Soccer Aid for Unicef: Tickets now on sale
Soccer Aid for Unicef 2020 will take place at Old Trafford on Saturday 6 June, with famous Manchester United fans Usain Bolt and Olly Murs among the stars taking part.
Robbie Williams joins Bolt and Murs in a 60-second video to announce a host of famous faces joining the campaign and to confirm tickets are now on sale from www.manutd.com/socceraid.
Comedians are well represented with Tom Davis, Joel Dommett, Mo Gilligan and Russell Howard all set to make their debuts in the match, while Lee Mack is returning to the fold.
Club legends Patrice Evra and Jaap Stam will be back at Old Trafford, while United Women’s head coach Casey Stoney will also play in the game. Kelly Smith, Stoney’s former Lionesses’ team-mate, is in the England ranks too.
PLAYERS CONFIRMED SO FAR
ENGLAND: Olly Murs, Casey Stoney, Kelly Smith, Danny Jones, Lee Mack, Tom Davis, Joel Dommett, Russell Howard. Manager: Sam Allardyce.
SOCCER AID WORLD XI FC: Usain Bolt, Patrice Evra, Jaap Stam, Roberto Carlos, Kem Cetinay, Mo Gilligan. Manager: Harry Redknapp.
A family of four (two adults, two children) can attend the match for just £60, while half of the match tickets are priced at £20 or under. You can buy tickets online at www.manutd.com/socceraid.
Dermot O’Leary will present the live show with Kirsty Gallagher returning as pitchside reporter, and the programme will be broadcast exclusively live on ITV and STV.
Old Trafford last hosted the match in 2018 when The Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison converted the winning penalty for England in a tense shoot-out. Last year, the match travelled to London with penalties again deciding the result at Stamford Bridge – this time England narrowly missed out.
Since 2006, Soccer Aid for Unicef has raised over £38m to help give children all over the world a childhood full of play. Soccer Aid for Unicef 2019, at Stamford Bridge, raised a record breaking £7.9m.
100 per cent of all public donations go towards Unicef, supporting the charity's vital work helping children everywhere grow up happy, healthy and able to play.
Soccer Aid for Unicef co-founder and Unicef UK Ambassador Robbie Williams said: “It is a privilege to be a part of this game. I’ve been to parts of the world where this money goes and seen how desperately the assistance is needed by children – it brought me to tears. We can all help play a small part in making things better with Soccer Aid on Saturday 6 June at Old Trafford.”
Usain Bolt said: “This will be the third time I have played in Soccer Aid for Unicef – I’ve won one and lost one, so this is the best of three! Playing at Old Trafford is extremely special. It’s a world-class stadium and the atmosphere is always incredible. This year the game is on a Saturday night, so we hope that makes it easier for even more families to come and watch us. I got my first goal last year and am hungry for more!”
Olly Murs said: “It hurt so much watching the game last year, seeing the Soccer Aid World XI FC take back the shield. I’m determined that won’t happen this year at Old Trafford with me back playing for England again. I am fighting fit and well overdue my first Soccer Aid goal, so hopefully my new knee will get me that!”
Collette Roche, Chief Operating Officer, Manchester United said: “Manchester United is delighted to be hosting the world’s biggest charity football match at Old Trafford this summer. Soccer Aid for Unicef 2020 will bring two star-studded teams back to the Theatre of Dreams for the seventh time. We look forward to welcoming the football family for an enjoyable fixture, which raises funds and awareness for a fantastic cause.”
To find out more and book your tickets, visit www.manutd.com/socceraid.