Soccer Aid LIVE: England v World XI result and reaction after Eden Hazard and Ellen White score at Stamford Bridge

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England play a World XI at Soccer Aid 2024 with professional players and celebrities in action at Stamford Bridge.

Mauricio Pochettino is back, too, just weeks after being dismissed by the Blues following a season in charge and will coach up the World XI.

Joining the Argentine in the dugout will be his trusted long-time assistant Jesus Perez and Robbie Keane, fresh from guiding Maccabi Tel Aviv to a league title. England’s coaching set-up includes: Frank Lampard, Harry Redknapp, Vicky McClure, Robbie Williams, David Seaman.

England are desperately searching for victory to snap a run of five successive wins for the World XI, including last year’s 4-2 win at Old Trafford, where Kem Cetinay became Soccer Aid’s all-time leading scorer.

Follow all the latest updates from Soccer Aid 2024 below:

Soccer Aid 2024: England v World XI

  • England win Soccer Aid 2024 after scoring six goals past the World XI

  • 81 GOAL! - Walcott chips Bellew to score (ENG 6-3 WXI)

  • 76’ GOAL! - Wingrove converts from the penalty spot (ENG 5-3 WXI)

  • 73’ GOAL! - Bartlett charges down Bellew (ENG 5-2 WXI)

  • 63’ GOAL! - Defoe adds a fourth for England (ENG 4-2 WXI)

  • 53’ GOAL! - Bartlett scores with first touches after coming off the bench (ENG 3-2 WXI)

  • 30’ GOAL! White taps in the equaliser (ENG 2-2 WXI)

  • 19’ GOAL! - Del Piero adds a second after a slick move from Bolt (ENG 1-2 WXI)

  • 14’ GOAL! - Eden Hazard curls in a free kick (ENG 1-1 WXI)

  • 7’ GOAL! - Joe Cole sends England into the lead (ENG 1-0 WXI)

FT England XI 6-3 World XI

22:02 , Mike Jones

Robbie Williams announces the final total raised this evening and it’s £15,049,590. That is a monumental total huge. Since the start of Soccer Aid in 2006, more than £106m has been raised.

FT England XI 6-3 World XI

21:54 , Mike Jones

Jill Scott heads onto the stages with the whole England team, the coaches and the staff. Frank Lampard and Jill Scott lift the Soccer Aid trophy together.

The fireworks go off and the music begins to play. It’s a big win for England and a big sigh of relief that they got over the line this time around.

Full-time! England XI 6-3 World XI

21:45 , Mike Jones

90 mins: Theo Walcott fancies another one and has a go from the edge of the box. He blazes the shot over the crossbar.

It’s the last act of the game as England finally get over the line. They’ve ended a run of five years of defeat at Stamford Bridge.

England win Soccer Aid 2024.

England XI 6-3 World XI

21:39 , Mike Jones

83 mins: Gary Cahill deals with a corner ball as England look to hold onto this lead. There’s only a few minutes left to run and England are closing in on victory.

GOAL! England XI 6-3 World XI (Walcott, 81’)

21:36 , Mike Jones

81 mins: Oh naughty!

Karen Carney receives the ball in midfield and slips a perfect pass through the defence to pick out Theo Walcott. Tony Bellew comes flying off his line but Walcott is aware and chips the former world boxing champion to add a sixth for England!

England XI 5-3 World XI

21:34 , Mike Jones

79 mins: Jermain Defoe tries to get in behind but runs into trouble. Karen Carney recovers the ball but gets tackled by a back tracking Eden Hazard.

GOAL! England XI 5-3 World XI (Wingrove, 76’)

21:30 , Mike Jones

Penalty to World XI!

76 mins: Bobby Brazier pulls down Patrice Evra inside the England box and the visitors have a penalty. Bobby Wingrove steps up to take it and nestles a lovely shot into the bottom corner.

Game on.

GOAL! England XI 5-2 World XI (Bartlett, 73’)

21:29 , Mike Jones

73 mins: Lucky but brilliant from Steven Bartlett.

The World XI send the ball back to Tony Bellew who wants to boot it up the pitch. Bartlett charges him down, blokes the shot and sees the ball dribble over the line.

England lead by three!

