Game4Ukraine on Setanta Sports – Football unites once more, demonstrating its power and the global will to support Ukraine. The charity match, featuring teams led by Oleksandr Zinchenko and Andriy Shevchenko, will take place at Stamford Bridge.
Celebrity footballers from around the world are uniting for a good cause in the upcoming Game4Ukraine, scheduled on August 5th, 2023, with kick-off at 18:00 at Stamford Bridge in London.
The event is a product of the collaboration between Andriy Shevchenko, Oleksandr Zinchenko, and President Volodimir Zelenskyy, aiming to rebuild vital educational resources in Ukraine, destroyed after Russian intervention and aggression, to ensure children can learn in safe and sanitary conditions.
Game4Ukraine is expected to offer a fun-packed day of entertainment for families and people of all ages. Recognisable names from world sport and entertainment, such as Gerard Piqué, Clarence Seedorf, and Gianfranco Zola, headline the event, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience for spectators.
Tickets for the Game4Ukraine celebrity football match are already on sale via game4ukraine.com. Fans worldwide who cannot attend the event will not miss out as the broadcast of the match will be available on Setanta Sports in ten countries.
Aside from the star-studded lineup and the entertainment-packed programme, Game4Ukraine raises funds for a worthy cause. Andriy Shevchenko and Oleksandr Zinchenko, the event’s dedicated ambassadors, have personally visited the school site that will benefit from the funds raised.”
The Mykhailo-Kotsiubynsky Lyceum in Chernihiv Oblast was occupied by Russian troops for 33 days, and 90% of the school was damaged by missiles. Funds from the event will help to rebuild the school and offer vital educational resources so that children can learn in safe and sanitary conditions.
Game4Ukraine – Who will participate
The list of the football stars who will be involved in the match is not the final and there can be some upcoming surprises.
Arsene Wenger (coach), Emma Hayes (coach), Gerard Piqué, Clarence Seedorf, Andriy Shevchenko,
Patrick Vieira, Fabio Cannavaro, Samuel Eto’o, Gianfranco Zola, Michael Essien, Claude Makélélé,
Robert Pires, William Gallas, Dida, John Arne Riise, Luca Toni, Patrik Berger, Joleon Lescott, Wes
Morgan, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna, Per Mertesacker, Jack Wilshere, Jens Lehmann, Ricardo
Carvalho, Mark Nobel, Martin Skrtel, Antonio Valencia, Glen Johnson, Jermain Defoe, Jimmy Floyd
Hasselbaink, Danny Drinkwater, David James, Charlie Adam, Carlo Cudicini, Massimo Oddo, Shota
Arveladze, Christian Panucci, Serginho.
The quotes about Game4Ukraine
Chelsea FC is working as a ‘venue partner’ for the game, with Chelsea FC and Ukrainian international Mykhailo Mudryk making an appearance.
Some famous coaches are joining in, too, with Arsene Wenger and Emma Hayes leading teams. Wenger has expressed his excitement at the lineup, adding how powerful a community effort can be. Hayes, an iconic woman’s football coach, is keenly awaited, alongside the other celebrity footballers.
“Football has always had an incredible ability to bring people together and we really hope this will be a day to remember for everyone, united in looking towards a better future.”Andriy Shevchenko
“It’s incredible to see so many big names from the world of football come together to help us raise vital funds to start rebuilding our beautiful country. I hope we can fill the stadium on August 5th and really make this a day to be proud of.”Oleksander Zinchenko
“We have an incredible line-up of talent involved in Game4Ukraine and I’m honoured to be leading them out, alongside Emma Hayes. It’s going to be a great day with lots of entertainment, and hopefully we can raise enough money to begin the vital rebuild of schools in Ukraine.”Arsene Wenger – Yellow Team Coach
“What a privilege and a wonderful opportunity to coach. I simply couldn’t turn this down. I feel very honoured to lead the team with Andriy Shevchenko as our captain and across the technical area from Arsene Wenger who I have looked up to for many years. I can’t remember the last time that I saw this volume of talent on show all at once, so please do come out and support such a brilliant cause.”Emma Hayes – Blue Team Coach
When and where to watch Game4Ukraine
Game4Ukraine set to be played on 5th of August at Stamford Bridge. The match between the teams of Zinchenko and Shevchenko starts at 18:00 local time.
Setanta Sports is an official partner of the event and will broadcast the match in 10 countries, through his channels and OTT platform setantasports.com.
The Game4Ukraine celebrity football match is anticipated to attract supporters worldwide eager to help rebuild the future of education for children in Ukraine. There’s enough excitement around the upcoming event, and with such a star-studded lineup, fans should except anything but an unforgettable day of football and entertainment.