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Sir Bobby Charlton watched the British Army beat the Bundeswehr 1-0 in the Game of Truce at Aldershot Town on Wednesday night.

The match, which was staged to commemorate 100 years since British and German troops in the First World War supposedly played football on the Western Front on Christmas Day 1914.

The match was played in front of 2,547 spectators including FA chairman Greg Dyke, head of the British Army General Sir Nicholas Carter and representatives of both the Bundeswehr and Deutscher Fussball Bund.

Before the match, the Band of the Royal Logistics Corp performed on the pitch while classical singer Marilena Gant sung Silent Night in both English and German.

 

Both teams also lined-up for a commemorative photo after the two national anthems were sung.

A goal within the first five minutes was enough to give the British Army victory with Lance Corporal Calum Wilkinson tapping in a rebound after German goalkeeper Andreas Forster saved Matt Glass' shot.