David Beckham returns to Old Trafford for a high-profile UNICEF Charity match, as a Great Britain XI play a World XI on Saturday.
Along with Beckham, several legends of the sport will be on show for this "Match for Children" in aid of UNICEF charity match, including the peerless Zinedine Zidane, Arsenal greats Robert Pires and Patrick Vieira, as well as former Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldinho, Cafu and Luis Figo, with the likes of John Terry, Ashley Cole, Sol Campbell, David Seaman and Jamie Carragher joining them as well.
Amongst the former Manchester United stars – apart from Beckham, who played a major role in organising this unique match -- include Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville, Nicky Butt, Edwin Van Der Sar, Dwight Yorke, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and more.
The Rest of the World XI will be managed by Carlo Ancelotti, but all eyes will be on the Great Britain and Ireland team sidelines as Manchester United's greatest ever manager Sir Alex Ferguson takes charge again.
Manchester United fans have missed Ferguson ever since the Scot retired, and even for non-United supporters, it should be a treat to watch the great manager return to what he did best again.
There will be plenty of pre-match action as well, led by leading tenor Andrea Bocelli, who will perform in front of what is expected to be a capacity crowd at Old Trafford.
"Together with Muhammad Ali, David Beckham is by far the most admired sports idol for me, personally, and for the whole Bocelli family," the tenor was quoted as saying by Manchester United's official website. "We are all enthusiastic fans -- we have always been rooting for him and we have followed and applauded his sporting triumphs."
Squads: Great Britain and Ireland: David Seaman, David James; Jamie Carragher, Sol Campbell, Phil Neville, John Terry, Ashley Cole; David Beckham (C), Darren Fletcher, Nicky Butt, Trevor Sinclair, Paul Scholes, Gary McAllister, Ryan Giggs; Michael Owen, Peter Crouch, Alan Smith.
Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson.
Rest of the World XI: Edwin van der Sar, Raimond van der Gouw; Cafu, Fernando Hierro, Fernando Couto, Mikael Silvestre, Maxwell; Zinedine Zidane (C), Luis Figo, Robert Pires, Christian Karembeu, Ji-sung Park, Clarence Seedorf, Patrick Vieira, Michael Ballack; Ronaldinho, Dwight Yorke, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Patrick Kluivert , Landon Donovan.
Manager: Carlo Ancelotti.
Where to Watch Live
Great Britain XI vs Rest of the World XI UNICEF charity match is scheduled for a 3 pm local time (8.30 pm IST, 10 am ET) start. Unfortunately, there will be no live coverage of the match in India or the UK. Highlights of the Match for Children in aid of UNICEF, though, will be shown on BBC's Match of the Day in GB and Ireland.
Viewers in South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa can watch the match live on SuperSport, with the online live streaming option on SuperSport live video.