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3/15 - Gerard Butler Confirmed for Soccer Aid '12

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Hollywood stars Will Ferrell, Gerard Butler and Mike Myers are to take on the England team at this year's soccer aid.

The Anchorman funnyman and the 300 action hero have signed up for ITV1's celebrity charity football match, joining Austin Powers star Mike, who took part in 2010 in The Rest Of The World team, captained by Welsh Twilight star Michael Sheen.

They will face England, led by Soccer Aid devotee Robbie Williams, captaining a team including JLS stars Marvin Humes and Aston Merrygold, Olly Murs, TV presenter Ben Shephard and DJ Jamie Theakston, The Sun reports.

The match - in aid of children's charity Unicef - will take place on May 27 at Manchester United's Old Trafford on May 27 and will be broadcast live on ITV1.

Robbie will be helping to fend off competition from the Hollywood action men.

In 2010 England suffered defeat by the Rest Of The World team, who won 7-6 after a nail-biting penalty shoot-out.

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Info on tickets, broadcast, etc. in Post #11

Info on teams and watching match in Post #20


Remember to adjust for your time-zone...

Pre-show starts at 6PM UK time

Match starts 8PM UK time

Time Zone lookup: http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc

For U.S./Canada viewers, scotsmanstuart found these links:

Possible links to watch if outside UK -

http://livetvcafe.ne...828O2BX4G/ITV-1

Much clearer image here on this link,you just have to close several adverts -

http://www.oleoletv....2012/itv-1.html (Best Image)

Link from Cheryl - Thanks !! http://www.vipbox.tv...eam-online.html

Another one - http://funtv4u.com/itv-1/

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Hello!

That's exciting and great news!!!! I hope his team will win and I'm sure Gerard will score a few goals!!!!

Josée

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Dont want to point out that even though he's playing for the English team and he's SCOTTISH but I will anyway. The Scots usually frown upon that. LOL.

Wish I wasn't going to be 8 months pregnant at the time or i'd have been right there, it's going to be good knowing he's about a 20minute drive away though! :) *nodding happily*

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I watched the 2010 match and believe it or not Mike Myers was a fairly decent player. Simon Baker played as did Woody Harrelson who scored the winning penalty despite not knowing what he was supposed to do.

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Dont want to point out that even though he's playing for the English team and he's SCOTTISH but I will anyway. The Scots usually frown upon that. LOL.

Wish I wasn't going to be 8 months pregnant at the time or i'd have been right there, it's going to be good knowing he's about a 20minute drive away though! :) *nodding happily*

I think he's playing AGAINST the English team....being the good Scottish lad that he is...lol

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hugs,

Sue

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Dont want to point out that even though he's playing for the English team and he's SCOTTISH but I will anyway. The Scots usually frown upon that. LOL.

Wish I wasn't going to be 8 months pregnant at the time or i'd have been right there, it's going to be good knowing he's about a 20minute drive away though! :) *nodding happily*

I think he's playing AGAINST the English team....being the good Scottish lad that he is...lol

Posted Image on the soon to be new arrival!!!

hugs,

Sue

Woops I totally misread it!!! Baby brain !

And thank u very much Sue! All healthy and going well so far. Roll on June! :) xx

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Any chance we get to see this one like the game with Celtic? That would be fun!

Delene

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Looks like Gerry won't be filming in May then. Wish we could see this on TV here in the states. They called Will Ferrell an "action man"??? That's funny!

FluffyCloud...It seems like only yesterday you announced you were going to have a baby. The time went fast. I am going to be a Grandma again any day now.

~HUGS~ Kathy

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All of Gerry's dates are getting confusing. I wonder what has happened

to all of the films he is supposed to be filming starting in May.

I wish we could view this match. I'd love to see Gerry play for real, and

yes, I have Game of Their Lives, but we didn't see a whole lot of Gerry playing,

just goal keeping, and we know it was all staged.

I wonder if any of the sports channels will carry it. If anyone hears,

please pass on the info.

Love him absolutely,

Sandy

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Where can I purchase tickets?

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Where can I purchase tickets?

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To buy tickets: http://www.manutd.co...occeraid%202012

Info in general at ITV which will broadcast live in the UK on ITV1.

Official UNICEF/Socceraid page: http://www.unicef.or...ent/soccer-aid/

Twitter for @socceraid

All of Gerry's dates are getting confusing. I wonder what has happened

to all of the films he is supposed to be filming starting in May.

