Soccer Aid 2022 LIVE! World XI beat England on penalties, charity match result and highlights tonight

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Soccer Aid 2022 LIVE! World XI beat England on penalties, charity match result and highlights tonight

Soccer Aid 2022 - LIVE!

The biggest charity match in the world is back in the capital as sports stars and celebrities tonight face off for UNICEF. England will have revenge on the mind after getting roundly beaten 3-0 by the World XI last year in Manchester.

The likes of Harry Redknapp and Arsene Wenger are in opposing dugouts, while former One Direction star Liam Payne captains England and sprinting legend Usain Bolt takes the World XI armband. They are joined by the likes of Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Damian Lewis and Sir Mo Farah for England, while Petr Cech, Patrice Evra, Carli Lloyd and Noah Beck will don the World XI colours.

Kick off at the London Stadium is at 7.30pm BST, with Robbie Williams - the brainchild of Soccer Aid - will be performing at half-time. Alex Scott, Dermot O'Leary and Maya Jama will host the proceedings. Stick with us!

Soccer Aid 2022 latest news

  • FT! Lee Mack scores penalty shootout winner!

  • GOAL! Cetinay against the run of play!

  • GOAL! England lead through a stunner from Grennan

  • GOAL! Wright levels from the spot

  • GOAL! Beck opens scoring with a penalty

What a night

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Here are the stars of Soccer Aid with more on the record-breaking amount raised, so far!

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An incredible final donation tally on the night as Robbie Williams confirms £15,673,728 has been raised!

Donations will continue until July 29.

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David Beckham is on hand for the trophy presentation. World XI already celebrating with their winners’ medals.

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That was great entertainment and Lee Mack declares “that’s it” for him and Soccer Aid now.

Not a bad way to bow out.

World XI win again!

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A nightmare showing for England with two missed penalties and Mack slots home the vital spot kick!

That's four wins on the bounce for World XI, and six to England's five overall.

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HE DOES! World XI win!!

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It’s Lee Mack to win it...

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Mark Wright must score to keep England in it... He does!

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Kem Cetinay... SCORES!

England are on the brink.


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Russell Howard... down the middle and Tom Stoltman saves!

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Martin Compston... SCORES!


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Tom Grennan MISSES!

That’s a surprise. Advantage World XI.

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World XI up first with Noah Beck.

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David James is giving David Harewood some advice as Lee Mack gives Tom Stoltman a pep talk.

End of 90 minutes!

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90min: We’re going to penalties!

Man of the match

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89min: You’ll be unsurprised to learn that Tom Grennan has won the fan vote.

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88min: Big penalty appeal late on as Mark Wright is felled by Munya Chawawa, but the referee isn’t having any of it.

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87min: Huge chance for Tom Grennan! He races through and just has Tom Stoltman to beat, but drags his shot wide.


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86min: Russell Howard is off so Mo Farah is back on.

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84min: Damien Lewis spots Tom Grennan’s dart into the area, but he’s offside.

We will have penalties if there isn’t a winner in normal time.

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80min: England the team on top as we enter the final 10 minutes.

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78min: Aluko finds space on the edge of the area for a pop at goal, which is good but Stoltman’s save is better.

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77min: Lovely place from Russell Howard! The comic cuts inside the fires low towards Tom Stoltman’s bottom corner but the world’s strongest man gets down to palm the ball away.

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76min: Huge chance for an England break through Eni Aluko, but she picks the wrong pass and Patrice Evra intercepts with four England players begging for the ball.

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74min: Mark Wright tries to make amends with a hopeful punt from the touchline, about 40 yards out. No dice.

Aitch is on for Mo Farah.

Off the post!

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71min: Robbie Keane rolls back the years, chips David Harewood but hits the bottom of the far post. So unlucky!

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68min: David Harewood lives on! Harry Redknapp wants to bring David James back on but Soccer Aid rules state a celebrity must go in goal in the second half.

