Soccer Aid 2018 HIGHLIGHTS: Who won Soccer Aid – how to watch it again on ITV player? | Football | Sport


Robbie Williams used his A-list celebrity contacts book to sign up heavyweights Usain Bolt, Mo Farah, Damian Lewis, Paddy McGuinness and Olly Murs for the sell-out match in Manchester.

A thrilling game saw both sides draw 3-3 at full-time leaving players having to line up for the dreaded penalty shoot-out to decide the winner.

But who won – was it England or the Rest of The World?

England is known for buckling under pressure in professional penalty shootouts for the World Cup and Euros.

But The Inbetweeners actor Blake Harrison, who plays Neil in the hit Channel4 comedy, scored the deciding goal to win it for the home side for once.

An elated Harrison, 32, posted a picture on Twitter after the game with actor David Harewood, writing: “What a buzz!!! @socceraid penalty Heroes!!

“Please donate to @UNICEF_uk if you enjoyed the game!”

England started strongly initially with goals from former Spurs player Darren Bent and footie freestyler Jeremy Lynch.

But Irish international Robbie Keane made it 2-1 before former Argentina star Juan Sebastian Veron equalised before half-time.

Further drama came in the second half with thrilling goals on both sides from Clarence Seedorf and Michael Owen.

Soccer Aid, which raises money for Unicef UK, tweeted a few hours that £5.5million had been raised while the match had its highest ever attendance.

The premier charity sporting event has run since 2006 when it was launched by showbiz pals Robbie Williams and TV presenter Jonathan Wilkes.

How to watch SoccerAid again on ITV player

If you missed the action, or simply want to watch again, then ITV player has the match available in full, with details of how your money can help.

Click to get started.

Fans will be keeping their fingers crossed that the real-life England football players can recreate the same magic on the field for the World Cup 2018.

When does the World Cup 2018 start?

The world’s most famous football tournament kicks off 4pm BST on Thursday, June 14.

Home nation Russia will take on opponents Saudia Arabia 30 minutes after the opening ceremony starts inside Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.

England’s first game is against Tunisia in Volgograd at 7pm on BBC1 on Monday, June 18.

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