England vs ItalySelhurst Park
FOOTBALL AID 2020
We hope to make Football Aid 2020 positions available for sale in September 2019 and this year's players will receive 1st notification by e-mail when positions go on sale. If you didn't play in 2019 and would like to be notified when we launch, make sure and REGISTER on the website or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the games you're interested in.
This was my first time playing in a Football Aid event and I must say my expectations were exceeded. From the upfront communication through to the set up on the day it felt like a really well run operation. What struck me most was the effort you and the team went to make the day special for each person. I will definitely be re-applying.Read more
Football Aid 2019
The 2019 England vs Italy International at Selhurst Park was a hugely enjoyable event for all involved and we'd like to say a massive thanks again to all our players for their excellent efforts on the pitch.
Visit our Newsroom to see Match Reports, Player Stories and a Gallery of Images from our previous England vs Italy games.
History & Background
Our 1st ever England vs Italy match was organised in the run up to the eagerly anticipated World Cup 2014 clash in Brazil between the two Countries. The game was played at West Ham Utd's iconic Boleyn Ground (Upton Park) on Tue 13th May and featured James Beattie and Luca Franchini as Managers. The England team won 6-3 to earn Beattie his 1st Managerial success and the game also featured a stunning Goal of the Season winning volley by Italy's Paul Short.
In 2016 the game moved to Everton's Goodison Park, with Italy coming out on top 7-3 and in 2018 the hugely popular fixture moved venue again to Brighton & Hove Albion's Amex Stadium, with the Azzuri prevailing again, this time 7-0. With Italy leading 2-1 overall the England team will be keen to get back on level terms in the next encounter.
Season 2019 saw another brand new venue for the England vs Italy fixture, with the game being played at Crystal Palace's Selhurst Park on Tue 28th May 2019.
Football Aid could certainly be described as a game of two halves. On one side we’re fulfilling fans’ lifelong ambitions to grace the hallowed turf at the club they support. At the same time, we’ve raised significant funds for a host of charity and community projects on a regional, national and international scale. This perfect balance is changing lives, making dreams come true and benefiting the beautiful game. To learn more about Football Aid and our parent charity Field of Dream please visit our About Us page.