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Epic car football match at Silverstone Classic

Tuesday 02 August 2016, By AutoVolo

Epic car football match at Silverstone Classic

Epic car football match at Silverstone Classic

Epic car football match at Silverstone Classic celebrates 50th anniversary of England’s 1966 FIFA World Cup Final win

Football and Formula One stars competed in a game of car football on Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1966 FIFA World Cup.

The match, which was held as part of the Silverstone Classic, also helped to raise awareness for Prostate Cancer UK.

International footballers John Barnes and Steve Hodge, along with John Stiles – the son of World Cup hero Norbert ‘Nobby’ Styles – piloted three red SsangYong Tivoli SUVs to represent England.

The three white Tivolis – representing Germany – were driven by ex-F1 racers Damon Hill, Johnny Herbert and Anthony Davidson.

The match, which lasted 30 minutes, was presided over by English Premiership referee Lee Probert.

Kick-off was at exactly 3pm on Saturday – the same time the 1966 World Cup Final started at Wembley 50 years ago.

The match ended in a 3-3 draw, after the sporting stars dramatically guided an oversized inflatable football into their opponents’ goal.

The result might not be as significant as England’s famous 4-2 victory over Germany at the 1966 World Cup Final, but it still made for an entertaining spectacle.

Nick Wigley, CEO of event organiser Goose Live Events, said: “We greatly appreciated SsangYong’s support in putting on our 50th anniversary World Cup Final match – it was a lot of fun while also giving great support to Prostate Cancer UK, the event charity.”