When is Soccer Aid 2018? Date, kick-off time and venue ahead of charity match

Soccer Aid is back as stars from the world of sport, music and television grace Old Trafford for the charity football extravaganza.

Robbie Williams returns to lead his all-star England XI.

And this time he’ll be up against the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt.

The legendary Jamaican sprint king, who hung up his spikes in London last summer, will captain the Rest of the World XI at the home of his beloved Manchester United on June 10.

In 2016, England celebrated a 3-2 win courtesy of goals by former The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright and Jermain Defoe, who scored twice.

It will be the seventh time the event has been staged, each coinciding with a major tournament starting from 2006 when the first Soccer Aid was played ahead of the World Cup.

As we look ahead to this year’s offering, all in aid of UNICEF, here is everything you need to know…

When is it and where is it being played?

June 10 at Old Trafford, Manchester.

What time will it kick-off?

The scheduled kick-off time is 8pm (BST).

What channel is it on and can I live stream it?

The game will be broadcast live on ITV and therefore should be available to stream to UK licence fee payers online and via the ITV Player app.

When are tickets on sale?

Tickets are available to buy now, priced between £10-£50. Hospitality packages are available too.

To buy tickets online, go to: www.manutd.com/socceraid

Or you can call: 0161 444 2018

Who are the confirmed celebrities playing?

So, far just Robbie Williams (England) and Usain Bolt (Rest of the World).

The likes of Will Ferrell, Wood Harrelson, Mike Myers have played before. Not to mention footballing royalty such as Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldinho.

And Soccer Aid organisers are promising this year’s line-up will be ‘bigger and better than ever’.

What are the line-ups?


-Robbie Williams

-Olly Murs

-Mo Farah

-Paddy McGuinness

-Michael Owen

-Mark Wright

-Joe Wicks

-David Seaman

-Phil Neville

-Danny Murphy

-Jamie Redknapp

-Robbie Fowler

Rest of the World

-Usain Bolt

-Clarence Seedorf

-Robert Pires

-Gordon Ramsey

-Brendan Cole

-Yaya Touré

– Jaap Stam

– Patrick Kluivert

– Edwin van der Sar

*Full teams will be published as soon as they are announced

Who are the managers?

The bosses are yet to be announced – but as soon as we know, we will update you.

Last time out Everton manager Sam Allardyce was helped by Jose Mourinho in charge of England, while Premier League-winning former Leicester City chief Claudio Ranieri took care of the Rest of the World team.

When were the previous Soccer Aid games and who won?


England 2-1 Rest of the World (Old Trafford, 71,960)


England 4-3 Rest of the World (Wembley, 45,000)


Rest of the World 2-2 England (7-6 on pens – Old Trafford, 65,493)


England 3-1 Rest of the World (Old Trafford, 67,346)


Rest of the World 4-2 England (Old Trafford, 65,574)


England 3-2 Rest of the World (Old Trafford, 70,000)

What are the latest match odds?

To win:

England 5/4

Rest of the World 11/10

Goalscorer market

Usain Bolt 1/2 to score any time

* Odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com

Who will win Soccer Aid 2018?


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