The annual Soccer Aid charity match takes place this weekend, and we’ve got all you need to know ahead of the event, including the start time.
Soccer Aid returns for its annual footballing extravaganza. It features stars of football past and present, and big names from popular culture.
The match is played to raise money for the children’s charity UNICEF, which works to aid disadvantaged children across the world. Last year, the event raised £13 million for charity. That was a record amount since Soccer Aid began.
Soccer Aid was founded in 2006 by former Take That singer Robbie Williams and his close friend Jonathan Wilkes. It was initially a bi-annual event. Soccer Aid is now an annual competition.
There are also a host of celebrities that take part. Regular Soccer Aid features are comedian Lee Mack, actor Mark Wright and TV presenter Ben Shephard.
Soccer Aid 2022 promises to be another action-packed evening. Here’s all you need to know:
What is the start time of Soccer Aid 2022?
Soccer Aid 2022 takes place on Sunday, June 12, with a start time of 7:30pm.
It will be played at the London Stadium, the home of West Ham United, for the first time.
How can I watch Soccer Aid 2022?
Soccer Aid 2022 will be broadcast live on ITV. The build-up to the event will begin at 6:30pm. Viewers can also watch the broadcast via the ITV Hub.
UNICEF UK Ambassador Dermot O’Leary will once again anchor the action. TV and radio presenter Maya Jama will co-present, whilst former Arsenal and England star Alex Scott will be pitchside before, during and after the match.
As is customary with Soccer Aid, players will be interviewed by Scott on the sidelines during the game.
Who is playing in Soccer Aid 2022?
This year, Soccer Aid will once again feature an England XI taking on a Rest of the World XI.
Gunners icon Arsene Wenger, meanwhile, will take charge of the World XI team. He will be alongside Republic of Ireland’s all-time top goalscorer, Robbie Keane. Wenger’s former Arsenal goalkeeper Graham Stack and Luther star Idris Elba are assistants.
Here are the two squads in full:
- Liam Payne (captain)
- Tom Grennan
- Alex Brooker
- Damian Lewis
- Mo Farah
- Mark Wright
- David Harewood
- Russell Howard
- David James
- Gary Neville
- Jamie Carragher
- Anita Asante
- Fara Williams
- Joe Cole
- Mark Noble
- Stewart Downing
- Teddy Sheringham
- Eniola Aluko
Rest of the World XI
- Usain Bolt (Jamaica, captain)
- Mark Strong (Austria)
- Steven Bartlett (Botswana)
- Mo Gilligan (Jamaica)
- Chelcee Grimes (Republic of Ireland)
- Lee Mack (Republic of Ireland)
- Martin Compston (Scotland)
- Tom Stoltman (Scotland)
- Kem Cetinay (Turkey)
- Noah Beck (United States)
- Munya Chawawa (Zimbabwe)
- Cafu (Brazil)
- Roberto Carlos (Brazil)
- Dimitar Berbatov (Bulgaria)
- Petr Cech (Czech Republic)
- Patrice Evra (France)
- Andrea Pirlo (Italy)
- Andriy Shevchenko (Ukraine)
- Carli Lloyd (United States)
- Heather O’Reilly (United States)
Can I buy tickets for Soccer Aid 2022?
Tickets are still available for the event at the time of writing. They can be purchased via the SEE Tickets website. Adult tickets are priced from £20, with child tickets priced from £10.
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