By Tim Saunders on
Legendary footballer Alan Shearer is one of the many names of yesteryear to play in the Bobby Robson Trophy game this weekend. The match is in honor of the former England and Newcastle United manager, Sir Bobby Robson, and in aid of his cancer charity, the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
The match – to be played on Sunday, July 26, at St James’ Park in Newcastle upon Tyne, England – is to be a replay of the England vs Germany 1990 FIFA World Cup match, featuring players that played in that game.
Joining Shearer on the field are footballers such as Paul Gascoigne and Les Ferdinand, and celebrities such as Jimmy Nail, Craig David, Angus Deayton and Austin Healy.
“Sunday will be a great day and I’m looking forward to being part of it. It will be very special to play in front of a crowd at St James’ Park again,” said Shearer. “Bobby really deserves this match after everything he’s done. I think the charity is his greatest legacy. You can see what this means to him and how hungry he is for it to be a success, which without doubt it is. He’s very proud of it and so he should be.”
Robson has been diagnosed with cancer 5 times in the last 15 years. His Foundation focuses on early detection and treatment of cancer and the clinical trials of new drugs that will eventually beat it.
Tickets for the Sir Bobby Robson Trophy are available via Newcastle United’s Box Office 0844 372 1892, www.nufc.co.uk and www.ticketmaster.co.uk. They cost £10 for adults and £5 for children.
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