NZ rugby legend Carter signs for Soccer Aid World XI
Two-time Rugby World Cup winner Dan Carter will swap the rugby ball for the football after announcing he will take part in the Soccer Aid for Unicef match on Sunday 10th June.
One of the finest players of his generation, the 112-cap former All Black legend is the highest ever points scorer in international test match rugby.
Dan Carter, Soccer Aid World XI, said: “It took me all of about one second to say yes when I was asked to play in Soccer Aid for Unicef! I can’t wait to get out onto the Old Trafford pitch and support this fantastic cause. The last time I played in front of a big crowd in England I won the Rugby World Cup, so although the shape of the ball will be different this time I am hoping for similar success on Sunday 10th June!”
Who else is playing?
The full line-up is yet to be released, but big stars have signed up including Mo Farah, Usain Bolt, Robbie Williams, Olly Murs and Gordon Ramsay. Over the coming weeks, the England v Soccer Aid World XI team sheets will see some of football’s biggest legends and celebrities join the line-ups.
Soccer Aid has previously featured A-list stars such as Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, Mike Myers and Niall Horan, plus footballing royalty including Maradona, Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo and Ronaldinho.
When is Soccer Aid? And how do I get a ticket?
Soccer Aid is on June 10, 2018 and will be held at Old Trafford in Manchester.
Tickets are on sale now and are priced between £10 and £50.
They are available at www.manutd.com/socceraid or by calling 0161 444 2018 (calls charged at standard geographical rates)
The match will be screened live on ITV.
What does the money raised from Soccer Aid go towards?
All public donations to Soccer Aid will go towards Unicef's work protecting children in the UK and globally.
An incredible £24 million has already been raised through the event over the last 12 years.