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Soccer Aid 2023: How to get tickets as England XI takes shape

Stars including Paddy McGuinness, Lee Mack and Jill Scott will play in the charity football match

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Alex Scott and Dermot O'Leary with the Soccer Aid trophy
Alex Scott and Dermot O'Leary will host Soccer Aid 2023. (Unicef/Soccer Aid Productions/Stella Pictures)

Charity football match Soccer Aid is back for another year.

TV stars, musicians and athletes will line up with football legends for the annual Unicef fundraiser at Old Trafford in Manchester.

Here's everything you need to know about Soccer Aid 2023, including the full teams.

When is Soccer Aid 2023?

This year's Soccer Aid will take place at Old Trafford, home to Manchester United, on Saturday, 11 June.

The England team, who have not won the event since 2018, will be captained by Euro 2022 and I'm a Celebrity winner Jill Scott. She said: "The Euros, The Jungle and now Soccer Aid for Unicef – it's the holy trinity! I've won two of them, so just need Soccer Aid now to complete the treble!"

Soccer Aid 2023 line-up
The England team will be captained by Jill Scott. (Unicef/Soccer Aid Productions/Stella Pictures)

Other stars in the Three Lions squad include Loki star Tom Hiddleston, ex-Top Gear presenter Paddy McGuinness, singer Liam Payne, presenter and actor Danny Dyer and athlete Sir Mo Farah. They will play alongside retired Three Lions footballers such as Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Jermain Defoe and Karen Carney.

The World XI team boasts former pros Roberto Carlos, Francesco Totti and Nani, plus Olympic icon Usain Bolt, Dragons' Den star Steven Bartlett and Love Island's Tommy Fury. They will be managed by incoming Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino, ex-Tottenham striker Robbie Keane and Line of Duty star Martin Compston.

Lee Mack scores the winning penalty at Soccer Aid 2022
Lee Mack scored the winning penalty at Soccer Aid 2022. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Last year's game saw the World XI triumph on penalties at London's Olympic Stadium, with comic Lee Mack scoring the decisive spot-kick after a 2-2 draw.

Soccer Aid has raised more than £75m for humanitarian charity Unicef since it was created in 2006 by Robbie Williams and Jonathan Wilkes.

How can I watch it?

The game will be shown live on ITV and ITVX, and on STV in Scotland. Coverage will be hosted by Dermot O'Leary and Lionesses legend Alex Scott.

Can I buy tickets?

Tickets for Soccer Aid 2023 are on sale now via See Tickets. Prices start from £10 for children and £20 for adults.

Who's in the England team?

The full teams will be released as the match draws closer, but here are the confirmed names so far:

England players line up before Soccer Aid 2022
The England team at last year's charity game. (Zac Goodwin/PA Images via Getty Images)


  • Alex Brooker

  • Asa Butterfield

  • Bugzy Malone

  • Chunkz

  • Danny Dyer

  • Joel Corry

  • Liam Payne

  • Paddy McGuinness

  • Scarlette Douglas

  • Sir Mo Farah

  • Tom Grennan

  • Tom Hiddleston


  • David James

  • Eni Aluko

  • Gary Cahill

  • Gary Neville

  • Jack Wilshere

  • Jermain Defoe

  • Jill Scott (captain)

  • Karen Carney

  • Nicky Butt

  • Paul Scholes

Managers and coaches

  • Emma Hayes

  • Harry Redknapp

  • Stormzy

  • Vicky McClure

Who's in the World XI team?

Rest of the World XI players celebrate with the trophy after Soccer Aid 2022
Rest of the World XI players celebrate with the trophy. (Photo by Zac Goodwin/PA Images via Getty Images)


  • Kem Cetinay

  • Lee Mack

  • Leon Edwards

  • Maisie Adam

  • Mo Gilligan

  • Noah Beck

  • Sam Claflin

  • Steven Bartlett

  • Tommy Fury

  • Usain Bolt (captain)


  • Ben Foster

  • Francesco Totti

  • Gabriel Batistuta

  • Heather O'Reilly

  • Kaylyn Kyle

  • Nani

  • Roberto Carlos

Managers and coaches

  • Martin Compston

  • Mauricio Pochettino

  • Robbie Keane

Watch: Soccer Aid for Unicef 2023 launch video

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