Socceraid: line-up including Man Utd legends, ticket latest, kick-off time and where to watch it

Mark Wright, Sir Mo Farah and Jamie Carragher in training  Credit: Getty ImagesMark Wright, Sir Mo Farah and Jamie Carragher in training  Credit: Getty Images
Mark Wright, Sir Mo Farah and Jamie Carragher in training Credit: Getty Images | Getty Images
The popular sports and celebrity match is on TV and at the Etihad this weekend.

Manchester will welcome names from the world of football and celebrity this weekend for the annual Socceraid charity kick-about in aid of Unicef.

Here’s all you need to know about the fun family event at Manchester City’s Etihad stadium.

Who is in the line-ups?

An England team will take on a World XI again.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

In the England squad, several Manchester United legends are lined up including Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Wayne Rooney.

Other well-known pros who could feature include David James, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Kelly Smith and Joe Cole.

The celebrities in the England mix include singer Olly Murs, athlete Sir Mo Farah and comedian and TV host Paddy McGuinness.

Paddy McGuinness in training   Credit: Getty ImagesPaddy McGuinness in training   Credit: Getty Images
Paddy McGuinness in training Credit: Getty Images | Getty Images

And the dug-out will be packed with Sven Goran Eriksson managing alongside Robbie Williams, Micah Richards and David Seaman - expect chaos!

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Over in the World XI, the likes of Roberto Carlos and Patrice Evra will be trying to keep order among celebs like sprinter Usain Bolt (who once expressed an interest in playing for Man Utd), Yungblud and Lee Mack.

 Lee Mack and Chelcee Grimes of World Xl FC Credit: Getty Images Lee Mack and Chelcee Grimes of World Xl FC Credit: Getty Images
Lee Mack and Chelcee Grimes of World Xl FC Credit: Getty Images | Getty Images

When is kick off?

The game kicks off at 7.30pm.

How can I watch it?

Tickets sold out earlier this week but you can still catch the action on live TV on ITV1 from 6.30pm to 10pm. You can donate to Unicef by visiting the Socceraid website here.

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.