Football icon David Beckham is the star of a new BBC documentary, which follows him as he plays seven games around the world, one in each of the seven continents.

David Beckham

David Beckham

According to the BBC, the film will "showcase a rich and varied tapestry of characters, all linked together by one game, seeking to discover what the game means across the globe."

The former England captain will travel with childhood friend Dave Gardner, as they explore the lives of people living in some remote corners of the world. The pair journey to Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Buenos Aires, Djibouti, Miami, and even Antarctica, before joining fellow soccer stars for a final game at Manchester United's home ground of Old Trafford.

Beckham, 40, said that he hopes the "epic journey" will showcase the "positive side of the game."

"Whether as a player or out in the field for UNICEF and other charitable partners, I have seen the transformational effect that sport, and in particular football, has on people's lives. This epic journey will allow me to show the positive side of the game I love and shine a light on the passion and selflessness of people that play this sport as a force for good," said the former United star.

This is the second BBC documentary in which Beckham has featured, with last year's "David Beckham into the Unknown" becoming a global hit distributed to more than 165 countries.