Five former West Ham players took to the London Stadium pitch on Sunday, following UNICEF’s 2022 Soccer Aid match between England and the World XI.
Following this weekend’s Soccer Aid match up, Mark Noble, Joe Cole, Teddy Sheringham, Stewart Downing and Patrice Evra all played in this year’s game to raise money for charity.
Hammers legend Noble, who has now retired from professional football after the conclusion of the 2021/22 season, appeared for England alongside the others in an exciting match for spectators.
Comedian Lee Mack stepped up for the World XI to score the winning spot kick to give them a fourth successive win, despite England being 2-1 up in the closing stages.
The national side would have gone on to win the game, but for Love Island’s Kem Cetinay scoring a last-minute equaliser to take the match to penalties after finishing 2-2.
Former West Ham player and manager Harry Redknapp also appeared as the leading gaffer for England, with former Hammers left back Patrice Evra playing on the other team.
The match, which was held at London Stadium, gave Hammer’s supporters the chance to see club heroes like Sheringham and Joe Cole play in front of them once more.
The entertaining fixture raised over £15.5 million for the UNICEF charity, and it was a great spectacle for all viewers across the country.