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Tommy Fury leaves Mauricio Pochettino in stitches after Soccer Aid 2024 confusion

This year's Soccer Aid is already living up to the hype, with the charity match taking place at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge.

England, who haven't tasted victory in Soccer Aid for the past five years, took an early lead thanks to Joe Cole. His volley slipped through the legs of his ex-teammate Petr Cech and nestled into the bottom corner, putting the Three Lions ahead.

But what would a return to Stamford Bridge be for Chelsea icon Eden Hazard if he didn't score? And score he did, with a beautifully lofted free kick from 25 yards out that just evaded David James' outstretched hand and found the side netting.

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World XI then went ahead 2-1 when Alessandro Del Piero capitalised on Usain Bolt's cross to beat James. Jack Wilshere's clever ball roll tricked Cech before he passed across goal to Ellen White, who equalised just before halftime, reports Football.London.

However, just before the break, boxer Tommy Fury came on for comedian Maisie Adam and immediately made his presence felt on the right flank, clashing with British athletics legend Sir Mo Farah and England cricket star Stuart Broad.

Following a comical miskick where he intended to strike the ball with his right foot but ended up hitting it with his left, the World XI secured a throw-in after the miskick ricocheted off Broad.

Fury, rushing to the touchline, rolled the ball onto the pitch instead of using the standard throw-in motion, prompting referee Rebecca Welch to immediately blow her whistle and instruct the World XI players to retake the throw-in.

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