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67min: David Harewood’s race may be run. The goalkeeper is getting treatment again.

What are England going to do?


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65min: Damien Lewis looks certain to score but drags his shot wide with just Tom Stoltman to beat!

He looks stunned, along with 60,000 inside the London Stadium.


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63min: Out of nowhere, Kem Cetinay levels the scores and also equals the Soccer Aid goalscoring record of four goals.

He is now on par with Clarence Seedorf on footballing ability, according to Soccer Aid lore.

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61min: Martin Compston’s time is up. He’s replaced by Steven Bartlett.

World XI need some inspiration.

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58min: Not sure how long David Harewood is going to last. Mark Noble is taking his goal kicks.

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55min: Injury scare here for England goalkeeper David Harewood, who may have tweaked his hamstring. Will he be able to continue?

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53min: Joe Cole gets a bit excited and has a pop from 25 yards, but it’s very wide. He apologies to his team-mates.

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50min: Almost another for England as Mark Wright’s smart effort from the left whistles past the far post.

Robbie Keane is on for World XI.


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47min: What a start for the second half!

I said it seemed inevitable that Tom Grennan would score - and he does! A brilliant goal as he hodls off two defenders and fires into the net.

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Back under way at the London Stadium.

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Almost under way in the second half. Expected to be plenty of changes, including both goalkeepers.

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Robbie Williams certainly knows how to put on a show. That was pretty special - jewelled denim jacket as well.

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(Getty Images)

Sunday 12 June 2022 20:53 , Alex Young

It’s pretty good - it’s ‘Angels’ after all - and is accompanied by a powerful montage by UNICEF.

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He’s singing ‘Angels’.

Half-time show

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Robbie Williams is just about to perform. It’s like the Super Bowl, this.

Donation update

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A staggering £8,726,641 has already been raised!


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Chunkz tells Dermot O’Leary and Alex Scott that he wanted to take the penalty after winning it.

He can’t have too many complaints after a fine finish from Mark Wright. Maybe one or two.

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(Action Images via Reuters)


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46min: That’s your lot for the first half.

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(Action Images via Reuters)

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45min: Chunkz is in acres of space after being found inside the area and shots narrowly wide of Petr Cech’s near post.


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43min: Chunkz looked like he was going to take but Mark Wright has pulled rank...

...and he scores, just! All square just before half-time.


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42min: Noah Beck brings down Chunkz!

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39min: Patrice Evra is very lucky to not give away a penalty on Mo Farah. A tackle reminiscent of the last time Evra played at the London Stadium.

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36min: Usain Bolt beats David James to the ball but takes it out wide. He finds Kem Cetinay inside the centre but England are quick to regain their shape to allow James back into goal. The move finishes with a wild volley from Cafu.

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35min: Cafu looking for a penalty but no one is interested. Very much looking for it.

There’s no VAR today.

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33min: Another chance for Tom Grennan, who is released down the left by Mark Wright, but he is unable to get the ball under control so Mo Gilligan can clear.

You feel a goal for Grennan is inevitable.

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31min: A string of subs for England as now Joe Cole replaces Teddy Sheringham.

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30min: Another England change as Fara Williams is replaced by Anita Asante.

Andriy Shevchenko looks to test David James with a header, but it’s very wide.

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29min: Mark Wright just slid in and tackled Cafu on the right flank.

What a sentence.

Meanwhile, England captain Liam Payne is off. He's lasted 28 minutes. Russell Howard is on.

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27min: A fantastic last-ditch sliding block from Gary Neville prevents Usain Bolt from being fed inside the area.

Heather O'Reilly is impressing on the right-hand side for World XI.

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24min: Another change for World XI as Mark Strong makes way for Kem Cetinay


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22min: Noah Beck steps up... and scores! It’s a great finish.

World XI lead.

Penalty to World XI!

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21min: Chunkz has pushed over Patrice Evra... it’s clumsy!

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19min: I tell you what, Bolt should have scored.