I wish we could view this match. I'd love to see Gerry play for real, and

yes, I have Game of Their Lives, but we didn't see a whole lot of Gerry playing,

just goal keeping, and we know it was all staged.

I wonder if any of the sports channels will carry it. If anyone hears,

please pass on the info.

Love him absolutely,

Sandy

Socceraid is end of May; I'm guessing Gerry will take a quick trip to the match and then back to filming...wherever... for whatever... :lol:

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That's also on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, so possibly the crew has a long weekend.

Ren

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YES YES! I have my tickets for SoccerAid booked! So excited to think I will be breathing the same air as The G Man that day!! However, I have a dilemma. I am English.....how can I support "The Rest of The World" team???? Posted Image

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Hello!

That's exciting and great news!!!! I hope his team will win and I'm sure Gerard will score a few goals!!!!

Josée

That is really cool! :)

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YES YES! I have my tickets for SoccerAid booked! So excited to think I will be breathing the same air as The G Man that day!! However, I have a dilemma. I am English.....how can I support "The Rest of The World" team???? Posted Image

I am abandoning my country for the day to support team Gerry! Either that or we could hope for a 3-3 draw with Gerry getting a hat trick! ;)

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Does anyone know yet if it will be broadcast?

I'd love to see it.

Please advise.

Love him absolutely,

Sandy

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The teams have been posted!

http://www.unicef.or...-aid/The-teams/

It's England vs the Rest of the World and the celebrities and football legends are lining up for another fantastic match. Here's the teams so far. We'll announce more names in the weeks leading up to the match so keep an eye on this page or follow us on Twitter or Facebook for the latest updates.

England

The celebrities

Robbie Williams ©

Olly Murs

Jamie Theakston

Marvin Humes (JLS)

Aston Merrygold (JLS)

Ben Sheppard

Jonathan Wilkes

Jamie Redknapp

John Bishop

Jason Isaacs

Paddy McGuiness

The legends

Teddy Sheringham

Jamie Redknapp

Manager: TBA

Assistant Manager: Jamie Redknapp

Rest of the World

The celebrities

Michael Sheen ©

Will Ferrell

Gerard Butler

Mike Myers

Gordon Ramsay

Patrick Kielty

The legends

Edwin van der Sar

Jaap Stam

Ruud van Nistelrooy

Manager: Kenny Dalglish

Assistant Manager: Ian Rush

And from: http://www.unicef.org.uk/soccer-aid/Watch-the-match/

Soccer Aid will be broadcast live on ITV1 and online from 6pm on Sunday 27 May 2012 with presenters Dermot O'Leary and Kirsty Gallacher.

For match updates and news you can follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

If you’re following the match on Twitter please use the #socceraid hashtag and lets us know what you think by tagging @unicef_uk in your posts.

We’ll also have three preview shows on 23, 24 and 25 May on ITV1 where you can catch all the behind the scenes action from the training ground and find out more about how Soccer Aid is helping to save and change children’s lives.

And if that wasn’t enough Dave Berry will host Soccer Aid: Extra Time on ITV4 immediately after the match. He’ll be meeting the players, dissecting all the action and bringing yet another incredible Soccer Aid to a close.

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Thank you Barb!

I am so looking forward to this.

I loved the Celtic Legends game and it was brilliant watching Gerry play for so long.

I bet he is chuffed that Kenny Dalglish is manager.

Kenny is a Celtic legend and played for and managed Gerry's beloved club.

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I certainly hope I can find this somewhere to watch.

Love watching Gerry play.

Love him absolutely,

Sandy

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OMG Gerry will play in the same team as Michael Sheen!

It´s a "Timeline" dream, since we´ll be seing Andre Marek & Lord Oliver together, fighting for the same cause!! Wish Bill Connolly (Professor Johnston) could attend (but, he might make the team lose :p). This will be so much fun!!

Good luck to the fans that are able to be there - WOW

Love from Brazil,

Karin

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The soccer jerseys are 'in the house'!

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/socceraid">socceraid</a> Rest of The World dressing room for training is ready! <a href="http://t.co/rsEfEhwL" title="http://twitter.com/socceraid/status/204967956499791872/photo/1">twitter.com/socceraid/stat…</a></p>— Soccer Aid (@socceraid) <a href="https://twitter.com/socceraid/status/204967956499791872" data-datetime="2012-05-22T16:12:24+00:00">May 22, 2012</a></blockquote>

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I went to the ITV online site and it says the videos can not be seen outside the UK...bummer!

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