Soccer Aid 2022 kick-off time, date, TV channel and how to watch
Your complete guide to Soccer Aid 2022 including kick-off time, date, TV details and more ahead of the big game
Soccer Aid returns for its eleventh edition tonight – as teams from England and the Rest of the World once again take to the field for a hugely entertaining charity football match.
The event has been able to rely on an impressive squad of big-name participants ever since it was launched by Robbie Williams in 2006, and that's the case once again this year, with former One Direction star Liam Payne making as debut as captain of the England side.
Meanwhile, the fastest man on the planet Usain Bolt once again returns to skipper the World XI side – the fourth time he has done so – as his side aim to continue an impressive winning streak that has seen them get the better of England on the last three successive occasions.
You don't have to a die-hard football fan to soak up the festivities. This year's game will feature a special halftime performance from Robbie Williams as well as a weird and wonderful blend of celebrities and former footballers among the line-ups.
The last couple of Soccer Aid games have been reshuffled across the calendar year, disrupted by the COVID pandemic, but we've got you covered with all of the confirmed details for the 2022 event. And it's set up to be a cracker!
RadioTimes.com brings you all the details you need to know about Soccer Aid 2022 including the date, kick-off time and how to watch the game live on TV.
When is Soccer Aid 2022?
Soccer Aid 2022 goes ahead tonight, on Sunday 12th June 2022, moving back to a more typical slot in the calendar after an extraordinary couple of years.
The last two encounters between England and the World XI have taken place in September, but now the world has opened up again, timings have reverted back to normal.
What is the Soccer Aid kick-off time?
The Soccer Aid 2022 kick-off time will be 7:30pm though the show starts a little earlier to contain plenty of build-up to the big match.
We've got all the TV details below so you won't miss a moment of the action.
How to watch Soccer Aid 2022 in UK on TV
You can tune in to watch Soccer Aid 2022 live on ITV. Precise TV listings details have yet to be confirmed.
Fans can also watch the game on ITV Hub via a range of devices including phones, tablets and laptops.
There will be plenty of pre-game hype with an all-star cast of presenters, pundits, experts and celebrity guests to keep you entertained until kick-off and there's a Robbie Williams halftime show this year!
Where is Soccer Aid held in 2022?
Soccer Aid will be making its debut at the London Stadium, home to Premier League team West Ham.
In the past it has been held at Manchester United's ground, Old Trafford, as well as Chelsea's Stamford Bridge, while last year it took place at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium.
The London Stadium – formerly the Olympic Stadium – is familiar territory for Sir Mo Farah and Usain Bolt, who will both feature in the match.
What is Soccer Aid?
Soccer Aid is an annual football game organised by the global charity UNICEF which pits an England XI against a World XI in a duel at an iconic stadium in the UK.
The teams are made up of former professional football stars, ranging from former England internationals to revered foreign superstars, and celebrities with little-to-zero football experience.
Several celebs over the years have played football at a low level but never professionally.
Where else can you see Paddy McGuinness running at Roberto Carlos? Or Rivaldo and Bolt bearing down on Farah and Lee Mack?
Soccer Aid score in 2021 – who won?
The World XI won Soccer Aid in 2021 in comfortable fashion. They ran out 3-0 winners with two goals from Kem Cetinay and a late strike from Lee Mack to seal the result in front of 51,000 fans.
Cetinay has now scored three goals in his last three Soccer Aid appearances, making him a prime target for opponents to keep an eye on this year. One more goal would draw him level with Clarence Seedorf for most goals scored in the history of the charity game.
England were the overall leaders of the series with five wins to World XI's two. However, the World XI have won three in a row, levelling the scores at 5-5 in the history of the event. They could take the lead for the first time in the game's history.
Soccer Aid will air on ITV on Sunday 12th June 2022. Looking for something else to watch? Check out our TV Guide.