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FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME

WITH DAIVD BECKHAM

In this special, David Beckham sets himself the challenge of a lifetime: to play a football match on all seven continents and get back in time for his own star-studded Unicef fundraising match at Old Trafford. Exhausting, exhilarating and logistically demanding, David's challenge is about both his own and the World's love of the game.

This once in a lifetime round-the-world expedition, produced and directed by Russ Malkin, takes a look at what football means to communities across the globe. With games in some of the World's most challenging and remote locations, from the jungle villages of Papua New Guinea to the icy fields of Antarctica, the joy brought to all by this beautiful game is captured uniquely in this extraordinary documentary made by Big Earth Productions for BBC Worldwide.

The final game took place in front of 70,000 fans and an exhausted David raised an incredible £1M for UNICEF.

Broadcaster

Produced By

Directed By

Year

BBC Worldwide

Russ Malkin

Russ Malkin

2016