Damian Lewis and Iwan Rheon join final Soccer Aid line-up


Homeland star Damian Lewis, Game of Thrones villain Iwan Rheon and Glee actor Matthew Morrison are among the celebrities joining the final line-up for charity football match Soccer Aid 2016.

They will be joined on the pitch by Kasabian singer Sergio Pizzorno and McFly's Danny Jones, as well as Coronation Street actor Shayne Ward, jockey Sir Tony McCoy, former rugby star Thom Evans and Good Morning Britain's Sean Fletcher.

Matthew Morrison arriving at the opening night of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal
Matthew Morrison (Ian West/PA)

They will be put through their paces by footballers including Fabio Cannovaro, Brazilian goalkeeper Dida, Jermaine Defoe, Danny Murphy and Kieron Dyer.

Lewis and Jones will join stars including One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson, Olly Murs, TV presenter Mark Wright, former JLS singer Marvin Humes and comedians Jack Whitehall and John Bishop on Jose Mourinho and Sam Allardyce's England side, with Robbie Williams serving as assistant manager and Bradley Walsh returning as coach.

Louis Tomlinson warming up during a charity match at Celtic Park, Glasgow
Louis Tomlinson (Craig Halkett/PA)

Defoe, Murphy and Dyer will also join the England side as well as Jamie Carragher and Robbie Fowler while David Seaman will play alongside his ex-Arsenal team-mate Sol Campbell.

Rheon, Morrison, Sir Tony, Ward, Evans, Fletcher and Pizzorno will play for the Rest of the World team alongside athletic stars including Unicef ambassador Michael Sheen, chef Gordon Ramsay and pop star Nicky Byrne. They will be managed by Claudio Ranieri with One Direction's Niall Horan as assistant manager.

Niall Horan of One Direction during day one of the Irish Open at The K Club, County Kildare.
Niall Horan (Brian Lawless/PA)

Cannovaro and Dida will also join the Rest of the World team alongside World Cup winners Ronaldinho and Cafu as well as Jaap Stam and Dimitar Berbatov, Dutch midfielder Edgar Davids and former Barcelona and Cameroon international striker Samuel Eto'o.

The charity match, which raises funds for Unicef, will kick off at 6pm on Sunday June 5 live on ITV from Old Trafford Stadium.

Broadcasters Clive Tyldesley and Chris Kamara will serve as commentators while former World Cup referee Howard Webb will oversee proceedings and singer Katherine Jenkins will perform.

Katherine Jenkins performs during the televised celebration of the Queen's 90th birthday in the grounds of Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
Katherine Jenkins (Andrew Matthews/PA)

The biennial live event will be hosted by Dermot O'Leary with TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher reporting from the side of the pitch.

Tickets are now on sale at manutd.com/socceraid or by calling 0845 456 2016.