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Soccer Aid line-ups: Who's playing in the charity football match?

The star-studded England team includes Marvel's Tom Hiddleston, Danny Dyer and Liam Payne

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 alongside football legends for the annual Unicef fundraiser at Old Trafford in Manchester.

Ahead of this weekend's star-studded game, 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, this Sunday, 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 and managed by rapper Stormzy.

England's Tom Grennan, Sir Mo Farah and Tom Hiddleston training for Soccer Aid 2023
England's Tom Grennan, Sir Mo Farah and Tom Hiddleston during a training session. (David Davies/PA Images via Getty Images)

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.

Musician Tom Grennan, who is also in the England line-up, will give a live half-time performance of his song Here.

The World XI team boasts Olympic icon Usain Bolt, Dragons' Den star Steven Bartlett and Love Island's Tommy Fury, plus former pros Roberto Carlos, Francesco Totti and Nani. Their management team includes Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino and Line of Duty star Martin Compston.

World XI's Usain Bolt during a training session for Soccer Aid 2023
The fastest man in history, Usain Bolt, will play for the World XI. (David Davies/PA Images via 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?

Soccer Aid 2023 will be shown live on ITV and ITVX, and on STV in Scotland, from 6.30pm on Sunday. Coverage will be hosted by This Morning presenter Dermot O'Leary and Lionesses legend Alex Scott.

A post-match special, Soccer Aid: Extra Time, will air on ITV4 and ITVX at 10pm, with presenters Jermaine Jenas and Joelah Noble bringing viewers all the fallout and celebrations from the game.

Can I buy tickets?

The last remaining tickets for Soccer Aid 2023 are on sale now via See Tickets.

Who's in the England team?

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

  • David Seaman

  • 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

  • Hernan Crespo

  • Kaylyn Kyle

  • Nani

  • Patrice Evra

  • Roberto Carlos

Managers and coaches

  • Martin Compston

  • Mauricio Pochettino

  • Melanie C

  • Robbie Keane

Watch: Soccer Aid for Unicef 2023 launch video