Soccer Aid latest casualty of coronavirus as charity match at Man Utd’s Old Trafford postponed – The Sun

JUNE'S Soccer Aid match to raise funds for Unicef has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The clash, pitching teams of celebrities and legends of the game against each other for a good cause, was due to take place at Manchester United's Old Trafford.


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Already signed up for this year's match were Usain Bolt, Olly Murs, Patrice Evra and Roberto Carlos.

But organisers were forced to confirm on Wednesday that it would not go ahead as planned with a new date now being sought.

A statement read: "In light of the current situation, the decision has been taken to postpone the Soccer Aid for Unicef match, which was originally scheduled for Saturday 6 June 2020.

"The game – England vs. Soccer Aid World XI FC – was due to take place at Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United FC and be broadcast live on ITV and STV.

"The health and safety of the general public, Soccer Aid for Unicef fans and players is paramount. The postponement has been decided based on UK Government advice and consultation with many other event stakeholders, plus the football family.

"Whilst a new date has not yet been confirmed, several options are being explored. Soccer Aid for Unicef remains committed to holding an event later this year to raise vital funds and help children everywhere grow up happy, healthy and able to play.

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