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April 01, 2012


As Soccer Aid 2012 draws nearer and football fever escalates, we're excited to announce that the England team have signed up three new recruits; award-winning actor Jason Isaacs, comedian John Bishop and, returning to the pitch after 2010's game, presenter Paddy McGuinness.

Having spent most of my youth watching games from the substitute's bench," said Jason Isaacs, "it's a surreal nightmare to imagine playing alongside some of the world's greatest footballers. However it's such a privilege to be asked to help UNICEF in any way, that my best hope is to take a couple of them out of the game before I'm stretchered off myself. It's for a great cause so how wrong can that be?!"

These new signings will join England’s captain Robbie Williams and team mates Marvin Humes and Aston Merrygold from Britain’s biggest boy band JLS, pop star Olly Murs, actor Jonathan Wilkes, presenter Ben Shephard, comedian Patrick Kielty, DJ Jamie Theakston and football legends Teddy Sheringham, David Seaman and Jamie Redknapp with more names to be announced soon.

They will be taking on The Rest of the World who’s team sheet currently includes captain Michael Sheen, US comic actor/ producer Will Ferrell, Scottish actor Gerard Butler, comic genius Mike Myers, world class chef Gordon Ramsay and ex-Manchester United players Edwin van der Sar, Ruud Van Nistelrooy and Jaap Stam… with more high-profile names to be announced soon!


Tickets are available to buy online and over the phone.

Buy online:
Buy via ticket hotline: 0161 444 2012*
*Calls to this number will be charged at local rates

Under 16s from £5
Adults £20/ £30/ £40*
Disabled Access: £20 from ticket hotline (includes a free pass for a carer to accompany)
* £40 tickets are Premium Seats
No under 16s concession for Premium Seats

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