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Mourinho to manage England team at Soccer Aid

Jose Mourinho. Credit: PA

Jose Mourinho will manage the England team alongside Sam Allardyce, with Leicester's high-flying boss Claudio Ranieri taking charge of the Rest of The World for this year’s Soccer Aid charity match.

Mourinho says: "I want to be the first one to win the Soccer Aid trophy for both teams, England and the Rest of the World.

"Sam and I will make a very good partnership and it will be a great feeling for Claudio to finally lose a match! I hope the organisers can help me now with an English passport!!"

The two star-studded squads will go head to head live on ITV on Sunday 5th June at Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium, in aid of Unicef.

Visit ITV's Soccer Aid website for full details


Soccer Aid 2016 sees stars come out again for Unicef

Comedian Jack Whitehall is taking part in Soccer Aid for the second time. Credit: PA

Soccer Aid's tenth anniversary match will take place at Old Trafford on Sunday 5th June, it was announced today.

Some familiar faces are set to return for the charity match, held in aid of children's organisation Unicef, including pop star Robbie Williams, actor Michael Sheen and comedian Jack Whitehall.

Soccer Aid 2016 will be shown live on ITV, and tickets are available now. For more information, visit ITV's Soccer Aid website.

Celebrities kick off for Soccer Aid charity match

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.

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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