England XI 4-2 World XI

21:24 , Mike Jones

70 mins: Ridiculous tackle from Tion Wayne who mullers Steven Bartlett to the ground as he tries to weave around the outside of the defender.

Walcott dinks the resultant free kick into the box and looks for the far post. Michael Essien drops onto the goal line, leaps into the air and nods the ball onto the crossbar!

England XI 4-2 World XI

21:22 , Mike Jones

69 mins: Usain Bolt is taken off the pitch on a stretcher. It looked as though he twisted his ankle or pulled a hamstring. From the replays it was clear were the injury happened.

Jason Manford comes on the replace him.

England XI 4-2 World XI

21:21 , Mike Jones

66 mins: Usain Bolt is receiving a bit of treatment on the pitch after being beaten by Jermain Defoe.

Robbie Williams is having a great time on the sidelines, he thinks England might have this one in the bag.

GOAL! England XI 4-2 World XI (Defoe, 63’)

21:19 , Mike Jones

63 mins: Another one! Tom Grennan brings the ball down the left before darting inside and passing to Jermain Defoe. The striker cuts past Usain Bolt who goes down with an injury as Defoe touches the ball into the box.

He looks for a pass but there’s none on so takes a shot and beats Bellew!

England XI 3-2 World XI

21:17 , Mike Jones

61 mins: Tion Wayne and Olga Garcia have been brought on for the World XI. The visitors need to create something special now as time runs away from them.

England XI 3-2 World XI

21:16 , Mike Jones

60 mins: That’s interesting.

Eddie Hearn manages to slip the ball across to Jermain Defoe who darts inside of Usain Bolt looking for an opening to shoot. He offloads the ball to Tom Grennan who shoots from range.

It’s a high, floaty effort that Tony Bellew deals with easily enough.

England XI 3-2 World XI

21:12 , Mike Jones

56 mins: Bartlett is causing all sorts of issues. He gets clipped on the edge of the box by Michael Essien and England are awarded a free kick.

Usain Bolt doesn’t want to come off for the World XI and has a chat with Mauricio Pochettino.

Jermain Defoe takes the free kick for England and whips a shot at goal, Tony Bellew gets a hand to the ball and punches it over the top of the crossbar.

GOAL! England XI 3-2 World XI (Bartlett, 53’)

21:09 , Mike Jones

53 mins: England are back in front! Steven Bartlett has only just come onto the pitch at left wing. The ball comes over to him and he dances into the box.

Theo Walcott wants it over on the opposite side of the box but Bartlett shoots, nutmegs Tony Bellew and scores!

England XI 2-2 World XI

21:07 , Mike Jones

52 mins: Steven Bartlett, Bobby Brazier, and Eddie Hearn are brought onto the pitch for England. Alex Brooker receives a big cheer as he makes way.

Hearn is making his debut at Soccer Aid. How will he get on?

England XI 2-2 World XI

21:05 , Mike Jones

51 mins: Roman Kemp rolls over his ankle as he takes on Tom Grennan who looks to weave his way into the box for England. Ashley Cole is on the pitch for England too.

They’ve got a big squad of legends on the field at the minute.

England XI 2-2 World XI

21:03 , Mike Jones

48 mins: Paddy McGuinness is into the action already and makes a decent save at his near post to keep England on level terms.

Save! Micheal Ward gets forward on the left wing and is given the ball. He flicks the ball into the middle of the box, perfectly finds Usain Bolt and watches as the captain shoots.

McGuinness is out quickly and and makes a reactionary save to turn the ball out wide.

Second half! England XI 2-2 World XI

21:01 , Mike Jones

There’s been plenty of substitutes at half-time. Robbie Keane, Diamond from Gladiators, Theo Baker and Tony Bellew are all on the pitch.

For England, Karen Carney, Theo Walcott, Jermain Defoe and Paddy McGuinness are on.

HT England XI 2-2 World XI

20:57 , Mike Jones

HT England XI 2-2 World XI

20:50 , Mike Jones

There’s now a musical act playing on the pitch, Scottish singer-songwriter Tom Walker. The second half should resume shortly.

