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(M) England vs Soccer Aid World XI FC at Old Trafford

⚽️ A celebrity football match like no other 2023 Soccer Aid at Old Trafford heralds the return of this popular event raising money for UNICEF.   Tickets are on sale here.

After last year’s Soccer Aid at London Stadium where the event celebrated its 10th anniversary, this year the famous footballing charity event heads to Old Trafford on Sunday 11 June 2023 where a star-studded line-up of legendary footballers and entertainment icons will go head-to-head as England take on the Soccer Aid World XI FC in the world’s biggest charity football match hosted at the Theatre of Dreams.


Soccer Aid at London Stadium this summer is the first time the match has been played at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic.  And to mark the 10th anniversary of the event, Mr Soccer Aid himself, UNICEF UK Ambassador Robbie Williams will perform a special half-time show, while the likes of Usain Bolt and Martin Compston take to the pitch alongside footballing legends such as Gary Neville


Created by Robbie Williams in 2006, Soccer Aid for UNICEF is the world’s biggest celebrity football match, raising money to give kids the best start in life.  Once a year, England take on their opponents, the Soccer Aid World XI FC.  Supported by passionate fans in an iconic stadium the event harnesses the power of football to help make sure that children can grow up happy, healthy and able to play.

See the film below to learn more about the Soccer Aid for UNICEF match, the issues that affect children across the globe and the work UNICEF does to support them.


Team favourites Usain Bolt, Sir Mo Farah, Tom Grennan and Martin Compston will lace up their boots once again to play alongside footballing legends Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and Patrice Evra.  Retiring West Ham club captain Mark Noble will play his final game at London Stadium, while taking to the pitch for the first time, new signings for 2022 include Alex Brooker, Lucien Laviscount and Liam Payne as captain of the England team.

Off-pitch, UNICEF UK Ambassador Dermot O’Leary returns as the presenter, joined by Maya Jama providing her thoughts as a pundit.  To bring you the action up-close, Alex Scott will be returning as our pitch-side reporter.

⚽️ Kick-off for Soccer Aid at London Stadium is at 7.30pm.  

🎟️ Tickets are on sale via the ‘Get Tickets’ link.

🚗 Travel tips: Public transport is recommended.  Stratford and Stratford International are within walking distance of London stadium.  Stratford is served by Central & Jubilee lines, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), London Overground and National Rail services operated by Greater Anglia and C2C.  Stratford International station (approximately 10 minute walk) is served by Docklands Light Railway and Southeastern High Speed 1 services.  Hackney Wick station (approximately 15 minute walk) is served by the London Overground.  By bus the 388, 339 and D9 services stop close to the stadium.

No spectator parking is available at the venue.  Closest car parks are situated in Stratford International Station and Westfield Shopping Centre Stratford.  See this London Stadium ‘Getting Here’ guide for more info.

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On the 10th Soccer Aid for UNICEF match, this film is an overview of the issues that affect children across the globe and the work UNICEF does to support them.  Over the past 75 years UNICEF has supported children living through war and emergencies, been a part of eradicating smallpox, the fight against malaria and Ebola, and right now it’s COVID-19 with the largest roll out of vaccines in history.

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