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Liam Payne, Olly Murs and Roman Kemp confirmed for Soccer Aid FIFA tournament

Liam Payne, Olly Murs and Roman Kemp are among the big names who will take part in a live, online FIFA tournament which will raise funds for the Unicef charity.

Due to the corona-virus pandemic, the usual Soccer Aid tournament is unable to place, but instead, organisers have teamed up with the EA Sports FIFA Twitch channel will live stream a special event on Saturday 27 June at 5pm (UK time).

Playing across 8 online games, competitors also include James McAvoy, Liv Clarke, Mo Farrah, Usain Bolt and Robbie Williams. Games will be hosted by Mark Wright, Maya Jama, Iain Sterling, Laura Whitmore and Jessie Ware.

Usain Bolt said: “I’m excited to be able to captain the side again, albeit in a slightly different setting. It’s incredible to see Soccer Aid World XI FC in the game and I can’t wait to get going in eSoccer Aid for Unicef playing with the team. I’m looking forward to seeing Robbie and catching up with him as we play. I hope everyone enjoys watching and remembers to donate!”

The night’s fixtures will take place as follows:

Fixture 1 at 5:20pm: Tekkz v Ollelito

Fixture 2 at 5:55pm: Liam Payne v James McAvoy (hosted by Jessie Ware)

Fixture 3 at 6:30pm: Jeremy Lynch v Billy Lingrove (hosted by Laura Whitmore)

Fixture 4 at 7:05pm: Liv Cooke v Elz the Witch (hosted by Laura Whitmore)

Fixture 5 at 7:40pm: Sir Mo Farah v Iain Stirling (hosted by Maya Jama)

Fixture 6 at 8:15pm: Olly Murs v Roman Kemp (hosted by Maya Jama)

Fixture 7 at 8:5opm: TBC v TBC (hosted by Mark Wright)

Fixture 8 at 9:25pm: Robbie Williams v Usain Bolt (hosted by Iain Stirling)

For more details go to https://www.twitch.tv/easportsfifa

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