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France’s Macron scores penalty in charity soccer match

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PARIS, Oct 14 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron scored a penalty purpose when he turned out for a crew of celebrities in a charity match on Thursday.

Macron, taking part in in midfield and sporting the quantity 3 on his again, was handed the ball and invited to take the spot kick after an opposing participant introduced down one among Macron’s team-mates in the penalty field.

Macron, who’s 43, fired his shot low and into the centre of the purpose, wrong-footing the goalkeeper who had already began diving to his proper. The goal-keeper managed to get a leg to the ball, however couldn’t hold it out of the online.

Macron’s purpose, which got here after round 10 minutes of play in the primary half, introduced the scores degree at 1-1.

Macron’s team-mates included Arsene Wenger, former supervisor of English facet Arsenal, and French former skilled gamers Marcel Desailly and Christian Karembeu.

The recreation, in the city of Poissy, close to Paris, is to boost cash for the Paris and France Hospitals Foundation. Macron was up towards a crew made up of employees from the Poissy/Saint-Germain-en-Laye hospital.

Reporting by Christian Lowe; modifying by Richard Lough

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French President Emmanuel Macron runs for the ball as he plays with the Varietes Club de France soccer team during a charity soccer match against a team of Poissy-Saint-Germain-en-Laye hospital medical staff at the Leo Lagrange stadium in Poissy, France, October 14, 2021. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

French President Emmanuel Macron trains before a charity soccer match with the Varietes Club de France soccer team and against a team of Poissy-Saint-Germain-en-Laye hospital medical staff at the Leo Lagrange stadium in Poissy, France, October 14, 2021. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

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