Soccer Aid 2024 kick off time as England take on World XI in charity game

Frank Lampard during a training session at Champneys Tring ahead of the Soccer Aid
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It's the big one on Sunday night, when, after a week of training, England take on Rest of the World at Soccer Aid 20024.

A massive fundraiser for nearly two decades now, having been launched by music icon Robbi Williams and best mate Jonathan Wilkes back in 2006, Soccer Aid has so far raised over £90 million for UNICEF and this year, all the stars involved are hoping to escalate that total to in the region of £100m.

Things haven't been going so well for England in the last few years, with their winless run extending to six, as the Rest of the World continue to take spoils; although there have been a few close encounters. There's a change in location for this year, with Soccer Aid moving from Old Trafford in Manchester to Chelsea's home ground of Stamford Bridge.

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And some new stars are going to be featuring for both England and the Rest of the World, with I'm A Celebrity winner Sam Thompson over the moon to be making his Soccer Aid debut, sharing a team sheet with ex Premier League stars like Joe Cole, Theo Wolcott and Jack Wilshire.

What time does Soccer Aid kick off?

Kick off at Stamford Bridge is at 7.30pm, with coverage on ITV starting at 6pm and running for four hours. The hosting and commentary team will feature the likes of Dermot O'Leary and Alex Scott, with half time entertainment provided by chart star Tom Walker.

The famous faces won't just be confined to the pitch either as both England and the Rest of the World have some big names amongst their coaching staff. For England it's Frank Lampard, Harry Redknapp, Robbie Williams, Vicky McClure, David Seaman, while Mauricio Pochettino, Jesus Perez, Robbie Keane, Billy Wingrove, Toni Jiminez are doing the job for Rest of the World