At Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge, Rio Ferdinand and Alex Scott were “among the stars lined up for the Ukraine charity game” barely over a year after Roman Abramovich was compelled to sell the team due to Russia’s invasion.

David Beckham, Rio Ferdinand and Alex Scott are among the stars lined up for a Stamford Bridge charity football match to aid war-torn Ukraine in August. Continue Reading>>>>

It will be staged at Chelsea’s home ground just over a year after Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich was forced to sell the club following Vladimir Putin’s invasion.

Former Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko and Arsenal’s Oleksandr Zinchenko – both Ukrainians – are tipped to captain the two teams. Continue Reading>>>>

A source told The Sun that Game4Ukraine ‘will be the biggest charity event of the year’ with a ‘huge half-time show’ as well as the match.

It is being organised by Lester Holcombe, whose 2017 Game4Grenfell raised £900,000 for victims of the tower block fire in London.

Abramovich announced his plans to sell Chelsea, the club he bought in 2003, back in March last year – days after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began.

The oligarch put in over £1.5billion to bring considerable success to the Stamford Bridge club during his ownership but was sanctioned over his links to Russian president Putin.

A consortium led by American investor Todd Boehly bought Chelsea for £4.25bn in May last year.

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