Soccer Aid for Unicef is back for 2019 with a brand new venue and exciting line-up of superstars. This year's exclusive event will see England go up against the Soccer Aid World XI on Sunday June 16. The game will be played at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge for the first time and see two teams of the nation’s favourite celebrities and sporting stars - plus some of football’s best-loved legends - playing out 90 unmissable minutes (or more!) to raise money to keep children happy, healthy and able to play around the world. Just like children should. You can buy tickets NOW to secure your seat for this incredible event at socceraid.org.uk/tickets ! When and where is the game taking place? This year's match takes place on Sunday June 16 at Chelsea 's 41,000-capacity Stamford Bridge stadium in London. It's a 7.30pm kick-off under the magic of the floodlights. Which TV channel is Soccer Aid 2019 on? The match will be broadcast live on ITV and STV. The show will feature all the build-up … [Read more...] about Soccer Aid 2019 tickets and players: Everything you need to know about the world’s biggest celebrity football match
Soccer Aid for Unicef is back for 2019 with an all-star England team going up against the Soccer Aid World XI on Sunday June 16. The game will be played at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge for the first time and see two line-ups of the nation’s favourite celebrities and sporting stars - plus some of football’s best-loved legends - playing out 90 unmissable minutes (or more!) to raise money to help children grow up happy, healthy and able to play. Just like children should. This year, Soccer Aid for Unicef will raise money through people watching the match and donating - plus from the nationwide Soccer Aid for Unicef Great Big Kickabout , which is happening from 14-16 June. Sign up using the form below. Childhood should be one endless playtime. But around the world, disease, conflict, hunger and poverty are disrupting play for millions of kids. No muddy knees, no hide-and-seek, no kickabouts. But play matters. It makes us who we are. We know now that our brains grow much earlier … [Read more...] about Who is playing at Soccer Aid 2019 for Unicef – and where will the money raised go this year?
Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Kem Cetinay scored a late equaliser to ensure Soccer Aid was decided by a penalty shootout for the second successive year, as Rest of the World won on spot kicks. The Love Island star produced a moment of magic to cut inside John Terry and curl a shot past David Harewood in the England goal to pull ROW level with minutes of normal time remaining. ROW goalkeeper Nicky Byrne then saved the decisive kick from comedian Lee Mack in the shootout to confirm victory for his side. The Westlife singer had already denied Body Coach Joe Wicks in the shootout, before Mark Wright sent his penalty wide. England let a two-goal lead slip, after taking a commanding position thanks to a Jeremy Lynch brace in the first half. The free-styler grabbed his first after following up a Rachel Yankee volley to side-foot home, before swivelling in the box to fire past Julio Cesar for his second. But … [Read more...] about Soccer Aid 2019: England 2-2 Rest of World XI (1-3 pens) – ROW win on penalties
Chelsea are on the brink of clinching the signing of Ross Barkley after making a new bid for the Everton midfielder. The Blues could even complete the signing on Friday after talks accelerated over a deal believed to be worth in the region of £15million, amid suggestions Barkley was in London on Thursday. Telegraph Sport revealed last week that Chelsea had grown increasingly confident they could land Barkley this month, even though he turned them down at the end of the summer transfer window. Tottenham have also been chasing Barkley since the summer, but chairman Daniel Levy had hoped to set up a deal to sign the 24-year-old on a free transfer at the end of the season when his Everton contract expires. Chelsea, though, are prepared to pay to take Barkley immediately and Sam Allardyce on Thursday admitted that Everton remained resigned to losing him. … [Read more...] about Chelsea on brink of signing Ross Barkley after making new bid for Everton midfielder
1) Van Dijk finally making his Liverpool bow If there is one message that Jürgen Klopp has to drum into his defenders before Friday night’s Merseyside derby, it is to resist the temptation to place their hands on any Everton attackers in their own area. Manage that and Liverpool should be capable of extinguishing the frustration of last month’s draw with Sam Allardyce’s side, when Dejan Lovren conceded a late penalty with a needless and clumsy push on Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Klopp turned on plenty of people after the game – even a member of Everton’s press team was in the firing line after Wayne Rooney’s penalty – but Lovren was the real culprit and it is telling that Liverpool have bolstered their defence by spending £75m on Virgil van Dijk. Having scored once in their past four matches, Everton could find goals even harder to come by if Van Dijk is ready to make his debut. Jacob Steinberg Klopp expects Coutinho to return against … [Read more...] about FA Cup third round: 10 things to look out for this weekend