Soccer Aid 2023: Kick-off times, who’s playing and how to get tickets to Old Trafford event

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Soccer Aid 2023 kicks off at Manchester’s Old Trafford this weekend - here’s everything you need to know about the match

Soccer Aid is returning this weekend with celebrities and former footballers gearing up for the charity match in aid of Unicef. This year the annual event is being hosted at Manchester’s Old Trafford, with 74,000 spectators set to descend on the stadium.

Last year’s event raised over £15 million for Unicef, who were founded in 1946 and help over 190 countries by providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children. Ex-England football star and I’m A Celebrity winner Jill Scott will be captaining the England team against Olympic runner Usain Bolt’s team Soccer Aid World XI.

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Two star-studded teams will go face to face with celebrities from the world of acting, music and sport coming together to take part in the twelfth year of the event. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the event:

When is Soccer Aid 2023 and when is kick off?

Soccer Aid will take place at Manchester’s Old Trafford on Sunday, June 11. Kick-off will begin at 7.30pm.

How to get last minute tickets to Soccer Aid 2023

Tickets are still available for Soccer Aid 2023 and start at £10.50 for children and £21 for adults. Tickets can be purchased on the Soccer Aid 2023 See Tickets website

Soccer Aid 2023 line-up


  • Jill Scott (Captain)
  •  David James (Goalkeeper)
  •  Paddy McGuinness
  • Jermain Defoe
  •  Karen Carney
  • Gary Cahill
  • Jack Wilshere
  • Gary Neville
  • Paul Scholes
  •  Eni Aluko
  • Nicky Butt
  • Bugzy Malone
  • Tom Grennan
  •  Sir Mo Farah
  •  Alex Brooker
  •  Chunkz
  • Joel Corry
  • Scarlette Douglas
  • Liam Payne
  • Danny Dyer
  • Asa Butterfield
  • Tom Hiddleston


Stormzy, Emma Hayes, Vicky McClure, Harry Redknapp, David Seaman

Soccer Aid World XI FC

  • Usain Bolt (Captain)
  • Ben Foster (Goalkeeper) 
  • Lee Mack
  • Roberto Carlos
  • Nani 
  • Francesco Totti 
  • Gabriel Batistuta 
  • Hernan Crespo 
  • Patrice Evra 
  • Heather O’Reilly
  • Kalyn Kyle
  •  Steven Bartlett
  •  Kem Cetinay
  •  Mo Gilligan
  •  Maisie Adam
  • Tommy Fury
  • Noah Beck, 
  • Leon Edwards 
  • Sam Claflin
  • Niko


Mauricio Pochettino, Robbie Keane, Martin Compston, Mel C

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How to get to Old Trafford

Parking will be available at Old Trafford for Soccer Aid 2023. Car parks E2 and W2 will be open for the event and tickets to park your car can be purchased on the Old Trafford website.

You can also travel by bus or Metro Link tram to the stadium. Old Trafford station is situated just a five minute walk from the ground with the Trafford Park Line also running to the Imperial War Museum and Wharfside which are also close by.

More information can be found on the Transport for Greater Manchester website.

Old Trafford prohibited items

  • Smoke or gas canisters
  • Water in excess of 500ml
  • Dark plastic bottles and/or dark liquid
  • Baby buggies or prams
  • Air horns
  • Solid containers or flasks
  • Poles or sticks
  • Fireworks, flares or pyrotechnics
  • Large bags or suitcases
  • Umbrellas (except small fold up umbrellas)
  • Flags or banners larger than 2m x 1m or of an offensive nature
  • Knives or weapons
  • Drinking glasses
  • Drink cartons
  • Alcohol
  • Glass bottles
  • Canned drinks
  • Laptops
  • Computer Tablets
  • Large bodied cameras
  • Tools
  • Image or sound recording devices

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