World stars are set to come to West Ham’s London Stadium this summer after an announcement at the game against Lyon.
West Ham fans packed out the London Stadium for the huge quarter-final clash against the French side.
And supporters were greeted by an announcement on the giant screens that world stars set to come to West Ham’s London Stadium this summer for the latest Soccer Aid match.
The charity game, which attracts sellout crowds and huge television audiences, is coming to the West Ham ground on June 12th.
The Stratford arena was confirmed as the venue for Soccer Aid 2022 on the big screens during West Ham v Lyon.
And it will see Usain Bolt – someone who knows West Ham’s former Olympic Stadium well – captain a Soccer Aid World XI against One Direction star Liam Payne’s England side.
West Ham fans will get a rare chance to visit their home ground for a stress-free match at the fun event, which was founded by Robbie Williams back in 2006 to raise money for Unicef.
The match is usually staged in Manchester but was held at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge in 2019.
However, the venue has been switched to the West Ham ground amid claims stars who regularly take part made it clear they would pull out if it was staged at Chelsea because of owner Roman Abramovich’s links to Vladimir Putin (Evening Standard).
Former West Ham player and manager Harry Redknapp will be joined by the likes of Martin Compston, Mo Gilligan and Gary Neville for the hotly anticipated match.
The game will once again be presented by TV personality Maya Jama and former Arsenal star Alex Scott.
Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will be back in London to manage Bolt’s World XI.
The match will be broadcast live on ITV.
Supporters can buy tickets online at socceraid.org.uk/ticket.
World stars will be coming to West Ham’s stadium for the match on June 12th – three days after the summer transfer window opens for business.
So let’s hope more world stars will be arriving at West Ham this summer as David Moyes looks to continue the wonderful progress the Hammers have made under him.