Soccer Aid 2020 – LIVE!
Soccer Aid returns tonight, originally rescheduled from June due to the coronavirus pandemic, as footballers and celebrities raise money for Unicef.
It’s England vs Rest of the World at Old Trafford, with Wayne Rooney returning to his old stomping ground and taking his place in the manager’s dugout to take charge of the host team.
Harry Redknapp will take charge of the visitors, and has the likes of Patrice Evra, Darren Fletcher, Robbie Keane and Claude Makelele at his disposal.
Follow the charity match for Unicef below…
That’s the first 45 done. Not a lot from England, with the opponents looking the most likely.
That was, genuinely, something very special. He really does love this game.
44min: Terry goes through Kem with a tough, though fair, challenge. The Love Island star has impressed on the right wing.
Someone could be in trouble.
For ROW, Love Island’s Kem is now on.
John Terry just ran the full length on the pitch, only to slip at the crucial moment.
The full-back shapes to cross but disguises a low effort towards the near post, which spins narrowly wide.
29min: Another sub for England, as Filly replaces Jones.
25min: Half a chance for ROW from the corner, but Kennedy’s snap shot is hacked clear.
Mark Wright and John Terry exchanging words on the way back onto the pitch.
Evra is again on the prowl further back and spots the freestyler’s run into the area and finds him, but Wes Brown matches him stride for stride to block the effort.
The impressive Lynch has the left wing all to himself before cutting back for the Chelsea legend, who’s first-time effort is very high and very wide.
17min: Grimes pounces on a defensive error as the ball fizzes into the area, but James is off his line quickly to smother.
Chunkz is coming on, rubbing his palms together in anticipation.
A ball is whipped in well, low and from the left flank, but ROW clear.
9min: It’s fair to say that Tom Davis is more Berbatov than Mbappe.
Evra again involved, working it on his favoured left, before rolling the ball to Lynch for a pop, but England close down the ball well.
Essien steps over the ball… but his effort is, quite frankly, woeful.
We’re under way after the players and match officials take a knee.
But first we are treated to a poem from the great Tony Walsh.
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How to watch
TV channel: The match will be broadcast on ITV, with coverage starting at 6.30pm.
Live stream: UK users can watch the game live online on the ITV Hub.
England squad: Olly Murs (captain), James Bay, Liv Cooke, Tom Davis, Joel Dommett, Marvin Humes, Danny Jones, Lee Mack, Joe Wicks, Mark Wright, Wes Brown, Katie Chapman, Andy Cole, Ashley Cole, Joe Cole, David James, Kelly Smith
England manager: Wayne Rooney/Sam Allardyce (co-managers)
Rest of the World squad: Kem Cetinay, Santan Dave, Chelcee Grimes, Roman Kemp, Dermot Kennedy, DJ Locksmith, Jeremy Lynch, Jason Manford, Ore Oduba, Iain Stirling, Billy Wingrove, Patrice Evra, Julie Fleeting, Darren Fletcher, Robbie Keane, Claude Makelele, Lianne Sanderson
Rest of the World manager: Harry Redknapp
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