua New Guinea to the frozen lands of Antarctica – the first time a match has been played there.

‘Beckham: ‘ will air at a date yet to be set by BBC One.

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