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12 June 2019, 11:29 | Updated: 12 June 2019, 11:31
We usually have to wait two years between Soccer Aid matches, but not this year!
Robbie Williams and Unicef has announced that Soccer Aid will return for summer 2019.
Here are all the details you need:
Soccer Aid 2019 will be broadcast live on ITV and STV on Sunday, June 16 from 6pm.
For the first time, the charity football showpiece will be held at London's Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea FC.
Leading the line-up for the Soccer Aid World XI is Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, who will be managed by I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here winner Harry Redknapp.
Harry will be be joined by co-manager, Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan, because why not? Usain Bolt will also return to the Soccer Aid World XI.
Managing England will be Sam Allardyce, alongside Susanna Reid as the first female manager of Soccer Aid.
The England team will consist of football legends and celebrities including Jamie Redknapp, Mark Wright, Ben Shephard and Joe Wicks.
Robbie Williams will also be back for England, either as a player or co-manager.
Dermot O'Leary will also be back as host, alongside reporter Kirsty Gallacher.
The lineups so far:
Manager: Sam Allardyce
Co-Manager: Susanna Reid
Manager: Harry Redknapp
Co-Manager: Piers Morgan
Tickets for Soccer Aid 2019 are available now at www.socceraid.org.uk/tickets/or by calling 020 7386 2019.
Tickets are priced at £10 for under-16s, and adults from £20. A family of four can attend for just £60.
All money raised will go towards Unicef’s work protecting children in danger around the world.
This year’s match also falls on Father’s Day, meaning father-son duo Harry and Jamie Redknapp will spend the day on opposing teams.
To mark the day, and to celebrate the importance of childhood play, Harry and Jamie have released a #ThenandNow picture of themselves.
Robbie Williams said: “The ability to play is one of the most important things in any child’s life. It’s how they make friends, how they learn who they are and about the world around them, it’s so vital.
"I’ve seen first-hand the important work Unicef does around the world helping to make sure every child can have a happy, healthy and safe childhood, to be able to play like all children should.
"I dread to think what my children would be like without play, they’re so bright and happy and its absolutely everything to them. I hope everyone gets involved this summer with Soccer Aid for Unicef, we can all play our part to help kids around the world just be kids.”