Yoong in charity football match

Alex Yoong helped 'Westlife XI' to 7-1 victory against 'Malaysian Rockers United' in charity soccer match Malaysian Formula 1 driver, Alex Yoong cast away his racing helmet for a pair of soccer boots last night when he appeared alongside Irish...

Alex Yoong helped 'Westlife XI' to 7-1 victory against 'Malaysian Rockers United' in charity soccer match

Malaysian Formula 1 driver, Alex Yoong cast away his racing helmet for a pair of soccer boots last night when he appeared alongside Irish boy band Westlife stars Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Shane Filan, Mark Feehily and Bryan McFadden against the Malaysian Rockers United team which comprised members of the Malaysian rock groups community.

The Westlife team beat the Rockers 7-1 in a full 90 minute game which was part of a new album launch programme dubbed the 'Westlife Showcase and Soccer Extravaganza'. Not only were the fans entertained to a concert by Westlife and local Malaysian groups and stars but they also went home very satisfied having witnessed an exciting game and done their bit for the National Cancer Society of Malaysia.

The match was well worth watching and the score belies the close competition the two teams offered. Alex wearing his Minardi race numbered jersey of 22 was officially placed as the left wing but played more of a sweeper role and distributed the ball well all night. He contributed to the making of two of the 7 Westlife goals.

The Rockers were not lacking in skills and only lost out in the stamina and running department.

Yoong enjoyed his time with the Westlife stars but was considerate to keep out of their new album launch activities and publicity but he did manage to meet his fans at his sponsor's LIVITA stands and signed a whole load of autographs and had plenty of photos taken with his fans.

"It was a good night with lots of excitement and it was great how everyone came together for a good cause. It's been awhile since I played a full game and enjoyed myself thoroughly tonight." said Yoong after the match. "It was also great to meet up with some of my fans."

About 30,000 fans turned out in the grand 60,000 seat Bukit Jalil Stadium which hosted the 1998 Commonwealth Games. BMG (Westlife's recording label) Malaysia organised the event in conjunction with MAKNA.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Alex Yoong
Teams Minardi