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Soccer Aid For Unicef 2019

  • Episode: 

    1 of 1

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sun 16 Jun 2019
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    6.30pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 25 2019 : Sat 15 Jun - Fri 21 Jun
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    Returning
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Soccer Aid for Unicef kicks off on ITV, with Usain Bolt, Niall Horan, Piers Morgan, Susanna Reid, Rita Ora and more
 
 
- Soccer Aid for Unicef takes place on Sunday 16th June at London’s Stamford Bridge Stadium, and broadcast exclusively live on ITV and STV from 6:30pm
 
- Good Morning Britain hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid go head to head, with players including Usain Bolt, Niall Horan, Mark Wright, Joe Wicks and more
 
- Award-winning singer, fashion designer and TV star Rita Ora will perform an exclusive set live at half time
 
- The match includes female players for the first time, featuring ex-England internationals Katie Chapman and Rachel Yankey and ex-Brazilian internationals Franzinha and Rosana
 
- To donate visit socceraid.org.uk/donate – every £1 you donate will be matched by the UK government
 
 
Soccer Aid for Unicef is kicking off live Sunday 16th June from 6.30pm exclusively on ITV and STV.
 
Returning to London for the first time in over a decade, the star-studded event will take place at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge Stadium and features a host of stars from the world of entertainment and football. Soccer Aid for Unicef will be broadcast live on ITV and STV, and is produced by Initial.  
 
Soccer Aid for Unicef is more than just a match, the show will be presented by Dermot O’Leary, with Kirsty Gallacher lining up as official pitch-side reporter. 
 
Battling it out on the pitch on the England squad will be legends Michael Owen, Joe Cole, David Seaman, Glen Johnson, Jamie Redknapp, John Terry, and – for the first time ever – female players Katie Chapman and Rachel Yankey. They’ll be joined by celebrities Sir Mo Farah, Mark Wright, David Harewood, Joe Wicks, F2 Freestyler Jeremy Lynch, Ben Shepherd, Lee Mack, Marvin Humes, Ant Middleton and Danny Jones, all under the watchful eye of co-managers Susanna Reid and Sam Allardyce. 
 
Hoping to claim back the trophy for the Soccer Aid World XI are legends Didier Drogba, Eric Cantona, Robbie Keane, Michael Essien, Ricardo Carvalho, Roberto Carlos, Robert Pires, and Brazilian ex-internationals Franzinha and Rosana. They’ll be joined by stars Usain Bolt, Niall Horan, James McAvoy, Danny O’Carroll, Nicky Byrne, F2 Freestyler Billy Wingrove, Kem Cetinay, Locksmith, Jack Savoretti, Roman Kemp and Martin Compston, taking their orders from Harry Redknapp and Piers Morgan.
 
For the first time ever, the match will feature an exclusive half-time performance from Unicef UK Ambassador Rita Ora, who also features in one of this year’s short films highlighting the work made possible through donations to Soccer Aid for Unicef, and why the donations are needed more than ever. Films with fellow Unicef UK Ambassadors James Nesbitt, and Olivia Colman, and supporters David Harewood, Gemma Chan, and Sanjeev Bhasker will also be shown throughout the show, showing how Soccer Aid for Unicef helps defend play for every child. 
 
Commentary will come from the legendary Clive Tyldesley.
 
Soccer Aid for Unicef is defending play for every child. The monies raised will go towards Unicef’s vital work protecting children in danger around the world. £30 million has already been raised by Soccer Aid for Unicef since its inception in 2006. Every pound donated to Soccer Aid for Unicef until 23 July 2019 will be matched by the UK government, doubling the difference you make to children’s lives.