Chelsea News: Joe Cole and Ricardo Carvalho set for Stamford Bridge return
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Chelsea News: Joe Cole and Ricardo Carvalho set for Stamford Bridge return

November 20, 2019

Chelsea legends Ricardo Carvalho and Joe Cole are set to return to Stamford Bridge for Soccer Aid this summer Cole will play for the England team while Carvalho will turn out for the World XI in the charity match for Unicef on Sunday June 16 The pair will join their former Chelsea team-mate Didier Drogba on the pitch as well as a host of celebrities The England team will be managed by Sam Allardyce, who was forced to step down as actual national team manager after just one match in 2016, and Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid Cole’s team-mates in the England side will include Sir Mo Farah, Jamie Redknapp, Mark Wright and Ben Shephard 37-year-old Cole, who retired from football late last year, played 281 times for Chelsea between 2003 and 2010, scoring 40 goals He was capped 56 times for England and represented his country and the 2006 and 2010 World Cups Cole said: ‘I can’t wait to get back on the Stamford Bridge pitch and to be part of Soccer Aid for Unicef ‘I’m looking forward to playing with, and against, some of my old teammates – and to pull on the England shirt once again ‘Soccer Aid for Unicef is an amazing force for good, which helps children in danger around the world To be part of the game is a real privilege.’Portuguese defender Carvalho, 40, played 210 times for the Blues between 2004 and 2010, helping them win three Premier League titles He will line up for a World XI managed by Piers Morgan and Harry Redknapp, and featuring the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt Carvalho said: ‘It’s an honour to be asked to play in Soccer Aid for Unicef 2019 and to return to Stamford Bridge ‘I had some incredible years at Chelsea, so to be back at the Bridge alongside some familiar faces will be a special moment ‘This is an important game – I’m proud to be able to help Unicef raise funds for its vital work for vulnerable children all over the world ‘  Tickets for Soccer Aid for Unicef 2019 – on Sunday 16th June, at Stamford Bridge – are available now at socceraid, or by calling 0207 386 2019. Tickets are priced at £10 for under-16s and £20 for adults, meaning a family of four can attend for £60

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