Pop star Robbie Williams says the celebrity-studded charity game Soccer Aid, which he co-founded, has raised £60million since 2006 and is about to return to the London Stadium.
Track and field legend Usain Bolt is one of the superstars taking part in 2022, marking the return of the Jamaican sprinting sensation to the site of his spectacular 2012 Olympics, when he set a game record, among other things, when he advanced to gold in the 100m final.
Singer Liam Payne – formerly of One Direction – is among the new faces to take to the pitch at the home of Premier League club West Ham.
From Arsene Wenger and Andriy Shevchenko to Alex Scott and David Seaman, a stellar cast of former top footballers also take part. Here’s the line-up and more.
When is Soccer Aid 2022?
The Football Aid will take place on Sunday 12th June 2022 at the London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The game was previously played at Wembley Stadium, Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge, Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium and Old Trafford, home of Manchester United.
When does Soccer Aid 2022 start?
The game begins at 7:30pm BST (12:30pm ET / 4:30am AEST on June 13) and is expected to feature a half-time performance from chart-topping Williams.
England will play against a World XI in the game, both teams have won the title five times each.
What TV channel is Soccer Aid 2022 on?
ITV and STV show the action for free, and coverage, which begins an hour before kick-off, is available to stream on the ITV Hub.
Familiar faces Maya Jama and Dermot O’Leary will be among the presenters, while former Arsenal defender and popular TV presenter Scott will be one of the pitchside reporters.
Home dressing room advantage on the line! 👀 England vs World 11…
— Soccer Aid (@socceraid) June 11, 2022
Who is playing in Soccer Aid 2022?
The UNICEF fundraiser in front of an expected crowd of 60,000 will feature a glittering array of players and management teams.
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|Liam Payne||England||Singer-songwriter at the top of the charts|
|Tom Grennan||England||Spotify hitmaker|
|Gary Neville||England||England legend|
|Jamie Carragher||England||Liverpool legend|
|Fara Williams||England||Record holder for England|
|Joe Cole||England||Three-time Premier League winner|
|Alex Bacher||England||broadcaster and comedian|
|Oh||England||Best Selling Rapper|
|Mo Fara||England||Olympic champion|
|DavidJames||England||Former England goalkeeper|
|Markus Edel||England||West Ham legend|
|Teddy Sheringham||England||Ex-England, Spurs, ManUnited|
|Mark Wright||England||TV star|
|Eni Aluko||England||LAFC director, ex-England star|
|Anita Asante||England||Former England defender|
|Stewart Downing||England||Ex-Liverpool, West Ham winger|
|Harry Redknapp (Management)||England||Ex-Premier League manager|
|David Seemann (Management)||England||Arsenal, Great Britain|
|Emma Hayes (Management)||England||Chelsea manager|
Soccer Aid World XI FC
|Usain Bolt||world XI||Eight-time Olympic champion|
|Martin Kompston||world XI||actor|
|Mo Gilligan||world XI||comedian and presenter|
|Chelcee Grimes||world XI||Footballer and singer-songwriter|
|Patrice Eva||world XI||Five-time Premier League winner|
|Carli Lloyd||world XI||Twice world champion|
|Noah Beck||world XI||Social media star/soccer player|
|Lee Mack||world XI||comedian|
|Munya Chawawa||world XI||comedian|
|Steven Bartlett||world XI||businessman|
|Kem Cetinay||world XI||presenter and TV star|
|Andriy Shevchenko||world XI||Ukraine legend|
|cafu||world XI||Two-time world champion|
|Peter Czech||world XI||Ex-Chelsea keeper|
|Robert Carlos||world XI||Former Brazil star|
|Mark heavily||world XI||actor|
|Tom Stoltman||world XI||The strongest man in the world|
|Andrea Pirlo||world XI||Italy, Juventus, Milan great|
|Heather O’Reilly||world XI||Former USWNT star|
|Dimitar Berbatov||world XI||Ex-Man United striker|
|Arsène Wenger (Management)||world XI||Arsenal manager great|
|Robbie Keane (Executive)||world XI||Legend of the Republic of Ireland|