A superb ball out wide from Noah Beck to Patrice Evra is eventually worked to Bolt, who hits a first-time shot inside the area at David James, which the veteran goalkeeper does brilliantly to tip over.

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18min: Usain Bolt vs Jamie Carragher is a fiesty match up so far.

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(Getty Images)

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Alex Scott is trying to interview Alex Brooker on the touchline but the poor bloke is gasping for air.

He manages to get out: “I tried to nutmug Patrice Evra for some unknown reason!”

Lovely stuff.

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15min: First change for England as Brooker calls it a day, replaced by Chunkz.


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14min: Tom Grennan is very lively! He’s just tested Petr Cech with a fine curling effort, which the keeper tips over the bar.

Great shot.

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11min: Idris Elba confirms that Roberto Carlos made it clear he wouldn’t be on for long. Can’t blame him.

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9min: Roberto Carlos’ night is over. Looks like a possible injury.

The left-back is replaced by Dimitar Berbatov, which is an interesting tactical move by Arsene Wenger.


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8min: Usain Bolt looks to be clean through after a fine spot from Andriy Shevchenko but, much to Jamie Carragher's relief, the sprinter is unable to get the ball under control.

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6min: Patrice Evra the latest to try his luck from distance and David James in unmoved as the low shot fizzes past his left-hand post.

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5min: That’s more like it from Sheringham, who makes amends with a smart one-two with Tom Grennan, who then tries to test Petr Cech from 35 yards - it did not go well.

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4min: A lovely break with Noah Beck after Teddy Sheringham loses possession. Beck tries to find Usain Bolt, but the pass is a little wayward and England are able to mop up.

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2min: Tom Grennan offside as Mark Noble tries to find him.

A frantic start as, up the other end, Cafu has a pop from distance but it’s wide.


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England’s Alex Brooker gets us under way.

Ball in a car alert

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Here comes the match ball, in a car driving by Freddy Shephard’s son of course.

A few more moments away

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Time for a quick ad break before kick-off.

Moments away.

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Here come the teams!

Manchester United reunion

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David Beckham is in the house, and Gary Neville has noticed.

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(Action Images via Reuters)

Donations so far

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Just 15 minutes until kick-off at the London Stadium.

So far £4,248,121 has been raised for UNICEF. Incredible!

World XI... XI

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...and the opposition.

World XI: Petr Cech; Cafu, Mo Gilligan, Patrice Evra, Roberto Carlos; Noah Beck, Martin Compston, Mark Strong; Heather O'Reilly, Andriy Shevchenko, Usain Bolt (c)

England lineup

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A reminder of the starting XIs, first up England.

England XI: David James; Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Mark Wright, Mo Farah; Liam Payne, Fara Williams, Mark Noble, Tom Grennan; Teddy Sheringham, Alex Brooker

O’Reilly on Wenger

Sunday 12 June 2022 18:55 , Alex Young

Talking of the former Arsenal boss, here’s ex-USA star Heather O’Reilly on what it’s like to play for the legend.

She told ITV: “So much fun to get our feet under us, we know how each other play, strengths and weaknesses, good camoraderie and a good runaround.

“I played at Arsenal at the same time Arsene finished his tenure there, I admired him from afar, so now to play under him, to get a compliment, it was a good track back, I’ll track back for that guy anyday. He’s the best.

“England have some quality. But I’m liking our chances a lot.”

Wenger plots England downfall

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Arsene Wenger is in the World XI dugout this evening. He is helped by Robbie Keane and Idris Elba.

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(Action Images via Reuters)

Lee Mack is feeling good

Sunday 12 June 2022 18:36 , Alex Young

Lee Mack is in a confident mood.

“Even Arsene Wenger, probably the greatest manager in the world, has not made me even 1% better,” he just said.

Wenger didn’t name him in the starting XI, though.

Aitch warming up

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Rapper Aitch is already busy signing his autograph on the arms of his fans pitchside.