HT England XI 2-2 World XI

20:43 , Mike Jones

Dermot O’Leary and Alex Scott have announced that the total sum raised so far for UNICEF is £6,407,623. That’s already a fantastic amount which will just keep on grwoing by the time the match finishes.

HT England XI 2-2 World XI

20:37 , Mike Jones

The celebrity goalkeepers are going to be introduced for the second half meaning Paddy McGuinness and Tony Bellew will be between the sticks.

That is certain to mean more goals.

HT England XI 2-2 World XI

20:33 , Mike Jones

And here’s the moment Ellen White made a bit more history following her record exploits with England:

HT England XI 2-2 World XI

20:29 , Mike Jones

Alessandro Del Piero adds a Soccer Aid goal to his already unbelievable collection:

HT England XI 2-2 World XI

20:25 , Mike Jones

Here’s Eden Hazard’s goal from World XI. Rolling back the years at Stamford Bridge:

HT England XI 2-2 World XI

20:22 , Mike Jones

Here’s England’s opening goal:

Half-time! England XI 2-2 World XI

20:19 , Mike Jones

45 mins: That was a really fun half of football. England took the lead through Joe Cole before Eden Hazard and Alessandro Del Piero took the World XI into the lead.

Ellen White then became the first woman to score at Soccer Aid bringing England back onto level terms. Lots to play for in the second half.

England XI 2-2 World XI

20:14 , Mike Jones

42 mins: Sam Thompson’s fine shift comes to an end as Alex Brooker comes on for the final few minutes of the first half.

Sir Mo Farah is also on and makes a lunging tackle on Usain Bolt before nicking the ball off Tommy Fury, great defensive work from the Olympian.

England XI 2-2 World XI

20:11 , Mike Jones

39 mins: Oh Jill!

Wilshere sets up another fine effort with a short pass into the box. Jill Scott receives it and her first touch is pure class. She skips away from the nearest defender then curls a shot wide of the far post.

It was there for the taking!

England XI 2-2 World XI

20:09 , Mike Jones

36 mins: Maisie Adam and Kheira Hamraoui are the latest World XI players to be sacrificed as Kaylyn Kyle and Tommy Fury are introduced.

Usain Bolt lines up a free kick and drills it low only for David James to drop across and smother the effort.

England XI 2-2 World XI

20:05 , Mike Jones

33 mins: Another free kick for the World XI sess Hazard deliver the ball into the middle of the penalty area. There’s not many players taller than Stuart Broad who leaps highest and heads it clear.

GOAL! England XI 2-2 World XI (Ellen White, 30’)

20:04 , Mike Jones

30 mins: England are level! The Lionesses’ leading goalscorer brings the equaliser but the goal is made by Jack Wilshere.

He brings the ball forward on the right side and dribbles into the box. He spies White and slots a pass across to her for the easiest of tap ins.

England XI 1-2 World XI

20:01 , Mike Jones

27 mins: There’s a big, loud round of applause as Danny Dyer heads off the pitch in England first substitution. On comes Tom Hiddleston who is hoping to turn this around for England.

England XI 1-2 World XI

20:00 , Mike Jones

25 mins: Gary Cahill comes flying up the pitch and evades a couple of tackles before finding Joe Cole who rolls the ball into the box for Tom Grennan.

Grennan attempts to control the ball but Martin Compston slides across to dispossess him.

England XI 1-2 World XI

19:57 , Mike Jones

22 mins: Stuard Broad makes amends for England by tracking back as Usain Bolt is slipped into the box. Broad sticks with the big man and manages to force him out of play as Bolt looks for angle to shoot.

World XI are starting to exert their authority after England’s quick start.

GOAL! England XI 1-2 World XI (Del Piero, 19’)

19:53 , Mike Jones

19 mins: Usain Bolt properly mugs off Stuart Broad here. The former England cricketer gets too close to the former Olympic champion who lets the ball run and spins off Broad’s shoulder.

He touches the ball into the box then squares it to Alessandro del Piero who lifts the simplest of finishes past David James.

England XI 1-1 World XI

19:49 , Mike Jones

17 mins: There’s a couple of changes for World XI now. Maisie Adam and Micheal Ward are brought on with Lee Mack and Emmett J Scanlan hooked off.

