Date: 27th April 2018 at 6:47pm
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Two-time Rugby World Cup winner Dan Carter will swap the rugby ball for the football after announcing he will take part in the Soccer Aid for Unicef match on Sunday, June 10.

One of the finest players of his generation, the 112-cap former All Black legend is the highest-ever points scorer in international test match rugby.

Carter, 36, of Soccer Aid World XI said, “It took me all of about one second to say yes when I was asked to play in Soccer Aid for Unicef!

“I can’t wait to get out onto the Old Trafford pitch and support this fantastic cause.

“The last time I played in front of a big crowd in England I won the Rugby World Cup, so although the shape of the ball will be different this time, I am hoping for similar success on Sunday, June 10!”

The addition of Dan Carter strengthens an already impressive line-up of celebrities and former sportsmen, including: Robbie Williams, Usain Bolt, Sir Mo Farah, Gordon Ramsay, Olly Murs, Mark Wright, Brendan Cole, Joe Wicks, Clarence Seedorf, Robert Pirès, Yaya Tourè, Jaap Stam, Patrick Kluivert, Edwin van der Sar, Kevin Pietersen, David Seaman, Phil Neville, Jamie Redknapp, Danny Murphy and Robbie Fowler.

The UK Government will match every £1 donated by the public through its UK Aid Match scheme, doubling the difference for children in danger around the world.

The international friendly match will take place at Manchester United’s Old Trafford on June 10, just four days before the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals kick off in Russia.

Unicef, the world’s leading organisation for children, has joined forces with ITV to make the pro-celebrity football match bigger and better than ever, with more potential to raise money and vital support for children in danger.

Dan Carter.

One-hundred per cent of all public donations to Soccer Aid for Unicef will go towards supporting the vital work protecting children in the UK and globally.

Tickets are on sale now and the game will be broadcast live on ITV, with kick-off at 20:00pm.

For more information or to purchase tickets for the 2018 Soccer Aid for Unicef football match, go to or call 0161 444 2018, with tickets priced between £10 and £50.

Visit to find out more information and follow @SoccerAid on Twitter and Instagram, ‘Soccer Aid’ on Facebook and use the hashtag #SoccerAid for regular player and match updates.

Written by Dan Church


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