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Damian Lewis Attends UEFA Euro 2020 Final

England v Italy

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 11, 2021

Photo by Ricky Martin

Damian (bye-bye beard) and pals attended Euro 2020 Final to watch England v Italy at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, July11, 2021. England stunned Italy with an early opener when Luke Shaw scored for the Three Lions. Shaw’s opener, timed at one minute 57 seconds, is the fastest goal ever scored in a UEFA EURO final, surpassing Chus Pereda’s sixth-minute effort in the 1964 showpiece. With Italy dictating play in the second half, they tied the score 1-1 with a goal from Leonardo Bonucci in the 67th minute of the match. It was a tough second half for England – Italy were able to keep more ball possession and to control the flow of the game. Bonucci become the oldest player to score in a European Championship final.

At the end of the second half, the tied match went to extra-time. This was the seventh EURO final to go to extra time (1960, 1968, 1976, 1996, 2000, 2016) and both Teams went to extra-times in their semi-finals. With no goals scored in extra-time, the match was decided by a penalty shoot-out, the first time since 1976. Italy won on penalties (3-2 p). England was so close to clinching their first major honor since 1966 and the Three Lions’ first UEFA EURO title. Bummer.

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The Ten Best Soccer Aid Moments

Zinedine Zidane Nutmegs Damian Lewis

by Joseph Dexter | Manchester Evening News | July 8, 2021

Zinedine Zidane playing the ball through Damian Lewis’ legs (Image: ANDREW YATES/AFP via Getty Images)

Soccer Aid for UNICEF is back and will be celebrating its tenth anniversary this year with a host of famous faces taking to the pitch, all in the name of charity. Taking place at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium on Saturday, September 4 England will be hoping to increase their gap over the Soccer Aid World XI FC with the record currently at 5-4.

This year Soccer Aid 2021 will be hosted by Dermot O’Leary and Alex Scott and will feature a range of celebrities as well as former professional footballers. For the England team Wayne Rooney, Olly Murs, Kelly Smith, Gary Neville, Mark Wright, James Arthur and Paddy McGuinness will be taking part on the day. At the moment the Soccer Aid World XI FC includes many fan favourites, such as Usain Bolt, Patrice Evra, Roman Kemp, Roberto Carlos, Tom Grennan and Kem Cetinay.

Having raised more than £47 million to date for Unicef since it first began in 2006 there have been plenty of iconic moments. Whether it’s Zidane’s effortless skill or Sergio Pizzorno’s wonderful chipped goal we have rounded up the ten most iconic moments to celebrate Soccer Aid’s tenth birthday.

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Damian Lewis Attends UEFA Euro 2020 Semi-Finals

England v Denmark

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 7, 2021

Photo by Phil Clarke

Well looked who showed up at Wembley 🙂 Damian, his son Gulliver, and pals attended England v Denmark, the second of two semi-finals, at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. England beat Denmark 2-1 to seal a place in the final of the men’s European championships for the first time. Damian even sported his Soccer Aid shirt in solidarity with England.

With 60,000 fans inside Wembley, it took an extra-time winner from Harry Kane to secure a Three Lions victory. Now England has to focus on Italy.

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Results of Lord Mayor’s Appeal: Twenty20 Cricket Match

Team Axe Wins

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 4, 2021

Upfront left: William Russell. Upfront right: Damian Lewis. Back row behind Damian: Gareth Lewis

Today, Sunday, 4 July 2021, Lord Mayor’s Appeal held the charitable Twenty20 cricket match on the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company venue, with Damian’s brother William Russell serving as captain for his team, The Lord Mayor XI versus Damian serving as Captain for his team, The Bobby Axelrod XI. And it looks like Damian’s other brother Gareth Lewis played on the Bobby Axelrod XI team as well!

The winning team was The Bobby Axelrod XI, but really both teams win because the match was for charity! The Lord Mayor’s Appeal organization aims to find solutions to the most pressing societal issues in London and beyond with the strategy of working on four key pillars to create a City that is inclusive, healthy, skilled and fair.

For more information about the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, please visit their website here.
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Lord Mayor’s Appeal: Twenty20 Cricket Match

Brother Against Brother For a Good Cause

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 15, 2021

L to R: Brothers Damian Lewis, William Russell, and Gareth Lewis

The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman William Russell is hosting a charity cricket match on Sunday, 4 July 2021 in aid of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal. Set within the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company and against the stunning backdrop of the historic Armoury House and buildings, this Twenty20 match will see the Lord Mayor’s 11 (captained by the Lord Mayor William Russell) go into bat against Bobby Axelrod’s 11 (captained by Damian Lewis).

Damian told Cricket World, “My brother and I have grown up together enjoying both playing and watching cricket and I think we are both looking forward to getting back out on the pitch, and raising some money for the charities. My team, Bobby Axelrod’s 11, are getting in their practice now so we will be ready and raring to go!”

10:30 am – Cricketers and spectators arrive
11:00 am – First innings – Lord Mayor’s 11 vs Bobby Axelrod’s 11
12:30 pm – Break
1:00 pm – Second innings – Lord Mayor’s 11 vs Bobby Axelrod’s 11
2:30 pm – BBQ lunch
4.00 pm – Finish

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit Lord Mayor’s Appeal website here.

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