By Chris Wright
A gaggle of footballing legends turned out for the UN’s ninth annual ‘Match against Poverty’ last night, which saw a squad of 30-odd luminaries such as Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo (who are both UN Goodwill Ambassadors), Didier Drogba, Fernando Couto, Luis Figo, Edgar Davids, Pavel Nedved and Fabio Cannavaro take on a Hamburg SV All-Stars side in front of a 24,000-strong crowd in Germany.
Gheorghe Hagi was also in attendance, and took the opportunity to go through a couple of his old moves – not particularly successfully I might add, but it’s always warms the cockles to see an old master enjoying the occasion…
Both Figo and Ronaldo were also both on song, grabbing a goal apiece over the course of the evening. Here’s the highlights…
The UN side narrowly edged out Hamburg 5-4 in the end, though the biggest winners were undoubtedly those struggling with the ongoing food crisis in the Horn of Africa – who will receive two thirds of the night’s takings to aid their plight.
Well played chaps.