Soccer Aid 2022 – the world's biggest celebrity football match – returns this Sunday, 12th June. England will be captained by former One Direction star Liam Payne, while sprint sensation Usain Bolt will lead the World XI. UK viewers can watch live and free on ITV. Make sure you know how to watch a free Soccer Aid 2022 live stream from where you are and how to donate to Soccer Aid too.
Date: Sunday 12th June 2022
Kick off: 7.30pm BST / 2.30pm ET
Venue: London Stadium, Stratford
FREE UK stream: ITV Hub (opens in new tab)
Watch anywhere: ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)
Soccer Aid for Unicef started back in 2006. The brainchild of Unicef UK ambassador Robbie Williams, it's gone on to raise over £60 million for charity and feature a string of legendary players including Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane and Eric Cantona.
As ever, this year's match will feature an English XI versus a World XI. 2022's star-studded 90 minutes will feature Damian Lewis, Sir Mo Farah and Jamie Carragher for Harry Redknapp's England, while Mo Gilligan, Chelcee Grimes, Patrice Evra, Lee Mack and Roberto Carlos will turn out for Arsene Wenger's World XI.
The build-up starts from 6.30pm BST – an hour before kick-off – on ITV. Dermot O'Leary and Alex Scott are your hosts. Do make sure to donate to Soccer Aid 2022 just here. (opens in new tab)
Ready to see the world's finest celebrity football match? Soccer Aid 2022 starts at 7.30pm BST on 12th June. Make sure you know how to watch a free Soccer Aid 2022 live stream from where you are.
Donate to Soccer Aid 2022
Soccer Aid is a terrific spectacle but do remember that it's all about raising money for UNICEF. So, if you are looking to watch the England vs Rest of the World charity match, please be sure to donate. Full details just below.
Soccer Aid 2022 Donate to UNICEF here (opens in new tab)
It doesn't matter how much or how little but please donate to UNICEF for Soccer Aid 2022. The money raised from this year’s game could help provide vaccines, fight malnutrition, and provide safe spaces to protect children all over the world. There are few better causes.
Soccer Aid 2022 free live stream
Good news: Soccer Aid 2022 is free to watch on ITV, meaning ITV Hub (opens in new tab) will provide a free live stream.
Outside the UK this Sunday? You can use a VPN to access the Soccer Aid 2022 free live stream from abroad (opens in new tab). Full details just below.
How to watch Soccer Aid 2022 from abroad using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Soccer Aid 2022 rights holders, you won't be able to use them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.
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How to use a VPN for Soccer Aid 2022
Using a VPN to watch Soccer Aid 2022 is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.
2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For Soccer Aid 2022, you may wish to choose 'UK' for ITV Hub.
3. Then head over to ITVHub (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the free Soccer Aid 2022 live stream. Score!
Watch Soccer Aid 2022 in the USA
Bad news: it looks like Soccer Aid 2022 won't be screened live in the US. But remember: Brits abroad with a TV license can stream Soccer Aid 2022 for free using a VPN (opens in new tab). We recommend ExpressVPN.
Soccer Aid 2022 full team lineups
England: Harry Redknapp (Manager) David Seaman (Manager), Emma Hayes (Manager) Vicky McClure (Manager) Liam Payne (Captain), Tom Grennan, Chunkz, Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, 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.
World XI: Arsene Wenger (Manager), Robbie Keane (Manager), Idris Elba (Manager), Usain Bolt (Captain) Martin Compston, Mo Gilligan, Chelcee Grimes, Patrice Evra, Steven Bartlett, Carli Lloyd, Noah Beck, Lee Mack, Munya Chawawa, Kem Cetinay, Cafu, Andriy Shevchenko, Petr Cech, Roberto Carlos, Mark Strong, Tom Stoltman, Andrea Pirlo, Heather O'Reilly, Dimitar Berbatov.
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