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Celebrity support for Manchester's Soccer Aid

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Gutted Im not @socceraid today but I have a matinee to do at the Music Box. Don't forget to donate. Come on England!!

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Soccer Aid united by 'generosity of spirit'

The huge public response to the Soccer Aid appeal shows that those watching tonight's game are united not only by a love of football but by a fantastic generosity of spirit. We will reflect that spirit by matching pound for pound from our existing aid budget all public donations, helping Unicef reach hundreds of thousands more children in east and west Africa.

– Andrew Mitchell, International Development Secretary

Celebs and ex-pros line up for Soccer Aid charity match

Two teams of celebrities, including A-list Hollywood actors and footballing superstars, will play in the Soccer Aid charity football match today.

Players on the England team include: comedians John Bishop and Paddy McGuinness, singers Olly Murs and Mark Owen, with Robbie Williams team captain.

They will be joined by former footballers Graeme Le Saux, Martin Keown, Kevin Phillips, David Seaman, Teddy Sheringham and Des Walker.

Playing for Rest of the World will be: actor Gerard Butler, former boxer Joe Calzaghe, Hollywood stars Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, James McAvoy, and Mike Myers.

They will be joined by football legends Hernan Crespo, Roy Keane, Clarence Seedorf, Jaap Stam, Edwin Van Der Sar and Freddie Ljunberg.

Take That stars join forces for Soccer Aid

Robbie Williams has unveiled Mark Owen as the latest celebrity for Soccer Aid.

The Take That star thanked his bandmate on his blog for agreeing to take part in the charity event.

The best football player that TT produced has agreed to play for England at Soccer Aid.

Mr Mark Owen shall be gracing the theatre of dreams. It just gets better and better.

Nice one Marko, see you on the training pitch in May.

Robbie signs up Mark Owen for Soccer Aid

Robbie Williams has managed to persuade Take That bandmate Mark Owen to take part in next month's Soccer Aid.

The star made the announcement on Twitter.

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"MR MARK OWEN SHALL BE GRACING THE THEATRE OF DREAMS" Read Robbie's @socceraid announcement in full here: http://t.co/fXORXZ18

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