Gordan Ramsay has become the first celebrity to join Usain Bolt‘s team for Soccer Aid for Unicef, with Hublot and PUMA, both of which also announced their official partnerships with Soccer Aid World XI. Additionally, four-time Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah will join Robbie Williams‘ rival England team, for what is shaping up to be an exciting match.
Luxury Swiss watch manufacturer Hublot and world-renowned sports brand PUMA are now the official Soccer Aid World XI partners, with Puma donating soccer kits and Hublot taking on the role of the official timekeeper for the match, which will be held on June 10th at Old Trafford, four days before the FIFA World Cup in Russia.
“Ever since I had to pull out of 2016’s match [due to injury], I’ve been eager to reclaim my position in the Soccer Aid World XI squad and take back the title from the England team,” began Ramsay. “It can’t be a coincidence that the last time I played, we smashed it out the park with a 4-2 win! What’s bigger than stepping out in front of 70,000+ fans at Old Trafford with the likes of Usain Bolt by my side? Bring it on!”
Launched in 2006 and co-founded by Unicef UK Ambassadors Robbie Williams and Jonathan Wilkes, Soccer Aid for Unicef has previously featured celebrities like Woody Harrelson, Mike Myers, Will Ferrell and Niall Horan, as well as soccer stars like Maradona, Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo and Ronaldinho.
This year’s match is sure to be bigger and better than those in years past, especially given that Unicef has come together with ITV, with the hopes of raising even more money and support for children in danger than ever before. “100% of all public donations to Soccer Aid for Unicef will go towards supporting the vital work protecting children in the UK and globally. The money raised through profits from ticket sales and viewer donations during the match will add to the incredible £24 million that has already been raised through Soccer Aid over the last 12 years.”
Tickets for the Soccer Aid for Unicef football match on the Manchester United website, or by calling 0161 444 2018.