The celebs will join the likes of footballers Wayne Rooney, David James and Ashley Cole for the annual charity match which raises money for Unicef.The game will once again see an England side take on a team made up of stars from rest of the world.Dermot O’Leary and Alex Scott will take up the hosting duties on ITV.
Singer Tom Grennan and footballers Fara Williams, Micah Richards, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes are all also lined up to play a part in the charity game for the first time.The players will take to the pitch at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium as they try to raise much-needed funds for Unicef.
Rooney, 35, will be lacing his boots once more as he comes out of retirement to play for England again after managing the side in 2020.Meanwhile popular pundit Micah Richards, 32, joins the England coaching team alongside David Seaman who will be goalkeeping coach. headtopics.com
Harry Redknapp again takes up the position as the rest of the world team's manager. Regular faces at the charity bash will return to the Soccer Aid pitch, with the likes of Olympian Usain Bolt, reality star Mark Wright, TV presenter Ore Oduba, Love Island ’s Kem Cetinay getting a run out.
Football freestyler and sports presenter Liv Cooke, radio star Roman Kemp and musician Chunkz are also in the squads.In punditry, Maya Jama makes a return.Other football stars named so far include Kelly Smith, Roberto Carlos, Patrice Evra, Emile Heskey and Jamie Redknapp.
Football Focus's Alex Scott said: "I’m so excited for this! I’ve wanted to be involved in Soccer Aid for Unicef for many years, so I am delighted to be part of it now as pitch-side reporter."For years I’ve watched the games and it’s something that I know loads of people look forward to. It’ll be great to be back in a stadium with fans again – and all for such a great cause.
“With so many great names already signed-up – and many more to come – there’s no excuse not to get your tickets now!” Rooney added: "Pulling on an England shirt is always special, so I’m absolutely delighted to be doing that again in Soccer Aid for Unicef this September." headtopics.com
Since the first Soccer Aid in 2006, the games have raised over £47 million to help children all over the world.Last year's game at Old Trafford raised £9.3 million Read more: Mirror Celeb »
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