Soccer Aid for UNICEF returns for its 2021 edition with a star-studded line-up for the huge annual charity event.
Created by Robbie Williams in 2006, this year’s competition between the England and World XI teams will take place at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium for the first time ever.
This year also marks the 10th Soccer Aid for UNICEF game, which sees professionals and celebrities competing alongside one another in an 11-a-side match.
Here’s everything you need to know from how to watch it, the kick-off time , who is in the line-up and the managers.
What time is Soccer Aid 2021 kick-off?
Soccer Aid kicks off at 7.30pm on Saturday, September 4, at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium.
It is the first time the game has taken place on a Saturday.
What TV channel is Soccer Aid 2021 on? What about live streaming?
Tickets for the event have sold out but you can tune in on ITV and STV as the Soccer Aid match is being broadcast live.
Coverage starts on ITV from 6.30pm, with kick-off set for 7.30pm.
Soccer Aid will stay on air until 10pm.
Those wishing to live stream the game can do so via the ITV Hub.
Who are the Soccer Aid managers?
England’s managers for this year’s event are David Seaman, Micah Richards, and Sven-Göran Eriksson.
Soccer Aid’s World XI manager is Harry Redknapp, alongside Judy Murray and Robbie Keane.
Who’s playing in the Soccer Aid 2021 teams?
There have been a few changes to the teams, with Paddy McGuinness being a late withdrawal due to an injury.
He announced he would have to miss the charity event just hours before kick-off and is being replaced in England’s goal by Joel Dommett.
It came after Roman Kemp withdrew due to a positive Covid-19 test.
The Capital FM Radio DJ tweeted: “I’m absolutely gutted. I’ve had a positive test come through so I won’t be playing at @SoccerAid.
“I’ll be cheering from a sofa and hope that everyone donates as much as they can for the cause.”
He added: “Come on Soccer Aid World XI FC!”
Earlier in the week, professional football freestyler and five-time world record holder Liv Cooke also pulled out of the event due to testing positive for Covid.
The Soccer Aid England squad
Sir Mo Farah
The Soccer Aid World XI squad
Nigel De Jong
Ingrid Moe Wold
Who is presenting Soccer Aid?
Dermot O’Leary and Alex Scott present coverage of the pro v celebrity match from Etihad Stadium, while Maya Jama will once again be adding her thoughts as a pundit.
How do you donate to Soccer Aid?
This year, every donation to Soccer Aid for UNICEF – up to £6.3million, until November 30 –is being matched by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, helping to support the health and nutrition of children around the world.
If you’d like to donate, you can do so via the website.