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Damian Lewis Joins Soccer Aid 2022

Soccer Aid for UNICEF: Two Teams, One Goal

by Gingersnap | | March 22, 2022

Today it was announced that Damian will return for Soccer Aid 2022, joining Team England.

Damian played in the very first Soccer Aid back in 2006 and has gone on to make several subsequent appearances in the match, mainly as a central midfielder.

A source said: “Damian’s had an incredibly hard year after losing Helen but when Soccer Aid approached him about being part of the charity game, he wanted to help out. Damian is a massive Liverpool FC fan and can’t wait to get out on the pitch.”

This year’s celebrity charity match has been moved from Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge to London Stadium, featuring a special half time show from Mr. Soccer Aid himself, UNICEF UK Ambassador, Robbie Williams. Prices starting from £10 for children, £20 for adults and premium from £75. A family of four (2 adults, 2 children) can attend from £60.

Team favorites Usain Bolt, Tom Grennan and Martin Compston will lace up their boots once again to play alongside footballing legends Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and Patrice Evra. Taking to the pitch for the first time, new signings for 2022 include Alex Brooker, Lucien Laviscount and Liam Payne as captain of the England team.

Visit our Gallery here for more photos (work in progress).  We’ll keep adding photos as they come in up to, and through the June match. Keep checking back!


What: Soccer Aid for UNICEF
Who: England vs Soccer Aid World XI FC
When: Sunday June 12, 2022
Where: London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford
Time: Kick off at 7:30 pm (BST)
How: Purchase tickets here
Broadcast: ITV and STV. Live stream online at ITV website or ITV Hub
Presenters: Dermot O’Leary and Maya Jama
Pitch-Side Reporter: Alex Scott
Referee: TBD
Teams: England Team Captain Liam Payne vs. Soccer Aid World XI  Team Captain Usain Bolt
Why: Soccer Aid was created by Robbie Williams in 2006 and brings stars, football legends and all of us together to raise money so that more children around the world can grow up healthy, happy and safe. There has never been a more challenging time for children. Right now, they are facing conflict, disasters, and other crises in countries around the world. And it is children that are often hardest hit – like the 7.5 million children currently affected by the rapidly escalating conflict in Ukraine. They risk losing their homes, their families, and their schools. They lose the ability to just be kids. UNICEF is activating “Blue Dot” safe spaces along refugee routes, providing access to water and medical supplies, mental health support, and – even in a crisis like this – a place to rest and play.

The money raised from this year’s game could help UNICEF provide vaccines, fight malnutrition, and provide safe spaces to protect children in times of crisis, helping kids get back to the childhoods they are entitled to. Last year Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2021 raised a record-breaking £13,014,769 million that has enabled UNICEF to help more children than any other humanitarian organization.

Roster (so far):

Team Liam Payne (England) – Management: Harry Redknapp and David Seaman. Liam Payne, Damian Lewis, Lucien Laviscount, Tom Brennan, Chunkz, Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Fara Williams, Joe Cole, Alex Brooker, etc.

Team Usain Bolt (Soccer Aid World XI FC) – Management: Arsene Wenger and Robbie Keane. Usain Bolt, Martin Compston, Mo Gilligan, Chelcee Grimes, Patrice Evra, Steven Bartlett, etc.

For more information, visit Soccer Aid’s website or Twitter
And visit Unicef’s website or Twitter
Secondary Source: The Sun