David Beckham Plays Football in Antarctica for New BBC Documentary

Playing 7 football games across 7 continents in 10 days for Unicef.

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As a longstanding Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, football legend David Beckham launched 7: The David Beckham Unicef Fund earlier this year. Committed to creating an impactful and lasting change for children around the world, the charity’s latest campaign is a BBC documentary titled For the Love of the Game. In order to raise awareness and funds for the cause, Beckham and his team played a head-spinning seven games across seven continents within a span of ten days. Kicking off the trip in Papa New Guinea, Beckham visited a rural village where he provided treatment for the country’s leading cause of infant deaths: malnutrition. From Buenos Aries to Miami, Beckham goes on an extended world tour that ends at Old Trafford in Manchester, an emotional game that took place one day after the Paris attacks. As David discusses the significance of the documentary film in making strides forward for Unicef, he also discusses how his initial idea of playing football in Antarctica was received. You can check out the interview above and can watch For the Love of the Game when it premiers on BBC One on December 29. The program will also be available on BBC iPlayer afterwards.

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