Soccer Aid 2010
The event in 2010 was a live televised show on UK's ITV1 from 18:00 - 22:00 and featured famous faces including Mike Myers, Woody Harrelson, Michael Sheen, Gordon Ramsay, along with football legends such as Zinedine Zidane, Ryan Giggs, Jamie Redknapp, Alan Shearer and Teddy Sheringham. The live show featured team training videos, studio interviews, player arrivals and interviews. Six UNICEF films, featuring UNICEF celebrity ambassadors were shown during the broadcast and there was a live outside broadcast from the BT Tower, hosted by Orlando Bloom.
Former Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp stepped up to manage England, and his squad included football legends as Jamie Redknapp and Alan Shearer, as well as celebrities : Craig David, McFly’s Danny Jones, Ben Shephard, Gareth Gates, Jamie Theakston, and Jonathan Wilkes. Meanwhile, legendary Scot Kenny Dalglish took charge of the Rest of the World and players included Brian Lara, Alastair Campbell, Westlife’s Nicky Byrne, Patrick Kielty, Jaap Stam, Paolo Di Canio and Romario.
Gordon Ramsay returned to captain the Rest of the World, but team England had a new skipper, Jonathan Wilkes. The match itself saw Rest of the World win 7-6 on penalties, after it finished 2-2 at the end of extra time. Jamie Theakston was named Man of the Match.
The event, broadcast live from Old Trafford on ITV1, was the most successful to date, raising over £2.75m for children affected by the earthquake in Haiti and for UNICEF’s child survival programmes in Madagascar, Peru and Guinea. With more than 240,000 donations on the night, the event was a true success.
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Robbie Williams' Soccer Aid appeal videos from Haiti
Robbie visits Haiti to find out how money raised by Soccer Aid is helping UNICEF help children affected by the devastating earthquake of 12 January 2010. During his trip he also kept a diary, which you can read here.
The Team Meeting
Robbie with some of Soccer Aid's, stars including Michael Sheen, James Corden and Woody Harrelson, ahead of the gruelling few days of training preparing them for the big game.
Robbie joins fellow England players for a picture in their suits in their new suits, cut and made to measure especially for them.
It was a beautiful, sunny, summer's day, but Robbie and the boys weren't in the park to relax and enjoy themselves, they were about to be put through their paces ahead of Soccer Aid 2010.
Check out some great shots of Robbie taken during the big game...