GOAL! England XI 1-1 World XI (Hazard, 14’)

19:48 , Mike Jones

14 mins: Free kick to World XI. Usain Bolt fancies himself against Danny Dyer and cuts inside. Dyer lunges into a sliding tackle and takes out the World XI skipper.

Eden Hazard comes over to take it. He curls a simple shot over the wall and beats the outstretched hand of David James to equalise for the World XI.

England XI 1-0 World XI

19:45 , Mike Jones

13 mins: Chance! Oh that was a moment. Joe Cole releases the ball to Sam Thompson who carries it forward before squaring the ball across to Jill Scott.

She leaves it alone and it comes out to Tom Grennan. He darts through the middle of the centre-backs for a one-on-one with Petr Cech.

Cech holds his ground but Grennan shoots and curls his effort wide!

England XI 1-0 World XI

19:43 , Mike Jones

10 mins: Eden Hazard is too good for this game. He scuttles past Jack Wilshere, leaves Danny Dyer panting for breath and decides not to take on Gary Cahill as he gets to the box.

Instead he sends the ball over to Usain Bolt who misses his attempted volley. Lee Mack brings the ball under control but he’s tackled beautifully by Sam Quek who turns the ball out for a corner.

GOAL! England XI 1-0 World XI (Joe Cole, 7')

19:41 , Mike Jones

7 mins: First blood to England!

Jack Wilshire curls the set piece into the middle of the box and perfectly picks out Joe Cole. Cole chests the ball down, controls it and shoots on the turn to beat former teammates Petr Cech.

England take the lead.

England XI 0-0 World XI

19:39 , Mike Jones

6 mins: Ouch! Tom Grennan is crunched by Emmett J Scanlan who admitted ahead of this match that he has ‘no footballing ability’ at all.

Patrice Evra, who certainly does possess footballing ability, follows Scanlan’s lead and clatters Grennan to the deck again. Free kick England.

England XI 0-0 World XI

19:37 , Mike Jones

5 mins: Sam Thompson is almost slipped into the box from the left but gets cleaned out but Roman Kemp doing his defensive duties expertly.

The ball comes back to Petr Cech who twice Cruyff turns Ellen White which gets the crowd excited before the goalkeeper releases the ball over to the left wing.

England XI 0-0 World XI

19:35 , Mike Jones

3 mins: World XI’s first foray up the pitch sees Usain Bolt bring down an aerial pass and tussle for the first time with Stuart Broad who is playing at centre-back for England.

Sam Quek shuffles back to help out and sends the ball out for a corner which comes to nothing.

Kick off! England XI 0-0 World XI

19:34 , Mike Jones

England get the ball rolling at Stamford Bridge. Joe Cole gets himself stuck into the action early on and combines with Sam Thompson on the left wing.

He cuts inside and slips a pass through to Ellen White in the box who shoots on the turn and lifts her effort over the bar!

England XI 0-0 World XI

19:27 , Mike Jones

Usain Bolt leads out the World XI.

Seven of the 11 players to start for them this evening have won Soccer Aid before and they’ll be backing themselves to do so again tonight.

Mauricio Pochettino believes he has left Chelsea in a stronger position

19:25 , Mike Jones

Former Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino believes he left the club in a stronger position than he found it following his Stamford Bridge exit.

Addressing the Blues’ ownership and supporters via social media, the 52-year-old used his first public comments since his departure two weeks ago to highlight improvements made during his single season in the job, after signing off his tenure with five consecutive Premier League wins to qualify for Europe.

It was decided in the days immediately following the campaign that the Argentinian would not continue in the role, after failing to reach agreement with the owners and sporting directors over the limit of his responsibility for football matters.

Mauricio Pochettino believes he has left Chelsea in a stronger position

Soccer Aid 2024

19:24 , Mike Jones

The pitch at Stamford Bridge looks shocking. The groundstaff will all be on their holidays right now following the conclusion to the Premier League season.

Kick off is quickly approaching, can England earn their first win in five years?

Cole on differences between England’s ‘golden generations'

19:15 , Mike Jones

Sven-Goran Eriksson’s much-hyped ‘Golden Generation’ bowed out in the quarter-final stage of the 2006 World Cup and Jole Cole believes things are better for the national team as they try to win Euro 2024..

