When is Soccer Aid 2022? Who plays? Start time, TV channel, full list of celebrities and professionals

Pop star Robbie Williams says the celebrity-studded charity game Soccer Aid, which he co-founded, has raised Β£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.

Usain Bolt and Wayne Rooney

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.

Usain Bolt and David Beckham

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.

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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player team profession
Liam Payne England Singer-songwriter at the top of the charts
Tom Grennan England Spotify hitmaker
chunkz England YouTube star
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
Damien Lewis England actor
Oh England Best Selling Rapper
Mo Farah England Olympic champion
David Harewood England actor
DavidJames England Former England goalkeeper
Markus Edel England West Ham legend
Teddy Sheringham England Ex-England, Spurs, ManUnited
Russell Howard England comedian
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
Vicky McClure England actor

Soccer Aid World XI FC

player team profession
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

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