FOOTBALL fans are patiently waiting for Game4Ukraine – and it starts this afternoon.
The charity match was organized to support the reconstruction of the Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky School in Chernihiv Oblast, which suffered terrible damage during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
And some of the biggest sports stars in the world will play a game of good old football alongside well-known personalities.
Here you will find everything you need to know about Game4Ukraine…
When is Game4Ukraine?
- Game4Ukraine takes place TODAY.
- The launch is scheduled for 6pm BST – 1:00 p.m. ET.
- Stamford Bridge is the chosen venue for this fantastic occasion and can accommodate approximately 40,341 fans.
- There will be a whole host of footballers and celebrities in attendance.
What TV channel is it on and can it be streamed live?
- Game4Ukraine is broadcast LIVE At sky max In the United Kingdom.
- However, fans in the US can tune in DAZN.
- Coverage is expected to begin an hour before kick-off.
- Viewers in the UK can also stream the action live TV NOW via any tablet or mobile device.
- Alternatively, SunSport will be broadcasting the game up to the minute on our live blog.
Can I get tickets?
Tickets are available at the general admission price of £28 for adults, while juniors and seniors are charged £15.
Special general admission plus tickets can also be purchased (£50 for adults, £25 for youth and seniors) giving fans pitch-side seats or a seat near the stage for a perfect view of have the halftime concert.
Club Chelsea’s award-winning hospitality packages at Stamford Bridge are also available and cost £120 for full hospitality.
Get your tickets from the official Game4Ukraine Website.
All ticket proceeds from ticket sales, sponsorship and merchandise will benefit the UNITED24 charity.
What are the teams?
There will be two teams – Team Blue will be led by Ukrainian legend Andriy Shevchenko.
While Arsenal star Oleksandr Zinchenko is in charge of the yellow team.
Team Shevchenko (blue team) – Managers – Emma Hayes (Manager), Andriy Shevchenko (Captain), Michael Essien, Ricardo Carvalho, Luca Toni, Dida, Jermain Defoe, Gianfranco Zola, Carlo Cudicini, Claude Makelele, William Gallas, Samuel Eto’o, Mykhailo Mudryk, Fabio Cannavaro, Clarence Seedorf, Massimo Oddo, Christian Panucci, Danny Drinkwater, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Glen Johnson, Joe Cole, Serginho, Russell Howard, James Arthur, Chelcee Grimes, Toheeb Jimoh, Claire Rafferty, Katie Chapman, Julio Cesar.
Team Zinchenko (yellow team) – Arsene Wenger (Manager), Oleksandr Zinchenko (Captain), Jens Lehmann, Joleon Lescott, Patrik Berger, Per Mertesacker, Robert Pires, John Arne Riise, David James, Antonio Valencia, Wes Morgan, Jack Wilshere, Bacary Sagna, Shota Arveladze, Charlie Adam, Mark Noble, Gael Clichy, Martin Skrtel, Yeven Konoplyanka, Gerard Pique, Yeven Levchenko, Oleh Luzhnyi, Phil Dunster, Roman Kemp, Mark Strong, Patrick Owomoyela, Darijo Srna, Gilberto Da Silva, Carly Telford.
what was said
Former Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko emphasized the importance of the Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky School to the community.
The Ukrainian legend said: “It is a very important school because it is the only one in the region that can provide education to the children.”
“This school was destroyed by Russian missiles. A few classes were destroyed.”
“The most important mission is that we ban war from the minds of children.”