Seven matches, seven continents all for the Sevenfund. Retired set piece maestro, style icon, and all around great guy David Beckham is celebrating his 10th anniversary as a UNICEF ambassador, with the launch of 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund. The fund is designed to help create change for children around the globe, and the premiere event the fund is taking part in is a charity football tour, which will see the legend take part in matches with local footballers across the globe. Before the finale, a huge charity bash at Old Trafford on November 14, featuring a veritable treasure trove of legendary footballers as Beckham captains a side of British Legends under Sir Alex Ferguson taking on a Rest of the World side skippered by former Madrid teammate Zinedine Zidane and managed by current Vancouver, BC resident Carlo Ancelotti.
With matches scheduled to take place in Nepal, Buenos Aries, Djibouti, Miami, and Antartica, before the return to Old Trafford. The tour opened up with a match in Papua New Guinea. If there was a shock it was the pair of boots Beckham will be sporting for the seven matches. Beckham posted to his tumblr account the image of a slightly dirty pair of whiteout Copa Mundial. The man who most identifies with the now retired Predator range seems to have taken to Adidas’ ultimate heritage boot in his retirement. Given the differing quality of the surfaces which these matches are going to offer, I can’t think of a better boot for the life long Adidas wearer to be sporting during his charity drive.
Should you wish to support 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund, you can make a donation here, and aid UNICEF in their goals to improve the quality of life for children all over the globe.