David Beckham: For the Love of the Game

David Beckham: For the Love of the Game

Episode 1  |  BBC Knowledge  |  June 19, 2018

David Beckham sets himself the challenge of a lifetime: playing a football match on all seven continents of the globe and getting back in time for his own star-studded UNICEF fundraising match at Old Trafford. Playing the beautiful game in some of the most challenging and remote locations of the world, David discovers how important football is to the many different people he meets and plays with and confirms some universal truths about the game itself: it's unique ability to inspire and unite people across the world. The first three games see David play in some of the countries for which he is a UNICEF ambassador: tribes in the jungles of Papua New Guinea; children from an earthquake-damaged school in Nepal and footballers from three African countries at a refugee camp in the middle of the desert near Djibouti. David flies on to Argentina where he plays in urban Buenos Aires with a community youth team from the infamous Boca Juniors then to the surreal icy landscape of Antarctica.

David Beckham sets himself the challenge of a lifetime: playing a football match on all seven continents of the globe and getting back in time for his own star-studded UNICEF fundraising match at Old Trafford. Playing the beautiful game in some of the most challenging and remote locations of the world, David discovers how important football is to the many different people he meets and plays with and confirms some universal truths about the game itself: it's unique ability to inspire and unite people across the world. The first three games see David play in some of the countries for which he is a UNICEF ambassador: tribes in the jungles of Papua New Guinea; children from an earthquake-damaged school in Nepal and footballers from three African countries at a refugee camp in the middle of the desert near Djibouti. David flies on to Argentina where he plays in urban Buenos Aires with a community youth team from the infamous Boca Juniors then to the surreal icy landscape of Antarctica.

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