Soccer Aid 2024: Kick-off Time, Viewing Locations, Players, and Mauricio Pochettino's Return to Stamford Bridge - Leading the World XI


Soccer Aid is back! – with the huge charity game returning to Stamford Bridge for the first time since 2019.

England will host the Soccer Aid World XI in the West London stadium, which will see a valiant return of former Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino since being axed by the club in May. 

Pochettino’s side will face an England side led by another Chelsea legend Frank Lampard as The Three Lions will be desperate to register a win since they haven’t won the charity football game since 2018. 

Here is everything you need to know about Soccer Aid 2024 including date, time, where to watch and who is involved. 

Former Midfielder and Women's Euro winner with the Lionesses, Jill Scott will captain this year's England side under Frank Lampard's management

Former Midfielder and Women’s Euro winner with the Lionesses, Jill Scott will captain this year’s England side under Frank Lampard’s management 

Former Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino will return to manage at Stamford Bridge after getting axed by the Blues in May to lead the Soccer Aid World XI against England

Former Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino will return to manage at Stamford Bridge after getting axed by the Blues in May to lead the Soccer Aid World XI against England

The World XI squad won last year's game, completing an impressive comeback to win the game 4-2

The World XI squad won last year’s game, completing an impressive comeback to win the game 4-2

 When is Soccer Aid 2024?

This years Soccer Aid will be played in Stamford Bridge on Sunday, June 9. 

The 2024 edition of the charity game is scheduled to get underway at 7:30pm.  

Where can I watch Soccer Aid 2024?

Soccer Aid will be shown live on free-to-air TV once again.

The game will be broadcast live on ITV1 in England and Wales and STV in Scotland.

For those on the move, the game will also be available to be streamed on ITVX. 

Line ups

England Manager: Frank Lampard (Co-Manager), Harry Redknapp (Co-Manager), Robbie Williams (Co-Manager), David Seaman (Goalkeeping Coach)

England Squad:  

Legends: Jill Scott (Captain), Gary Cahill, Karen Carney, Joe Cole, Jermain Defoe, David James, Theo Walcott, Ellen White, Jack Wilshere

Celebrities: Steven Bartlett, Bobby Brazier, Stuart Broad, Alex Brooker, Erin Doherty, Danny Dyer, Sir Mo Farah, Tom Grennan, Eddie Hearn, Tom Hiddleston, Paddy McGuinness, Miniminter, Sam Quek, Sam Thompson

Soccer Aid founder Robbie Williams will co-manage England alongside managerial legends Frank Lampard and Harry Redknapp

Soccer Aid founder Robbie Williams will co-manage England alongside managerial legends Frank Lampard and Harry Redknapp 

World XI Management: Mauricio Pochettino (Manager), Jesus Perez (Coach)

World XI squad

Legends: Eden Hazard, Roberto Carlos, Petr Cech, Patrice Evra, John Obi Mikel, Michael Essien, Alessandro Del Piero, Kheira Hamraoui, Olga Garcia, Kaylyn Kyle

Celebrities: Usain Bolt (Captain), Maisie Adam, Theo Baker, Tony Bellew, Martin Compston, Diamond, Tommy Fury, Roman Kemp, Lee Mack, Jason Manford, Emmett J Scanlan, Micheal Ward, Tion Wayne 

Fan favourite Usain Bolt will captain Pochettino's World XI side this year

Fan favourite Usain Bolt will captain Pochettino’s World XI side this year

What is Soccer Aid for UNICEF and how much has it raised?

Soccer Aid for UNICEF was created in 2006 by Robbie Williams with the goal of bringing nations together to help raise money and awareness for children worldwide to help them receive the best possible start to life.

Soccer Aid is the biggest charity football match in the world and since it was created in 2006, has gone on to raise more than £90milllion for global children’s charity UNICEF.

Last year’s game which was hosted at Old Trafford, was the the most successful game on record, raising a record-breaking £14.6m.  



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