David Beckham in Nepal for UNICEF charity match
KATHMANDU: Former England international David Beckham has arrived here in Nepal on Friday morning to play a charity match –Beckham Match for Children — in aid of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and for the shooting of a documentary commissioned by BBC.
Boarding a chartered flight from Papua New Guinea, Beckham, who is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, touched down at the Tribhuvan International Airport at around 10:55 am this morning.
The 40-year-old is scheduled to visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square and play a token match with school children at Taumadi.
The BBC documentary David Beckham: For the Love of the Game would be shot there.
The charity series includes seven matches– one match each in seven continents. Besides in Nepal and Papua New Guinea, other matches would be played Buenos Aires of Argentina, Djibouti, Miami and Antarctica and Great Britain.
Beckham is scheduled to leave Nepal tomorrow.
The 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund that he launched earlier this year is collecting funds to support UNICEF’s life-changing programmes for children across the globe.
The last match of the charity series would be played at Old Trafford on November 14. Beckham would captain a Great Britain and Ireland star line-up – featuring a host of Manchested United legends – against a Rest of the World team led by Zinedine Zidane, with players including Cafu, Luis Figo and Ronaldinho, according to UNICEF.