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Ricardo Carvalho plays in Soccer Aid!

Portuguese legend Ricardo Carvalho starts in this year’s edition of Soccer Aid.

The event is an annual/biannual British charity football match in aid of UNICEF UK, which has already this year alone raised well over £2million.

The match takes place between England and the Rest of the World, and features a combination of footballing legends and celebrities.

And Ricardo Carvalho is one of the players starting for the Rest of the World, starting in centreback at the age of 41.

He is one of several footballing stars competing in the charity event, with both John Terry and Jamie Carragher representing England, and Michael Essien and Didier Drogba competing alongside Carvalho for the Rest of the World.

Also featuring for the Rest of the World is ex-Benfica goalkeeper Julio Cesar, who is playing in goal and has already produced a range of high-quality saves to keep Rest of the World in the match.

At half time though, the Rest of the World find themselves 2-1 down.

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