4th December 2023

Euro 2022 winner Jill Scott will turn into the primary feminine to captain England on this 12 months’s Soccer Help for UNICEF charity match.

The sport will happen on Sunday, June 11 at Outdated Trafford, the place England will likely be trying to declare their first win over the World XI FC since 2018.

Since its inception in 2006, Soccer Help has raised over £75m for UNICEF, together with £15m for final 12 months’s match on the London Stadium which completed 2-2 earlier than the World XI secured victory on penalties.

Scott was a part of the record-breaking England crew that gained the European Championship title final summer time and hit the headlines once more in November after successful ITV’s I am a Movie star Get Me Out of Right here.

Following these two successes, the 36-year-old former Manchester Metropolis and Everton midfielder – who retired from soccer final August having gained 161 caps for England – says she is now hoping to perform “The Treble” in June.

Scott mentioned: “The Euros, The Jungle and now Soccer Help for UNICEF – it is the holy trinity! I’ve gained two of them, so simply want Soccer Help now to finish ‘The Treble’!

“I consider all three, this may be the one I am most nervous about, although – simply have a look at the names concerned! Purchase a ticket, assist this superb trigger and cheer us on!”

Scott is joined by three different former England internationals in making their Soccer Help debuts, in ex-Lionesses team-mate Karen Carney, Chelsea’s Champions League winner Gary Cahill and ex-Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere.

Wilshere, who retired final 12 months aged 30 and is presently head coach of the Gunners’ U18s, is relishing the prospect to get again out on the pitch.

“I’m actually wanting ahead to lacing up my boots once more – and enjoying with a few of my outdated associates,” he mentioned.

“I can not inform you how good these legends are and I am instructed a couple of of the celebrities are fairly useful too!

“As a father to younger kids, collaborating on this sport has additional significance for me – and I might urge folks to purchase tickets and present their assist too.”

Additionally making their debuts for England are DJ Joel Corry and rapper and actor Bugzy Malone, whereas Prime Gear presenter Paddy McGuinness will play in objective for the primary time.

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes and actress Vicky McClure are set to co-manage the England crew, which additionally consists of Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Jermain Defoe, Eni Aluko, Sir Mo Farah and Alex Brooker.

Eight-time Olympic dash champion Usain Bolt will captain the World XI once more, with former Republic of Eire and Tottenham striker Robbie Keane serving as a coach for the crew and Lee Mack, Steven Bartlett and Kem Cetinay among the many gamers named up to now.

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