04 September 2020 16:35
When is Soccer Aid 2020? Date, what time to watch live on ITV, how to donate and the England vs World XI teams in full This year's Soccer Aid clash will take place behind closed doors at Manchester's Old Trafford stadium Wayne Rooney will be one of the managers for the England team in this year's Soccer Aid charity football match. The annual game, in aid of Unicef, sees teams of celebrities and football legends competing in an 11-a-side match between England and a team representing the rest of the world. Here's everything you need to know about this year's clash, from the two line-ups to how to watch all the action live. i's TV newsletter: what you should watch next Email address is invalid Email address is invalid Thank you for subscribing!
Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription. When is it on and how can I watch it? Soccer Aid 2020 was originally set to happen on 6 June, and fans would have been able to buy tickets to see it live, but because of coronavirus, this is no longer the case. Instead, the game will now take place at Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium behind closed doors, with all the action broadcast live on ITV and STV. It's happening on Sunday 6 September, with the televised action kicking off at 6.30pm and lasting until 10.00pm – you can also watch a live stream on the ITV Hub. Dermot O'Leary will present the live show, alongside Kirsty Gallacher returning as pitch-side reporter. O'Leary said: "It will be a little different this year with no crowds in the stadium but fans can still tune in on ITV and hopefully we'll raise even more money to improve children's lives around the world." Who's taking part? Soccer Aid World XI team The World XI team features the following celebrities: Kem Cetinay (Love Island star) Santan Dave (Mercury Prize-winning rapper) Mo Gilligan (Stand-up comedian) Chelcee Grimes (Singer-songwriter and footballer) Roman Kemp (Radio DJ and reality TV star) Dermot Kennedy (Singer-songwriter) Locksmith (DJ and member of Rudimental) Jeremy Lynch (F2 football freestyler) Jason Manford (Comedian, actor and singer) Ore Oduba (TV presenter and Strictly champion) Serge Pizzorno (Kasabian guitarist) Iain Stirling (Comedian and Love Island narrator) Billy Wingrove (F2 football freestyler) They will be bolstered by some true legends of the game: Michael Essien (Ghana, 58 caps, 9 goals) Patrice Evra (France, 81 caps) Julie Fleeting (Scotland, 121 caps, 116 goals) Darren Fletcher (Scotland, 80 caps, 5 goals) Shay Given (Republic of Ireland, 134 caps) Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland, 146 caps, 68 goals) Claude Makélélé (France, 71 caps) Lianne Sanderson (England, 50 caps, 15 goals) Mikael Silvestre (France, 40 caps, 2 goals) Yaya Touré (Ivory Coast, 101 caps, 19 goals) Soccer Aid England team The England team also boasts an eclectic mix of famous faces: Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones actor) James Bay (Singer-songwriter) John Bishop (Comedian and TV presenter) Chunkz (Musician and entertainer) Liv Cooke (Football freestyler) Tom Davis (Comedian and actor) Joel Dommett (Comedian and The Masked Singer presenter) Yung Filly (Presenter, comedian and YouTube star) Marvin Humes (JLS singer, DJ and TV presenter) Danny Jones (McFly guitarist and The Voice Kids judge) Lee Mack (Comedian and actor) Paddy McGuinness (Comedian, actor and TV presenter) Olly Murs (Singer and TV presenter) Joe Wicks (Fitness instructor and lockdown PE guru) Mark Wright (Towie star and TV presenter) The England legends include: Gareth Barry (53 caps, 3 goals) Wes Brown (23 caps, 1 goal) Katie Chapman (94 caps, 8 goals) Andy Cole (15 caps, 1 goal) Ashley Cole (107 caps) Joe Cole (56 caps, 10 goals) Emile Heskey (62 caps, 7 goals) David James (53 caps) Michael Owen (89 caps, 40 goals) Kelly Smith (117 caps, 46 goals) The likes of Yaya Touré, Olly Murs, Kem Cetinay and Joe Wicks have all played in previous editions of Soccer Aid. Former England striker Wayne Rooney has been confirmed will co-manage the Soccer Aid England side, along with football manager Sam Allardyce. David Seaman, a former goalkeeper for the England national team, was named as England's goalkeeping coach. Several more players had originally been set to take part when the match had been scheduled for June, including athlete Usain Bolt and comedian Russel Howard. But these players have not been confirmed for the rescheduled match. Where does the money raised go and how can I donate? Normally the tickets sold would have helped to raise money for Unicef – ticker holders can now get a refund or donate the cost to charity. But as there will be no live audience, fans can still make donations online to Unicef, to support a generation of vulnerable children around the world whose lives, education and health may have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. This year, every £1 donated will be matched by the UK Government and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, so every £1 becomes £3. For more information or to donate, head here.