Soccer Aid 2024: Who is Kaylyn Kyle playing for World XI?

World XI's Kaylyn Kyle during a training session at Champneys Tring ahead of the Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2023 match
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Soccer Aid is back with top celebrities and former professional players taking part in the charity match. Thousands of fans have snatched up tickets to watch the two teams, made up of famous faces, line up and play the game in aid of charity UNICEF.

Millions of people are also expected to tune in to watch it live on ITV on Sunday night. Among those taking part is Canadian soccer player Kaylyn Kyle.

The midfielder is back again for her second Soccer Aid stint with the World XI team and will be joined by the likes of Usain Bolt, (Captain), Lee Mack, Roman Kemp, Diamond, Maisie Adam and Jesus Perez (coach).

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Kaylyn had a successful career with the women's national soccer team in Canada, winning a bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. The star announced her retirement from international competition via social media in April 2017.

She started out with the Vancouver Whitecaps, who she played with for six seasons, and went on to play for Swedish team Piteå IF, Seattle Reign FC, Houston Dash and Orlando Pride during her club career.

Kaylyn, 35, has now turned her hand to broadcasting and has joined the line-up for Apple TV's soccer streaming service.

She will play alongside teammates Martin Compston, Theo Baker, Tommy Fury, Eden Hazard Roberto Carlos, Kaylyn Kyle, John Obi Mikel, Jason Manford, Petr Cech, Patrice Evra and Michel Essein.

The World XI team will be looking to claim their sixth victory in a row over the England team in 2018.

Players for the England team include Sir Mo Farah and Steven Bartlett joining footballing legends Jermain Defoe, Jill Scott (Captain), David James (Professional Goalkeeper), Gary Cahill, Joe Cole and Karen Carney.

There will also be stars Sam Thompson, Bobby Brazier, Eden Hazard, Stuart Broad, Miniminter, Paddy McGuiness (Celebrity Goalkeeper), David Seaman (Goalkeeping Coach), Tom Grennan, Jack Wilshere, Alex Brooker, Erin Doherty, Steven Bartlett, Danny Dyer, Theo Walcott and Ellen White on the pitch.

Frank Lampard joins Harry Redknapp and Robbie Williams as England manager and facing them down will be Mauricio Pochettino, returning as manager for Soccer Aid World XI.

The live show will be hosted by UNICEF UK Ambassador Dermot O’Leary, who will be joined by Alex Scott with Sam Matterface and Iain Stirling commenting again.

Soccer Aid takes place on Sunday 9 June at Stamford Bridge.