“It’s a different landscape,” Cole said. “We had different problems to deal with than this group of players.

“When you go into a tournament, you need moments to happen for you. Every tournament we played in, it was either a penalty shoot-out or it was a sending off or an injury.

“These big moments went against us, but ultimately I feel this group are better educated from a footballing perspective.

“I feel where we are in England – in terms of how we play football – is the right way now.

“I feel for many, many years, we weren’t playing in the right way tactically, so I think this group have been brought up under a different system. Underneath it all, I think ultimately they’re better equipped because of that.”

Soccer Aid 2024

19:08 , Mike Jones

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Joe Cole thinks England can win Euro 2024

19:00 , Mike Jones

“Listen, they were penalty kicks away from winning a tournament,” said former England international Joe Cole ahead of his involvement in Soccer Aid tonight. “There’s been semi-finals, quarter-finals – the experience is there now.

“They have got young players in the squad, but they’re so experienced and so knowledgeable, as a team and as a group. You know, I think the time is now.

“The only difference going into this tournament is there’s a little bit more expectation on them and it’s how do they cope with that, but I think they’ve got the right manager for that.

“I think Gareth [Southgate] will manage the anxieties of the squad – of the team – and just keep them focused on the task in hand.

“I think Gareth is in the right place. Very, very good character in that situation. I think it actually sort of would benefit to have someone of his character there.”

Soccer Aid 2024

18:53 , Mike Jones

England XI:

World XI:

Stuart Broad on missing test match cricket

18:45 , Mike Jones

Stuart Broad does not feel any regret about his retirement he admits the start of England’s Test summer could be a challenge to his equilibrium.

He has no immediate plans to fill the void by stepping into any formal coaching role but is enthusiastic about working with the next generation and sharing his experience.

“I’ve not massively missed the playing side yet but seeing the England lads walk out at Lord’s or the Test at Trent Bridge, that will probably be the time I go, ‘Wow, I don’t do this anymore’,” he said.

“If you go straight into (full-time) coaching, you’re almost travelling more than the players, but I want to stay part of the game. I’ve gathered a lot of knowledge over my time playing 167 Test matches and I want to share that with people. The exciting thing for me is talking to bowlers at the start of their journey…if they can take five per cent from me that grows them as bowlers, that’s great.

“Whether I do that by stepping back in at grassroots level with Nottinghamshire, or speaking to the England Under-19s, it’s just about getting the knowledge I gained from 20 years of playing out of my brain and into theirs.”

Soccer Aid 2024

18:36 , Mike Jones

Hazard excited to play at Stamford Bridge again

18:30 , Mike Jones

“It’s going to be at Stamford Bridge with friends, so it is going to be a great night,” he said about this evening’s charity match.

“So let’s have fun, score some goals and make the fans happy. They do amazing work, especially when you are a dad and you have kids and you see everything they do for kids.

“You want them to do more and that is why you want people to come to the game to have a good time at Stamford Bridge.”

Hazard on retirement

18:15 , Mike Jones

Eden Hazard, who will be playing for the World XI at Soccer Aid this evening, says he is enjoying his retirement and has plans to help his children follow him into football.

“I am enjoying it a lot, I miss being with the lads in the dressing room a bit but I have the freedom to do what I want now,” he told the PA news agency.

“I have kids, I have family, I can go to Belgium to see my mum and dad, so I can do a lot of things.

“I don’t know, now it is just good to be away, but I still love football, for sure I am going to do something in football in the future, but now I just want to relax and enjoy my retirement.

“I don’t think I will coach professionally, but I think I can coach for youth teams. I have kids, and I want to teach them how to play football.”

Stuart Broad ready and happy to play for England again

18:00 , Mike Jones

“To put on an England shirt again, even if it’s not a cricket one, will feel pretty cool,” retired England cricketer Stuart Broad told the PA news agency ahead of Soccer Aid this evening.

“I’ve no doubt I’ll have that competitive spirit back. I don’t think it ever leaves you. I’m at peace with the way I finished at The Oval, if I tried to play another 100 games I’d never get that high again, and I achieved my goal of finishing on my own terms rather than being told by a coach or selector that time was up.

