And it could not get any better. Like James Bond, Manchester United legend David Beckham is a man on a mission these days, embarking on a trip to all seven continents in aid of UNICEF.
Decked in shades and donning a black bodysuit, Beckham looked every bit of Daniel Craig from the most recent Bond movie Spectre as he continued his soulful adventure. Beckham though is on a lesser dangerous mission, aiming to play football instead in each of the world’s continents.
The settings for his matches range from Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Buenos Aeries in Argentina, Miami, Djibouti and Antarctica, where he has most recently been.
He will finish off at Old Trafford with a charity match titled Match for Children this Saturday and will play against international stars like Zinedine Zidane, Cafu and Ronaldinho to name a few.
Beckham’s travels to the world’s continents are being filmed for a television show to be broadcasted on the BBC.
Speaking about his new adventure Beckham says, “’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. 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.”
Excited to play with his former team mate Zinedine Zidane in Saturday’s match, Beckham said, “’I am delighted that my friend Zizou will join me in leading two teams, full of our friends and team-mates, at the best stadium in the world.”
Speaking about the noble idea behind the match Beckham said, “’I want a world where children can grow up safe from violence, free from poverty and protected from preventable diseases. This match gives me the perfect opportunity to raise awareness and vital funds to help reach the children who need it most.’