Soccer Aid: Robbie Williams

ROBBIE Williams is “gutted” that a knee injury has forced him out of Soccer Aid 2008.
But I’m told the former Take That star will still be heavily involved in the charity game in aid of United Nations children’s charity UNICEF.
Tickets for the England v The Rest of the World TV spectacular at Wembley on Sept 7 went on sale at 9am today.
Ant and Dec will host the event, which was the brainchild of UNICEF ambassador Robbie and his pal Jonathan Wilkes.
The last match at Old Trafford in 2006 raised £2.6m for the charity’s work with partners for children around the world.
There’s a news story in today’s MEN – the online version is here.
I interviewed Robbie in the run-up to the last Soccer Aid game.

He told me about his work for UNICEF, visiting projects around the globe to highlight issues including child trafficking.
“I know why I’m there. I know what I’ve got to do and I do it, and help to the best of my abilities,” he said.
“But I just can’t take on board the grief and the pain and the enormity of it. It’s too much.”
You can read the full feature here.
Tickets for the Wembley match are available via or by calling: 0871 230 7148.
You can also buy tickets direct here.
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