OLYMPIC hero, Usain Bolt and global pop star, Robbie Williams, today announced that they will go head-to-head for the eagerly anticipated Soccer Aid for Unicef.
Usain’s Soccer Aid World XI will go up against Robbie’s England with competing teams made up of A-list stars and footballing legends set to walk out onto the Theatre of Dreams pitch this summer to take part in a game like no other.
The official launch marks the start of a series of surprise player unveilings with Robbie, Unicef UK Ambassador who co-founded and launched Soccer Aid in 2006, kicking off the excitement by playfully teasing newcomer Usain.
Over the coming weeks, the England V Soccer Aid World XI rivalry is set to intensify, with some of football’s biggest legends and celebrities set to join the line-ups.
The international friendly match will take place at Old Trafford on Sunday June 10, just four days before the FIFA World Cup in Russia begins.
Tickets are on sale today from 8am and the game will be broadcast live on ITV. Kick-off scheduled for 20:00 BST.
Usain said: “It is my dream to make it as a professional footballer, so to be able to step out onto the pitch at Old Trafford in June, and play against some of football’s biggest legends is going to be remarkable.
“I enjoy the thrill of competition in front of a crowd, so Robbie and his England team better watch out as I won’t be going easy on them
“I’ve got a pretty special celebration planned for when I score, by the way.
“My team is going to be unbeatable – and Soccer Aid for Unicef is counting on your support to make a difference to thousands of children around the world. Come and join in the fun!”
Robbie said: “Reclaiming the title for England this year is going to taste so much sweeter with Usain leading the Soccer Aid World XI.
“I can’t wait to lead out the England team in what really is a game like no other.
“With your support, we will help children in danger around the world.
Tickets for the Soccer Aid for Unicef football match are available now at www.manutd.com/socceraid or by calling 0161 444 2018 with tickets priced between £10 and £50.
For more information, visit: www.unicef.org.uk/socceraid