Martin Compston teams up with Celtic hero on Soccer Aid team to take on England

The squads for this year’s Soccer Aid match between England and the rest of the world have been announced.

Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher will once again put on their boots for the English team and take on Scottish actor Martin Compston and the former Celtic striker as well as other football and entertainment celebrities.

The world’s fastest man Usain Bolt is returning for a charity match and will also play for the Rest of the World team led by legendary ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

Duty Line star Compston, a huge Hoops fan, will line up with one of his former heroes in Robbie Keane.

Keane scored 393 goals in 883 games for Tottenham, Coventry, Celtic and Ireland.

Manchester United icon Patrice Evra will also represent the World XI.

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Along with Neville and Carragher, there are the likes of Joe Cole and singer Liam Payne, and the latter will be team captain.

The event will be hosted by former England international Alex Scott and TV presenter Maya Jama.

During the break, pop star and Soccer Aid co-creator Robbie Williams will sing his 1997 hit “Angels” to the audience.

He said, “I already know this is going to be one of the most special nights of my career and I want as many of you as possible to be a part of it.

“Tickets are selling fast so I encourage people to buy them while they’re still available.”

Since its inception in 2006, Soccer Aid has featured some of the world’s biggest sports stars and celebrities.

Zinedine Zidane, Henrik Larsson and the late Diego Maradona graced the pitch with the charity Unicef.

Actors and musicians such as Will Ferrell and Serge Pizzorno also appeared.

Since its inception, Soccer Aid has raised over £60 million for UNICEF to help children around the world.

This year’s charity event was EXCITED with Stamford Bridge Chelsea.

It comes after the stars reportedly complained about the use of the venue following UK government sanctions against Blues owner Roman Abramovich.

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So far, the England team has announced: Harry Redknapp (manager), Liam Payne (captain), Lucien Laviscount, Tom Grennan, Chunks, Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Farah Williams, Joe Cole, Alex Brooker, David Seaman (goalkeeping coach).

At the moment, the World XI has been announced: Arsene Wenger (manager), Usain Bolt (captain), Martin Compston, Mo Gilligan, Chelsea Grimes, Patrice Evra, Robbie Keane.


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