Six SsangYong Tivoli SUVs – three in red to represent England, and three in white for Germany – helped mark the 50th year since the legendary 1966 World Cup final between England and Germany, in support of Prostate Cancer UK.
The England team cars were piloted by International footballers John Barnes (captain) and Steve Hodge, as well as John Stiles (son of World Cup hero Nobby). The German team, in white, lined up with ex-Formula One stars Damon Hill (captain), Johnny Herbert and Anthony Davidson.
Each driver steered his Tivoli – provided by SsangYong Motor UK – to score goals with an oversized inflatable football, while English Premiership referee Lee Probert tried to maintain order throughout the 30-minute contest.
The match resulted in a highly equitable 3-3 result and was broadcast on Sky Sports F1 during the same week’s German Grand Prix qualifying and at the Silverstone Classic event at 3:00pm, exactly 50 years from when the World Cup final kicked off at Wembley Stadium on 30 July in 1966.
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