Mo Farah and Usain Bolt are going head-to-head at last

Farah, who broke the British marathon record this year and the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt will be going head to head this weekend for Soccer Aid.

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Soccer Aid pits celebrities and football stars against each other for charity, and has raised over £24 million since its inception ten years ago. For this year’s match, the quadruple Olympic track champion, Sir Mo Farah will join Robbie Williams’ England team, including footballers Michael Owen and Jamie Redknapp, as well as a host of celebrities, including Lee Mack, Joe Wicks and Paddy McGuinness.

Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt will lead the Rest of the World team, alongside teammates such as Gordon Ramsay, Brendan Cole and Eric Cantona.

In an interview with Radio Times, when asked if there was anyone he’d be looking out for on the pitch, Bolt said: “Sir Mo Farah. We have known each other for many years. I don’t know how good he is on the ball but I know he will be able to run all day…and night...and day.”

Farah himself told Fast Running: “Everyone knows that I’m absolutely mad about football and to top it off, this event is for such a good cause and helping children around the world makes it something I definitely want to support.

“My instant ‘yes’ was even easier in the knowledge that I would finally be going head-to-head with my friend Usain Bolt. People have long suggested we should compete against each other, so on Sunday at Old Trafford, you will see us trade our spikes for boots.

“Usain has the speed but I have the stamina so we’ll see who comes out on top at the end of 90 minutes.”

The charity football match supports Unicef, supporting the vital work protecting children in the UK and globally. The match kicks off at 8pm on Sunday 10th June.

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