As football fever escalates, the latest celebrity signing for the Soccer Aid 2010 Rest of the World team is our very own Ronan Keating. Ronan has been booked to join football legends and other famous faces on Old Trafford’s hallowed turf on 6th June.
As a teenager, Ronan represented Ireland in Track and Field but gave it all up to join the boyz. But has he still got what it takes to cut it on the pitch?
Ronan will join Soccer Aid’s star studded Rest of the World team which includes Welsh movie star and captain Michael Sheen (The Queen, Twilight: New Moon, Alice in Wonderland), TV presenter Gethin Jones, former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann, undefeated boxing champion Joe Calzaghe and actor James Kyson-Lee, who plays Ando in Heroes.
Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish will manage the super squad with the help of his old Reds team mate Ian Rush. Together, they will put the Rest of the World team through their paces in the hope that they will lift the Soccer Aid 2010 trophy for the very first time.
They will be taking on the England team who’s team sheet currently includes Robbie Williams, GMTV presenter Ben Shephard, actor and TV presenter Bradley Walsh, presenter and DJ Jamie Theakston, boxing hero Ricky Hatton, actor Damian Lewis alongside footballing heroes Alan Shearer, David Seaman, Teddy Sheringham and Jamie Redknapp. Comic genius James Corden will be the assistant manager.
Soccer Aid, the brainchild of Robbie Williams and UNICEF UK, will be kicking off on Sunday 6th June at Manchester’s legendary Old Trafford stadium and broadcast live on ITV1. Two star-studded squads of footballing legends and celebrities from England and the Rest of the World will take on one another in an electrifying football match all in aid of UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organisation.
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.
Tickets are now on sale for Soccer Aid 2010 on 6th June, call 0844 576 2010 or visit itv.com/socceraid