Michael Sheen limbers up to lead Soccer Aid team
Port Talbot actor Michael Sheen is limbering up to captain the Rest of the World squad in a charity football match later this month.
Soccer Aid returns on May 27 with Robbie Williams set to captain the England side, which includes Paddy McGuinness, Olly Murs and footballing legend Teddy Sheringham, in aid of children's charity UNICEF.
Each squad has 12 celebrities, six legends - including one goalkeeper - and a professional manager.
Kenny Dalglish returns as Rest of the World manager, which features Hollywood actors Will Ferrell, Gerard Butler and legends Edwin van der Sar, Roy Keane and Clarence Seedorf.
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And Robbie Williams, who started the event in 2006, is confident he'll reclaim the trophy after the Rest of the World team led by Sheen won on penalties in 2010.
He said: "Sometimes the English sense of politeness can stretch too far. As hosts, I think we made our guests too comfortable last time.
"Now it’s time for some 1966-style passion. Good luck Rest Of The World, you’ll need it.”
But Michael Sheen responded: “We can’t wait to get at the England team again. We had them running scared last time and they bottled it in the penalty shootout.
"We’ve got a brilliant squad and everyone is really up for it. Bring it on!”
Robbie Williams, Olly Murs, Jamie Theakston, Marvin Humes (JLS), Aston Merrygold (JLS), Ben Shephard, Jonathan Wilkes, John Bishop, Jason Isaacs, Paddy McGuinness, Mark Owen
Martin Keown, Teddy Sheringham, Jamie Redknapp, Des Walker, Kevin Phillips
Assistant Manager: Jamie Redknapp
Coach: Bradley Walsh
The Rest of the World:
Michael Sheen, Will Ferrell, Gerard Butler, Mike Myers, Gordon Ramsay, Patrick Kielty, James McAvoy
Sergio Pizzorno (Kasabian, Woody Harrelson, Edward Norton
Edwin van der Sar, Jaap Stam, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Roy Keane, Hernán Crespo, Clarence Seedorf
Manager: Kenny Dalglish
Assistant Manager: Ian Rush