Soccer Aid: World XI beat England on a penalty shoot-out after last-gasp equaliser

The Soccer Aid World XI celebrate their triumph
The Soccer Aid World XI celebrate their triumph

Usain Bolt's World XI beat England on penalties to win the annual Soccer Aid match after coming from 2-0 down in normal time at Stamford Bridge.

  • Scroll down for goal clips, highlights and team line-ups

The most important part of the night, which sees former professionals and celebrities team up in aid of children's charity UNICEF, was the staggering £6.7million raised from viewers around the world.

Former Britain’s Got Talent star Jeremy Lynch, who is known for his freestyle football skills, put England XI 2-0 up in the first-half thanks to a pair of sublime finishes.

However, World XI captain Bolt showed why he flirted with being a professional footballer last year when making the most of an error from Jamie Carragher to pull a goal back.

The pressure continued to build during the second half and a fabulous late strike from Love Island 2017 winner Kem Cetinay levelled the scores and forced a shoot out.

World XI goalkeeper Nicky Byrne, famous for his role in Westlife, saved penalties from Body Coach Joe Wicks and comedian Lee Mack, while TOWIE star Mark Wright put his effort wide.

GMB presenter Piers Morgan, one of the World XI managers, couldn't hide his delight as victory meant he put one over on Susanna Reid, who managed the England side along with Sam Allardyce.

Soccer Aid Line-Ups

England XI

Managers

  • Susanna Reid – GMB presenter
  • Sam Allardyce – Football manager

Celebrity players

  • Mo Farah (C) – Olympian
  • Robbie Williams – Singer
  • Mark Wright – TOWIE star
  • Ben Shephard – TV presenter
  • Joe Wicks – Fitness coach
  • Jeremy Lynch – Freestyle footballer
  • Marvin Humes – JLS star turned TV presenter
  • Danny Jones – McFly singer

Professionals

  • John Terry – Former Chelsea and England captain
  • Jamie Redknapp – Former Liverpool and England midfielder
  • David Seaman – Former Arsenal and England goalkeeper
  • Michael Owen – Former Liverpool and England striker
  • Jamie Carragher – Former Liverpool and England defender
  • Rachel Yankey – Former Arsenal and England winger
  • Glen Johnson – Former Chelsea and England defender
  • Joe Cole – Former Chelsea and England midfielder
  • Katie Chapman – Former Arsenal and England midfielder

World XI

Managers

  • Piers Morgan – GMB presenter
  • Harry Redknapp – Football manager/King of the Jungle

Celebrities

  • Usain Bolt (C) – Former sprinter
  • Martin Compston – Line of Duty actor
  • Niall Horan – One Direction singer
  • Danny O’Carroll – Mrs Brown’s Boys actor
  • Kem Cetinay – Love Island star
  • Jack Savoretti – Singer
  • DJ Locksmith – Rudimental star
  • Billy Wingrove – Freestyle footballer
  • Nicky Byrne – Westlife singer
  • Roman Kemp – Capital FM presenter

Professionals

  • Didier Drogba – Former Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker
  • Rosana Dos Santos Augusto – Former Brazil footballer
  • Francielle ‘Franzinha’ Manelo – Former Brazil footballer
  • Roberto Carlos – Former Real Madrid and Brazil defender
  • Eric Cantona – Former Man Utd and France striker
  • Robert Pires – Former Arsenal and France midfielder
  • Ricardo Carvalho – Former Chelsea and Portugal defender
  • Robbie Keane – Former Tottenham and Republic of Ireland striker
  • Michael Essien – Former Chelsea and Ghana midfielder

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