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Celebrities kick off for Soccer Aid charity match

Paddy McGuinnes, John Bishop and Robbie Williams celebrate after 2012's Soccer Aid.
Paddy McGuinnes, John Bishop and Robbie Williams celebrate after 2012's Soccer Aid. Credit: Dave Howarth/PA Archive

Celebrities such as Jack Whitehall, Mark Owen, James McAvoy and Michael Sheen will be taking to the pitch at Old Trafford this evening for Soccer Aid.

The celebrity football match sees Team England face off against a Rest of the World side, with all the proceeds going to Unicef.

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Gordon Ramsay released from hospital with 'sore back' after Soccer Aid tackle

Gordon Ramsay was given oxygen and carried off the pitch at Old Trafford for Soccer Aid last night as concerned stars looked on. Credit: Dave Howarth/PA Wire

A spokesperson for Gordon Ramsay says the celebrity chef was released from hospital in the early hours of this morning.

Mr Ramsay sustained an injury following a tough Teddy Sheringham tackle during last night's Soccer Aid charity match.

The spokesperson said:

“Gordon was taken to hospital after injuring his back during the game.

"He was released after receiving treatment and although he’s in pain today, there shouldn’t be any long term damage.

"He would like to thank the medical team at the ground and the hospital for the excellent care he received.”

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