“I didn’t leave with any bitterness, just brilliant memories. But one of the things I’ve noticed from stepping away from the game is how little you realise about the pressure you’re really under.

“It can be quite addictive, that feeling of being under pressure to perform. Soccer Aid is all about raising money and awareness for UNICEF and what it does for children all over the world, but whenever you put a professional sportsperson on a field those competitive juices flow.”

Soccer Aid teams

17:45 , Mike Jones

World XI

Coaches: Mauricio Pochettino, Robbie Keane, Jesus Perez

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

Soccer Aid teams

17:38 , Mike Jones


Coaches: Frank Lampard, Harry Redknapp, Vicky McClure, Robbie Williams, David Seaman

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 2024

17:30 , Jack Rathborn

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Joe Cole believes ‘the time is now’ as England head into Euro 2024

17:15 , Jack Rathborn

Joe Cole feels like “the time is now” as England head into this summer’s European Championship.

Cole believes there is “a real positive summer”, with the former international excited by what Southgate’s side can achieve.

“Listen, they were penalty kicks away from winning a tournament,” the former England international told the PA news agency. “There’s been semi-finals, quarter-finals – the experience is there now.

“They have got young players in the squad, but they’re so experienced and so knowledgeable, as a team and as a group. You know, I think the time is now. The only difference going into this tournament is there’s a little bit more expectation on them and it’s how do they cope with that, but I think they’ve got the right manager for that.

“I think Gareth will manage the anxieties of the squad – of the team – and just keep them focused on the task in hand. I think Gareth is in the right place. Very, very good character in that situation. I think it actually sort of would benefit to have someone of his character there.”

Joe Cole believes ‘the time is now’ as England head into Euro 2024

Eden Hazard lived the ‘dream’ playing for Real Madrid despite injury problems

17:00 , Jack Rathborn

Eden Hazard has no regrets about how his dream move to Real Madrid unfolded as he enjoys life after football.

The Belgian forward joined the Spanish giants in 2019 after becoming one of the best players in the world at Chelsea but could not have the impact he hoped for.

Injuries and poor form restricted him to just 76 appearances in all competitions before leaving the club after four disappointing years last summer.

He decided to retire soon after, aged just 32, but will put his boots back on this summer after signing up to play for the World XI at Soccer Aid.

Hazard still looks back on his time at the Bernabeu with pride.

Eden Hazard lived the ‘dream’ playing for Real Madrid despite injury problems

Soccer Aid 2024 teams

16:55 , Mike Jones

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Soccer Aid 2024 training

16:45 , Jack Rathborn

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Stuart Broad cherishing opportunity to wear an England shirt again at Soccer Aid

16:30 , Jack Rathborn

Stuart Broad is cherishing the opportunity to pull on an England shirt again at Soccer Aid almost a year on from a fairy-tale finish to his cricket career.

Broad bowed out last summer in memorable fashion, clinching a Test victory over Ashes rivals Australia with his final delivery before retirement.

Now, after throwing himself into a life of fatherhood and television punditry, he is ready to rewind the clock for one night only, donning Three Lions once more after signing up as part of Harry Redknapp’s England XI at UNICEF’s annual charity football match.

Stuart Broad cherishing opportunity to wear an England shirt again at Soccer Aid

When is Soccer Aid 2024 and how can I watch England v World XI?

16:15 , Jack Rathborn

When is Soccer Aid 2024?

The 2024 edition of Soccer Aid will take place on Sunday 9 June, with kick-off at 7.30pm. The match will be hosted at Stamford Bridge, London.

How can I watch it?

As usual, viewers in the United Kingdom will be able to watch the match for free on ITV1 or online via ITVX. Coverage starts from 6pm

Soccer Aid 2024

16:00 , Mike Jones

Good afternoon and welcome to The Independent’s coverage of Soccer Aid 2024.

Soccer Aid returns once again with a host of celebrities and former professional footballers set to take part in the annual charity match. The fixture, which has raised more than £90m for Unicef since its inception in 2006, will be played at Stamford Bridge for the first time since 2019.

Last year’s edition was held at Old Trafford, with the World XI extending their winning run to five games with a 4-2 victory over England.

We’ll have all the latest updates throughout the afternoon so stick around as we build up to kick off at 7.30pm.