he 2021 edition of Soccer Aid, the annual celebrity-charity football match, takes place this weekend.
As ever, it’s a star-studded affair to raise money for UNICEF, with football legends such as Wayne Rooney, Gary Neville, Rivaldo, Roberto Carlos, Patrice Evra, Paul Scholes and Jamie Carragher playing alongside celebrities and other sporting luminaries including the likes of Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and Olly Murs in an England vs Rest of the World clash that is never short on fun or drama.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the 10th edition of Soccer Aid…
Soccer Aid date, kick-off time and venue
This year the match moves from Old Trafford to Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, with kick-off at 7.30pm BST on Saturday, September 4, 2021.
Soccer Aid: Where to watch England v World XI
TV channel: The game is being screened live by ITV with the build-up starting at 6.30pm.
And before that, you can warm up with a Catchphrase special in aid of Soccer Aid at 5.30pm on ITV featuring David James, Chelcee Grimes and Marvin Humes.
Live stream: The match is also available to watch online via the ITV website or ITV Hub.
Soccer Aid: Who are the managers?
This year, England are under the tutelage of former national team boss Sven-Göran Eriksson and ex-Three Lions internationals David Seaman and Micah Richards, as well as pop star and Soccer Aid co-founder Robbie Williams.
The World XI, meanwhile, is being coached by Harry Redknapp, who will be assisted by Robbie Keane and Judy Murray.
Soccer Aid team news – lineups and celebrity players
Wayne Rooney, Paul Scholes, Joe Cole, Gary Neville, Jamie Redknapp, Fara Williams, Kelly Smith, David James, Jamie Carragher, Shaun Wright-Phillips
Olly Murs, James Arthur, Paddy McGuinness, Chunkz, Mark Wright, Liv Cooke, Aitch, Max Whitlock, Joel Dommett, Mo Farah, Lee Mack, James Bay, Harriet Pavlou
Roberto Carlos, Patrice Evra, Nigel De Jong, Pablo Zabaleta, Shay Given, Darren Fletcher, Julie Fleeting, Clarence Seedorf, Ingrid Moe Wold, Wes Morgan
Usain Bolt, Kem Cetinay, Tom Grennan, Ore Oduba, Roman Kemp, Martin Compston, Dermot Kennedy, Yungblud, Chelcee Grimes, Big Zuu, Lee Mack
Soccer Aid tickets and seating plan
Tickets for the 2021 edition of Soccer Aid are now sold out.
Soccer Aid prediction
A dramatic penalty shootout to settle things once again!
Head to head (h2h) history and results
England wins: 5 (including one on penalties)
World XI wins: 4 (including three on penalties)
The past three matches have gone to penalties with the World XI winning the past two.
David Seaman has made the most appearances in this fixture, playing in eight of the nine games but the former England and Arsenal goalkeeper is only a coach this time around.
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