Soccer Aid 2022: England and World XI line-ups and managers confirmed ahead of clash

England will take on Soccer Aid rivals World XI at the London Stadium in June, with a host of football legends and other celebrities attending the charity match

The World 11 won Soccer Aid 2021 at the Etihad Stadium
The World 11 won Soccer Aid 2021 at the Etihad Stadium

The lineups for football aid 2022 were presented with Arsène Wenger, Harry Redknapp and Gary Neville among the icons participating in the benefit tournament on June 12th.

Legendary former arsenal Manager Wenger will manage World XI – who won the 2021 game 3-0 – while Redknapp will take over England to raise money for UNICEF. Last year’s World XI victory leaves the two sides level on five triumphs each, leaving the right to brag at stake at the London Stadium – home of west ham – this summer.

singer Liam Payne will contain an english page captain Manchester United hero Neville, Liverpool favourite Jamie Carragher and former Chelsea playmaker Joe Colewith David Seaman working as a goalkeeping coach. Other representatives of the “hosts” are Lucien Laviscount, Tom Grennan, Chunkz, Fara Williams and Alex Brooker.

Comedian Brooker wears a prosthetic leg and becomes Soccer Aid’s first physically challenged contestant. Meanwhile, the World XI will once again be led by Olympic legend Usain Bolt. The Jamaican has ex-United defender Patrice Evra and Republic of Ireland record goalscorer Robbie Keane at his disposal, as well as Martin Compston, Mo Gilligan and Chelcee Grimes.

More participants are to be announced and the money raised from the popular friendly – which has raised over £60million since 2006 – will help UNICEF provide vaccines, tackle malnutrition and protect children in times of crisis, including war Ukraine.

Robbie Williams helped found Soccer Aid in 2006 and the superstar singer will perform his famous hit ‘Angels’ at halftime while Alex Scott, Dermot O’Leary and Maya Jama will cover the game. Former Arsenal and England defender Scott said: “How special will it be to see Usain back at the London Stadium ten years after his gold medal winning streak in 2012?

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Liam Payne will wear the armband for England


UNICEF/Soccer Aid Productions/Stella Pictures)

Usain Bolt aims for more success as World 11 captain


UNICEF/Soccer Aid Productions/Stella Pictures)

“As everyone knows I am Arsenal through and through so it will be incredible to see the boss – Mr Wenger – back in the dugout!” England skipper Payne added: “There is nothing better than England at Soccer Aid while raising funds for UNICEF. I can’t believe I get to run onto the field with some of my heroes while also raising money for such a great one. Receiving the captain’s armband is a great honor and I am fully committed to leading us to victory!”

England players and staff announced so far: Harry Redknapp (manager), Liam Payne (captain), Lucien Laviscount, Tom Grennan, Chunkz, Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Fara Williams, Joe Cole, Alex Brooker and David Seaman (goalkeeping coach).

Soccer Aid World XI players and staff announced so far: Arsene Wenger (Manager), Usain Bolt (Captain), Martin Compston, Mo Gilligan, Chelcee Grimes, Patrice Evra and Robbie Keane.

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