Soccer Aid 2018: Info Updates
SOCCER AID 2018 takes place at Old Trafford – and Starsport brings you all the information you need to know ahead of the charity fundraiser
Celebrities, former professionals and legendary athletes join forces for the most popular charity match on the planet.
The ideal warm-up for this current summer’s World Cup is here, as the sensational Soccer Aid for UNICEF coordinate happens today around evening time.
Only four days before the world’s best footballers take to the field in Russia, a ritzy gathering of famous people, previous experts and unbelievable competitors participate in a diversion themselves.
Old Trafford is the area for this apparatus, which collects essential cash for philanthropy and engaging a huge number of individuals around the nation.
To the extent incredible footballers are concerned, David Seaman, Phil Neville, Jamie Redknapp and Robbie Fowler are on the England group.
— Soccer Aid ⚽️ (@socceraid) June 10, 2018
Soccer Aid is a charity event – first staged in 2006 – that has become a big part of the British sporting calendar.
Soccer Aid sees two teams – one representing England and one representing the rest of the world – go head to head in a football match at Old Trafford.
The squads are made up of former footballers and celebrities from the worlds of music, acting, television presenting and other sports.
England have won four of the previous games, with the Rest of the World triumphing twice.
The world XI incorporates Eric Cantona, Yaya Toure, Robert Pires and Clarence Seedorf among others.
Usain Bolt, Gordon Ramsey, Mo Farah and Robbie Williams are a portion of the big names on appear.
This tweet from Michael Owen gave us a chuckle at Mirror Football Towers.
The World XI’s superstars look relaxed… but you also feel like they mean business.
A team full of winners!
I only asked if they fancied our chances of winning! pic.twitter.com/QKNB33iTfl
— michael owen (@themichaelowen) June 10, 2018
Here is some Info.
The conflict will be demonstrated live on ITV with commence booked for 8pm.
Time kick off – Soccer Aid 2018 kicks off at 8pm.
Where is being being played – At Old Trafford in Manchester.
Streaming 2018 on TV – Yes, you can.
Stream Aid 2018 online – Yes, you can.
ITV’s coverage means that all the action can be followed on your desktop or laptop via the ITV app, which is available on iOS and Android smartphone and tablet devices.
The ITV app is also available on a number of platforms including Amazon Fire devices, iPad, Mac computers and laptops, Playstation 3, PS4 and Xbox One.
The ITV app is available to download on iOS and Android devices, and they will also be providing live text coverage and updates.
Sam Allardyce will again take charge of the England side and will be assisted by Bradley Walsh, John Bishop, Ben Shephard and former Wolves keeper Mike Stowell.
Harry Redknapp takes charge of the Rest of the World XI with Vic Bettinelli and agent to the stars Ricky Simm.
Previous Soccer Aid results
2006: England 2-1 Rest of the World (Old Trafford, 71,960)
2008: England 4-3 Rest of the World (Wembley, 45,000)
2010: Rest of the World 2-2 England (7-6 on pens – Old Trafford, 65,493)
2012: England 3-1 Rest of the World (Old Trafford, 67,346)
2014: Rest of the World 4-2 England (Old Trafford, 65,574)
2016: England 3-2 Rest of the World (Old Trafford, 70,000)
Soccer Aid 2018 odds:
Rest of the World 4/6
(Odds sourced from William Hill)
Players in Soccer Aid 2018
- Robbie Williams (Captain): A famed singer and former member of Take That
- Sir Mo Farah: Olympic hero in London and Rio over 10,000m and 5,000m
- Olly Murs: Popular singer who has also hosted the X Factor
- Paddy McGuinness: Comedian famous for Phoenix Nights and Take Me Out
- Joe Wicks: Celebrity chef and fitness expert
- Mark Wright: Star of TOWIE and now a famous DJ
- Michael Owen: Former England, Liverpool and Real Madrid striker
- Jamie Redknapp: Ex-Liverpool favourite now a Sky Sports pundit
- Wes Brown: Former England and Manchester United defender
- Lee Mack: Comedian famous for panel shows and ‘Not Going Out’
- Robbie Fowler: Former Liverpool great who fans nicknamed ‘God’
- Freddie Flintoff: Former England cricketer now star of ‘League of their Own’
- Myles Stephenson: One fourth of the band Rak-Su with hits such as ‘Dimelo’
- Phil Neville: Ex-Manchester United and now boss of England Ladies
- Danny Murphy: Former Liverpool star and now a BBC pundit
- Damian Lewis: Huge star of series like Homeland and Billions
- David Seaman: Former England and Arsenal goalkeeper
- Blake Harrison: Will always be known as Inbetweeners’ Neil
- Jack O’Connell: Rising star actor who made his name in Skins
- Jeremy Lynch: One half of the popular F2 Freestylers.
Rest of the World Squad
- Usain Bolt (Captain): Jamaican Olympic sprint hero who is a genuine world star
- Clarence Seedorf: Dutchman seems to have played for just about every top club
- Robert Pires: Former French star who really made his name at Arsenal
- Gordon Ramsay: Scottish chef who is star of Kitchen Nightmare
- Brendan Cole: Former Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer
- Yaya Touré: Ivory Coast international recently released by Manchester City
- Kevin Pietersen: Former England batsman known for his forthright views
- Juan Sebastian Veron: Another ex-Man United man also played for Sampdoria
- Hayden Christensen: Played a young Darth Vader in the Star Wars prequels
- Jaap Stam: Dutch defender used to play for Manchester United
- Dan Carter: Famed All Black fly half will play in goal for World XI
- Patrick Kluivert: Dutch legend played for Barcelona and Ajax
- Edwin van der Sar: Keeper played 130 times for the Netherlands
- Eric Cantona: Hasn’t played for 20 years but still a Manchester United legend
- Robbie Keane: Long career at likes of Inter Milan, Spurs and Liverpool
- Ashley Fongho: Rapper is another member of the X Factor band Rak Su
- Martin Compston: Gritty Scottish actor famous for role in Line of Duty
- Ioan Gruffudd: Welsh actor was Mr Fantastic in the Fantastic Four
- Danny O’Carroll: Plays Buster Brady in hit TV show Mrs Browns Boys
- Nicky Byrne: Former Westlife singer is now a TV and radio presenter
Soccer Aid starting XI's: England v World XI
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) June 10, 2018
ERIC CANTONA TO PLAY UNICEF AID MATCH IN MANCHESTER
Old Trafford legend Eric Cantona is coming back – to play his first game since his shock retirement 21 years ago.
The fiery Frenchman, now a 51-year-old actor, is returning to appear in the Soccer Aid match for Unicef at the home of Manchester United tonight.
Cantona, who scored 82 goals for the club between 1992 and 1997, will turn out for the World XI side captained by sprinter Usain Bolt.
They face an England team skippered by Robbie Williams.
The United idol – lauded with chants of “Ooh, ah, Cantona!” as he played with upturned collar – said: “Knowing I am coming back to Old Trafford is a special feeling.
“Let’s make history together one more time.”
Source: mirror.co.uk, dailystar.co.uk