LONDON is in for a treat as the world’s biggest celebrity football match takes place TODAY.
Soccer Aid is returning to the capital to once again raise money for a fantastic cause.
Usain Bolt lifted the trophy for World XI who were triumphant over England in 2021Credit: Getty
They then go head-to-head in an annual charity match which provides entertainment with a pinch of competitiveness whilst raising money for disadvantaged children and adolescents.
But when is the UNICEF charity event, where can it be watched and what is the team news?
What time does Soccer Aid 2022 kick off?
The eleventh Soccer Aid edition is between England and World XI is set to take place TONIGHT, on Sunday June 12.
The big match kicks off at 7.30pm UK time and coverage will commence from 6:30pm.
It is scheduled to take place at the home of West Ham United – London Stadium in East London which can hold up to 80,000 spectators.
British television star Maya Jama and MBE Alex Scott will be pitch-side whilst broadcasting icon, Dermot O’Leary is taking on the hosting duties.
Dermot O’Leary and Maya Jama will return to the panel for Soccer Aid 2022Credit: Instagram / Maya Jama
Soccer Aid founder Robbie Williams is expected to perform during half-time.
What TV channel is Soccer Aid on and can I live stream it?
- Subscription members will also have the choice to stream the event for FREE via the ITV hub.
Can I buy tickets for Soccer Aid 2022?
Tickets for the highly anticipated event have been available to purchase since Tuesday, March 22.
Prices start from £10 for children and £20 for adults but the premium seating will cost upwards of £75.
Wheelchair and Ambulant Disabled tickets are also available in various areas of the stadium.
Head to the Soccer Aid website for further details and availability of all tickets.
Find out more about the Soccer Aid 2022 line-ups here.
Starting line-up: David James, Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Mark Wright, Sir Mo Farah, Liam Payne, Fara Williams, Mark Noble, Tom Grennan, Teddy Sheringham, Alex Brooker.
Subs: David Harewood (GK), Chunkz, Aitch, Stewart Downing, Russell Howard, Damian Lewis, Joe Cole, Anita Asante, Eni Aluko
Managers: Harry Redknapp, David Seaman, Emma Hayes, Vicky McClure.
Starting line-up: Petr Cech, Cafu, Mo Gilligan, Patrice Evra, Roberto Carlos, Noah Beck, Martin Compston, Mark Strong, Heather O’Reilly, Andriy Schevchenko, Usain Bolt.
Subs: Tom Stoltman (GK), Kem Cetinay, Lee Mack, Steven Barlett, Chelcee Grimes, Robbie Keane, Carli Lloyd, Mu.
Managers: Arsene Wenger, Idris Elba, Robbie Keane.
Former Manchester United teammates Neville and Evra will come face to face againCredit: Getty
What has been said?
England were humiliated in the 2021 edition of Soccer Aid when World XI put three past them without reply.
But former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp is determined to put things right this year round.
Redknapp said: “”Anyone who knows me will tell you that I would never turn my country down, so when they asked me to be England manager, I had to say yes.
“I’m proud to manage England – I know we can finally win.”
Someone who Redknapp knows very well during his Spurs tenure is iconic ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
And the Frenchman will be making his Soccer Aid debut in the dugout for World XI.
Wenger said: “I am really looking forward to this special football match in June.
“It’s great and special to play a football match together with former opponents for a good purpose.
“Football unites and football gives hope.”
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