Euro 2022 winner Jill Scott will develop into the primary feminine to captain England on this yr’s Soccer Aid for UNICEF charity match.
The recreation will happen on Sunday, June 11 at Old Trafford, the place England can be trying to declare their first win over the World XI FC since 2018.
Since its inception in 2006, Soccer Aid has raised over £75million for UNICEF, together with £15m for final yr’s match on the London Stadium which completed 2-2 earlier than the World XI secured victory on penalties.
Scott was a part of the record-breaking England workforce that received the European Championship title final summer season and hit the headlines once more in November after profitable ITV’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.
Following these two successes, the 36-year-old former Manchester City and Everton midfielder – who retired from soccer final August having received 161 caps for England – says she is now hoping to perform “The Treble” in June.
Scott mentioned: “The Euros, The Jungle and now Soccer Aid for UNICEF – it’s the holy trinity! I’ve won two of them, so just need Soccer Aid now to complete ‘The Treble’!
“I think of all three, this might be the one I’m most nervous about, though – just look at the names involved! Buy a ticket, support this amazing cause and cheer us on!”
Scott is joined by three different former England internationals in making their Soccer Aid debuts, in ex-Lionesses team-mate Karen Carney, Chelsea’s Champions League winner Gary Cahill and ex-Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere.
Wilshere, who retired final yr aged 30 and is at present head coach of the Gunners’ under-18s, is relishing the possibility to get again out on the pitch.
“I am really looking forward to lacing up my boots again – and playing with some of my old friends,” he mentioned.
“I can’t tell you how good these legends are and I’m told a few of the celebrities are quite handy too!
“As a father to young children, taking part in this game has extra significance for me – and I would urge people to buy tickets and show their support too.”
Also making their debuts for England are DJ Joel Corry and rapper and actor Bugzy Malone, whereas Top Gear presenter Paddy McGuinness will play in aim for the primary time.
Chelsea boss Emma Hayes and actress Vicky McClure are set to co-manage the England workforce, which additionally contains Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Jermain Defoe, Eni Aluko, Sir Mo Farah and Alex Brooker.
Eight-time Olympic dash champion Usain Bolt will captain the World XI once more, with former Republic of Ireland and Tottenham striker Robbie Keane serving as a coach for the workforce and Lee Mack, Steven Bartlett and Kem Cetinay among the many gamers named thus far.
The recreation can be aired on ITV1, STV and ITVX.