Kick-off in just under an hour.


Robbie Williams is here

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He’s the mastermind behind Soccer Aid and will be performing at half-time.


Here they come

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England and World XI players have started to arrive at the London Stadium. Mark Noble front and centre, of course.


Bolt’s message

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World XI captain Usain Bolt adds: "As the captain of two years winning [in a row] just want to say that's all we do is win, win, win.

"I will continue this year ... I’m excited to go and win no.3 so come on!”

Wenger’s selection rule

Sunday 12 June 2022 17:49 , Alex Young

World XI manager Arsene Wenger says his team selection is based on "the number of hours of sleep you have had over the last few days".

I wonder if he used that tactic with Arsenal.


‘Arry’s still got it

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England manager Harry Redknapp has some tips for captain Liam Payne.

The former Tottenham boss said: "He asked me what I wanted him to do, I said 'just run in one direction.’"

Cue groans.


Head to head record

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World XI are aiming for a FOURTH win on the trot in Soccer Aid but the overall record over 10 matches is all square with five apiece.

2006: England 2–1 World XI

2008: England 4-3 World XI

2010: World XI 2-2 England (7-6 pens)

2012: England 3-1 World XI

2014: World XI 4-2 England


2016: England 3-2 World XI

2018: England 3-3 World XI (4-3 pens)

2019: World XI 2-2 England (3-1 pens)

2020: World XI 1-1 England (4-3 pens)

2021: World XI 3-0 England

Presenting duties

Sunday 12 June 2022 17:08 , Alex Young

There won’t just be football and celebrity talent on the pitch this evening, there is as ever plenty of ability presenting the show tonight.

Former England and Arsenal star Alex Scott is joined by presenting royalty Dermot O’Leary and Maya Jama.


Last year

Sunday 12 June 2022 16:59 , Alex Young

As we gear up for the 11th edition of Soccer Aid, let’s roll back the clock a few months to September and the 10th edition.

England suffered a 3-0 defeat to the Rest of the World on a record-breaking night in Manchester.

Former Love Island star Kem Cetinay scored twice and comedian Lee Mack rounded off a convincing victory, which saw £13,014,769 donated to UNICEF.

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(Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

Read our match report here.

World XI squad in full

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World XI squad: Usain Bolt (captain), Patrice Evra, Martin Compston, Chelcee Grimes, Cafu, Mo Gilligan, Steven Bartlett, Carli Lloyd, Noah Beck, Lee Mack, Munya Chawama, Kem Cetinay, Andriy Shevchenko, Petr Cech, Roberto Carlos, Mark Strong, Tom Stoltman, Andrea Pirlo, Heather O'Reilly, Dimitar Berbatov

Manager and coaches: Arsene Wenger, Robbie Keane and Idris Elba


England squad in full

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England squad: Liam Payne (captain), Tom Grennan, Chunkz, Jamie Carragher, Gary Neville, Fara Williams, Joe Cole, Alex Brooker, Damian Lewis, Sir Mo Farah, Mark Wright, David Harewood, Teddy Sheringham, David James, Aitch, Mark Noble, Russell Howard, Eni Aluko, Anita Asante, Stewart Downing

Managers and coaches: Harry Redknapp, Vicky McClure, David Seaman and Emma Hayes


How to watch

Sunday 12 June 2022 16:35 , Alex Young

TV channel: Every year, Soccer Aid is broadcast live for free on terrestrial television via ITV. Coverage starts 6.30pm, an hour before kick-off.

Live stream: Fans can also watch the action live online via the ITV website or ITV Hub. No subscription is required.

World XI

Sunday 12 June 2022 16:26 , Alex Young

...and here are the visitors and reigning champions.

England XI

Sunday 12 June 2022 16:23 , Alex Young

The teams have already been announced. Here’s England’s starting lineup.


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Welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of Soccer Aid 2022!

The game kicks off at 7.30pm BST, stick with us all for all build-up, action and reaction.

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