The biggest charity football match is officially back and will take place this September at Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United. Organisers have pulled out all the stops to make sure the match can go ahead because we know it will stop coronavirus making life even tougher for vulnerable children and families everywhere. But this year, you can watch the game from the comfort of your sofa on ITV and STV, instead of in the stadium.


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Celebrities and former footballers will once again take to the pitch in an 11-a-side game between England and the Soccer Aid World XI FC. It’ll be just as competitive, just as entertaining and just as unforgettable. Jam-packed with celebrities and footballing legends, this is not a game you want to miss.

Who is playing?

An England team of celebrities and footballing legends including Wayne Rooney, Olly Murs, Mark Wright, Marvin Humes, Joe Wicks and Joel Dommett go head to head with the Soccer Aid World XI featuring Harry Redknapp, Jason Manford, Dermot Kennedy and Mo Gilligan and Iain Sterling all in aid of leading children’s charity Unicef.

How you can donate

Soccer Aid for Unicef is the world’s biggest celebrity football match, raising money to give kids the best start in life. But around the world, coronavirus is disrupting everything- it’s closing schools, stopping babies getting vital vaccines and making life in disaster zones even tougher. A whole generation of children are in danger.

Together we can help stop the spread of coronavirus and limit the impact on children’s lives. Every £1 you donate becomes £3 – up to £3 million – until 6 Oct 2020, thanks to the UK government and Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance.

Who is hosting it?

Coverage will be hosted by Dermot O’Leary and Kirsty Gallacher.

When can you watch it?

The big event will be broadcast on ITV on Sunday, September 6 at 6.30pm live from Old Trafford. You can stream it via itv hub..