Old Trafford once again hosts Soccer Aid, the star-studded charity football match in aid of UNICEF.
Soccer Aid has raised over £7.5 million pounds for UNICEF, the world's leading children's organisation, since its inception in 2006. The match brings together some of the biggest names in sport and showbiz to compete in two teams, England and Rest Of The World, for the chance to walk away with the coveted title of Soccer Aid Champion, 2012.
The brainchild of Robbie Williams, Jonathan Wilkes and UNICEF UK, this year's main event will be hosted, live from Old Trafford, by Dermot O'Leary with Kirsty Gallacher reporting pitch side. Dave Berry will capture the reaction from the game on Soccer Aid: Extra Time on ITV4 after the match.
Once again, Robbie Williams will captain the England team with Welsh movie star Michael Sheen leading the Rest of the World.
Players for the star studded Rest of the World squad include Will Ferrell, Gerard Butler, Mike Myers, James McAvoy, Sergio Pizzarno, Patrick Kielty and Gordon Ramsay alongside professional players Hernan Crespo, Edwin van der Sar, Roy Keane, Ruud Van Nistelrooy and Jaap Stam. The team will be managed by legendary Scot, Kenny Dalglish.
The formidable England team will be captained by Robbie Williams, with Jason Isaacs, Mark Owen, Marvin Humes, Aston Merrygold, Olly Murs, John Bishop, Jonathan Wilkes, Ben Shephard, Jamie Theakston and Paddy McGuinness. Football heroes Teddy Sheringham, David Seaman and Martin Keown will complete the squad. For the first time Bradley Walsh takes on the role as Coach.
Soccer Aid 2012 is gearing up to be another fantastic night of high drama. Michael Sheen's Rest of the World squad took away the trophy in 2010, winning a nerve jangling penalty shootout, but Robbie and the England team will definitely be looking to set the record straight and get their revenge.
Money raised through profits from ticket sales and donations made by viewers during the match will go to UNICEF's invaluable work helping children around the world. This will be the fourth Soccer Aid event, with the previous matches, held at Wembley in 2008 and at Old Trafford in 2006 and 2010, raising £7.5 million in total for UNICEF's work.