Big names from the world of sports and entertainment will be on the pitch at this year’s charity game when Soccer Aid 2021 returns this weekend.
Singer and Soccer Aid regular Olly Murs will be England’s squad captain against Olympic gold medalist and fan favorite Usain Bolt.
Bolt has often been associated with professional soccer due to his speed and even played for the Central Coast Mariners in 2018.
Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson will take over England, while former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp will lead World XI.
The 2020 edition saw World XI win on penalties when YouTube sensation Chunkz, who reappears this year, missed the decisive kick in sudden death.
Last year’s game saw Robbie Keane open the scoring before singer James Bay passed the ball to his England teammate Yung Filly to score the tie.
He also saw the record being broken when they raised £ 11 million in the Soccer Aid match, the most in the show’s history, and the money was spent to help children affected by the coronavirus.
Chunkz will be back on the team this year, while Wayne Rooney will put his boots back on to form the team. Soccer Aid 2021: start date and time
The match will take place on Saturday 4th September and will start at 7:30 pm UK time.
It takes place at the Etihad Stadium, the home of Manchester City.
Soccer Aid 2021: How to Track
The game will be broadcast live on ITV starting at 6.30 pm on Saturday, September 4.
You can also watch live on ITV Hub on your mobile devices and on the ITV Hub app.
Soccer Aid 2021: Confirmed Teams
Rosters are the most talked about in Soccer Aid before the game, as comedians, singers, athletes and many more are paired with ex-footballers, freestylers, and some legends of the game.
England Team: Olly Murs (C), Wayne Rooney, James Arthur, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Paddy McGuinness, Jamie Redknapp, Chunkz, Fara Williams, Mark Wright, Liv Cooke, Kelly Smith, David James, Aitch, Max Whitlock, Jamie Carragher, Joel Dommett, Sir Mo Farah, Lee Mack, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Baie James.
Directed by Sven-Goran Eriksson, Robbie Williams, Micah Richards, and David Seaman.
World XI won the Soccer Aid match twice in a row on penalties in 2019 and 2020.
World XI Team: Usain Bolt, Tom Grennan, Roman Kemp, Kem Cetinay, Ore Oduba, Roberto Carlos, Patrice Evra, Nigel De Jong, Martin Compston, Pablo Zabaleta, Chelcee Grimes, Shay Given, Rivaldo, Dermot Kennedy, Yungblud, Big Zuu .
Directed by Harry Redknapp, Judy Murray, and Robbie Keane.
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