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Sport Relief 2018: Robbie Savage to lead celebrity team in 12 hours of five-a-side football

Eight celebrities led by captain Robbie Savage will play five-a-side football for 12 straight hours to increase cash and consciousness for Sport Relief 2018.

Olympic hockey gold medallist Sam Quek and presenter Kirsty Gallacher will be a part of Robbie’s Sport Relief Allstars team.

On 23 March, they may face groups taking part in this 12 months’s FA People’s Cup.

To play in the FA People’s Cup register before midnight on Sunday, 18 February.

Ex-Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given may even face 12 continuous hours of penalty shoot-outs for Sport Relief on 23 March.

The challenges will happen at MediaCityUK, Salford from 11:00 GMT to 23:00 GMT.

In 2016, Savage and ex-England striker and Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer performed a 57-hour five-a-side recreation for Sport Relief.

Ex-Wales midfielder and Strictly contestant Robbie Savage stated: “Twelve hours of football is no easy feat, but for such a great cause it’ll be worth it. I have a fantastic team behind me and I just hope members of the public come down, give us a cheer and support us.”

Given added: “I’ve faced my fair share of penalty takers in my career but to do it solidly for 12 hours takes on a whole new dimension. The challenge will be a real test of endurance but I’m up for it.”

The day will likely be coated by BBC Radio 5 reside, in addition to being streamed reside on the 5 reside web site and on the Red Button.

Highlights will likely be proven on Sport Relief’s Night of TV, which is able to broadcast reside from Salford for the primary time ever on 23 March, on BBC One at 19:30 BST.

Money raised via Sport Relief helps weak individuals throughout the UK and the world to reside happier, more healthy and safer lives.

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