Piers Morgan's World XI wins Soccer Aid 2019

Chris Edwards
Photo credit: Piers Morgan - Twitter

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Piers Morgan is going to be absolutely unbearable on Good Morning Britain tomorrow (June 17), because his World XI side just beat Susanna Reid's all-star England team in this year's Soccer Aid.

A tightly contested match-up at Stamford Bridge saw the World XI win on penalties after the game finished 2-2 in full-time.

And unfortunately for comedian Lee Mack, it was his missed penalty that gave the World XI their victory. He won't need reminding that he also missed a penalty in last year's Soccer Aid.

England looked to have a comfortable lead at the beginning of the game, thanks to two goals from freestyle footballer Jeremy Lynch, who went on to win man of the match.

But Usain Bolt capitalised on a mistake from former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher and finished with a a great strike to get the World XI back into the game.

It was Love Island's Kem Cetinay who stole the show, however, receiving a pass from Eric Cantona to then sidestep former England captain John Terry and curl a shot into the top left corner, taking the game to penalties. He won't be forgetting that in a rush.

Another notable performance came once again from Homeland and Supergirl star David Harewood, who made a number of impressive saves during the game, stopping Chelsea legend Didier Drogba twice.

However, he seemed to hurt himself in the process, which didn't help him going into the shootout.

Stars including X-Men: Dark Phoenix actor James McAvoy, Line of Duty's Martin Compston, Sir Mo Farah, Mark Wright and Ben Shephard all took part in the game, and the crowd were even treated to a brief appearance from Toy Story 4 star Tom Hanks and a half-time show from Rita Ora.

Photo credit: ITV

At the end of the game, the World XI gaffer Piers Morgan described the day as the "best of his life", and confirmed that he will well and truly be rubbing his victory in Susanna Reid's face on Good Morning Britain tomorrow.

But most importantly, the Soccer Aid fundraiser managed to raise an impressive £6,774,764 for Unicef, beating last year's tally by over a million pounds.

To find out more about Soccer Aid, visit www.socceraid.org.uk/.

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