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North West sports stars sign up for Soccer Aid 2019

Stars of SoccerAid 2018 Photo: pa

A host of sports stars from the North West will be taking part in this year's SoccerAid.

Michael Owen and Jamie Carragher will return to play for England and they'll be jointly managed by former Everton manager Sam Allardyce and Good Morning presenter Susanna Reid.

The former professional footballers will come together for the annual charity match to raise money for Unicef. This year it'll be played at Chelsea's ground, Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher Credit: pa

Their rivals, Soccer Aid World XI, will be jointly managed by Harry Redknapp and GMB co-presenter Piers Morgan. That team will feature Line Of Duty's Martin Compston, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, former One Direction star Niall Horan and ex-Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, among other stars.

Sprinter Usain Bolt returns for SoccerAid 2019 Credit: pa
Credit: pa