Rest of the World, led by Jose Mourinho, have won the Soccer Aid 2014 contest with a 4-2 win against England.
Screened on ITV yesterday evening live from Manchester United’s Old Trafford, the event raised a total of £4.2 million for UNICEF. The government matched the £2 million which had been raised by ITV viewers. The total amount will be announced in due course.
A second half hatrick from Rest of The World’s ’s former Dutch international Clarence Seedorf, and a great chip from 25 yards from Nicky Byrne cancelled out a long range effort from Jamie Redknapp and a penalty from Kevin Phillips to win the much coveted Soccer Aid trophy.
“The incredible public response to Soccer Aid shows Britain at its best. We are backing the generosity of the British people by matching all donations to Soccer Aid pound for pound, helping UNICEF double its impact.” – Justine Greening, International Development Secretary
Soccer Aid attracted 4.08 million across the four hours from 6.00pm. The match featured a number of celebrities including Olly Murs, Ben Shephard, Robbie Williams and Michael Sheen.
The public can continue to donate to UNICEF by texting the word CHILD to 70333 to give £5. Lines are open until the 30th June 2014.