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David Beckham reunited with his children on Saturday after his trip around the world for UNICEF's Match for Children

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Updated December 03, 2020 04:20 AM
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David Beckham reunited with his children on Saturday after his trip around the world for UNICEF, taking the field for the final of his seven matches in seven continents at Britain’s Old Trafford field.

The charity match, which ended the longtime Goodwill Ambassador‘s journey to raise awareness for UNICEF, reunited the retired athlete with some of his former players in a face-off between Great Britain and Ireland vs. The Rest of the World.

David’s oldest son with wife Victoria Beckham, Brooklyn, 16, helped his dad’s team to victory, while the Brit’s younger children, Harper, 4, Romeo, 13, and Cruz, 10, merely (but adorably) just joined their dad for pre-game festivities.

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Posing together, the boys wore their dad’s UNICEF red uniform, matching down to the socks, while tiny Harper kept in the color theme with a red peacoat. The little girl couldn’t help but yawn as rain spritzed around the family while they observed a moment of silence for the victims of Friday’s Paris attacks.

“In Manchester today, at the Match for Children in aid of UNICEF, Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham and players will be paying tribute to those who have lost their lives with a minute’s silence and by wearing black armbands,” UNICEF wrote on Instagram, sharing a photo of the uniforms. “The match will see players and fans of all nations come together to unite and help create a safer world for every child around the world.”

Beckham’s lengthy journey back to his home country included stops in Nepal, Miami and Antarctica, all in which he played a soccer match against locals.

Before the big game on Saturday, Beckham shared a photo of his pre-match meal with Brooklyn.

“Look who came to have pre match meal with his dad,” the 40-year-old wrote. “One of my lasting memories was walking this little boy around Old Trafford age just 18 months…. Good to be home.”

– Lindsay Kimble