'Soccer Aid' 2022: Who is playing? Who are the hosts? When is it on TV?

·TV Reporter, Yahoo Entertainment UK
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Harry Redknapp, Chelcee Grimes and Alex Brooker are all signed up for Soccer Aid. (ITV)
Harry Redknapp, Chelcee Grimes and Alex Brooker are all signed up for Soccer Aid. (ITV)

Soccer Aid is back, with two celebrity-packed teams determined to win at London's Olympic Stadium.

The UNICEF fundraiser co-created by Robbie Williams has an incredible track record of drawing in famous names and 2022's match is no exception.

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Here's all you need to know about what's happening in Soccer Aid 2022.

When is Soccer Aid 2022 on TV?

This year's match is set to air on ITV on Sunday, 12 June from 6.30pm.

It is being played at the London Stadium, the home of the London 2012 Olympics, and will mark the 10-year anniversary of Soccer Aid regular Usain Bolt's victory there during the Games.

Who is playing in Soccer Aid 2022?

As usual, the England team will take on the rest of the world in a celeb and sports star packed showdown.

England

Liam Payne captains the England team. (Soccer Aid)
Liam Payne captains the England team. (Soccer Aid)

Captaining the England team this year is new signing Liam Payne, who'll be joined by Damian Lewis, Alex Brooker, David Harewood, Mark Wright, Sir Mo Farah, Russell Howard and Chunkz.

Also on the England team are Teddy Sheringham, Gary Neville, Tom Grennan, Jamie Carragher, Fara Williams, Joe Cole and David James.

They'll be joined by Aitch, Mark Noble, Eni Aluko, Anita Asante and Stewart Downing.

England's management team is made up of Harry Redknapp, David Seaman, Emma Hayes and Vicky McClure.

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World

Usain Bolt makes his return to the Olympic Stadium. (Soccer Aid)
Usain Bolt makes his return to the Olympic Stadium. (Soccer Aid)

Back to captain his World team for another year is Usain Bolt, this time playing alongside Martin Compston, Mo Gilligan, Chelcee Grimes, Patrice Evra, Steven Bartlett, Carli Lloyd and Noah Beck.

Also on the team are Lee Mack, Munya Chawawa, Kem Cetinay, Cafu, Andriy Shevchenko, Petr Cech and Roberto Carlos.

Completing the side are Mark Strong, Tom Stoltman, Andrea Pirlo, Heather O'Reilly and Dimitar Berbatov.

The World management team is Arsene Wenger, Robbie Keane and Idris Elba.

Who is hosting Soccer Aid 2022?

Dermot O'Leary and Alex Scott present. (Soccer Aid)
Dermot O'Leary and Alex Scott present. (Soccer Aid)

Off the pitch, the line-up is equally starry with a top team of presenters and pundits.

Dermot O'Leary is presenting the show on Sunday and he'll be joined by Maya Jama as pundit for the match.

Meanwhile, Alex Scott will be providing expert commentary as the pitchside reporter.

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Is Robbie Williams at Soccer Aid 2022?

Robbie Williams is the co-founder of Soccer Aid. (Soccer Aid)
Robbie Williams is the co-founder of Soccer Aid. (Soccer Aid)

Robbie Williams was responsible for setting up Soccer Aid in the first place, and while his playing days look to be behind him now, he still takes a big role in making the fundraiser a success.

As well as signing up celebrity pals for the teams, this year he will perform his biggest hit, 'Angels', at the stadium.

More than 60,000 fans will be there to see Williams take to the stage, which he said he couldn't be more excited about.

"I already know that it is going to be one of the most special nights of my career – and I want as many of you as possible to be part of it," he said. "Tickets are selling fast, so I would urge people to snap them up while they are still available. In so doing, people will be supporting Soccer Aid for UNICEF, which has raised £60m since we started it 16-years-ago."

Soccer Aid airs on Sunday, 12 June from 6.30pm on ITV.

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