Sir Mo Joins England's Soccer Aid Line Up

15 March 2018, 10:00

Mo Farah and Usain bolt in soccer aid

Sir Mo Farah is going to play for England in this year's Soccer Aid for Unicef match at Old Trafford in June.

The four-time Olympic champion will play for his home nation and be on the opposing side of his good friend, and fellow Olympian, Usain Bolt.

He is the first of Robbie William's squad to be named.

Sir Mo Farah, said: "When I got the call from Robbie to play for the England side at the Soccer Aid for Unicef match, I immediately said yes! Everyone knows that I am absolutely mad about football and to top it off, this event is for such a good cause and helping children around the world makes it something I definitely want to support. My instant yes was even easier in the knowledge that I would finally be going head-to-head with my friend Usain Bolt. People have long suggested we should compete against each other, so on Sunday 10th June at Old Trafford, you will see us trade our spikesfor boots. Usain has the speed but I have the stamina so we'll see who comes out on top at the end of 90 minutes! It's going to be a brilliant day and hopefully we'll get to see some Mo-bots as the goals go in for the England Team!

The international friendly match takes place at Old Trafford on Sunday 10th June.