Zidane, Figo And Giggs Star In Soccer Aid Charity Match

A star-studied Rest of the World line-up beat England on penalties in a charity match for Soccer Aid at Old Trafford. 

The friendly raised over £2 million for charity UNICEF and featured a host of ex-players and celebrities.

The Rest of the World team featured former three-time World Player of the Year Zinedine Zidane, Celtic legend Henrik Larsson, former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia, current Manchester United star Ryan Giggs as well as former Arsenal keeper Jens Lehman and Luis Figo.   

England meanwhile, coached by Spurs boss Harry Redknapp, had former Arsenal and England number David Seaman in goal, Champions League winner Nicky Butt, Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp and a strike partnership of Teddy Sheringham and Newcastle United hero Alan Shearer.

Redknapp opened the scoring for England at the end of the opening half before Shearer and Sheringham linked-up well for the latter to head home in the second period.

Boxing legend Joe Calzaghe pulled one back for the Rest of the World before Hyypia headed home a late Figo corner to take it to penalties which were eventually won by the Rest of the World, with American film star Woody Harrelson bagging the winning spot-kick.

The money raised will help UNICEF continue to provide long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.