Louis Tomlinson targeting Niall Horan's knee injury in Soccer Aid Match

Louis Tomlinson targeting Niall Horan's knee injury in Soccer Aid Match

Louis Tomlinson targeting Niall Horan's knee injury in Soccer Aid Match

Niall is set to lace up his boots to play for the Rest of the World celebrity soccer team against the English side at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England.

This year's line-ups saw England's One Direction star Louis Tomlinson matched against bandmate Niall Horan, who was billed as assistant manager for the RoW, alongside Leicester City's Premier League victor Claudio Ranieri.

But in true England style minutes later they were down to 10 men. "He said "watch that knee", so I will".

"I don't feel the fittest but my knee is alright, so I might give it a go for 15 or 20 mins".

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Niall Horan admitted that playing in Soccer Aid was full of "banter". "I'd like to lie and say it's not important for me to beat Niall", he told The Sun.

"I would be gutted and he wouldn't let me hear the end of it and for the next six months or twelve months it would be: "Remember when we won at that soccer aid".

England will be managed by new Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho assisted by Unicef UK ambassador Robbie and Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce and they will take on the Rest of the World team managed by Leicester City's Claudio Ranieri.

Other players wearing the Three Lions shirt included Mark Wright, Marvin Humes and Paddy McGuinness while Michael Sheen, Matthew Morrison, Sir AP McCoy and Game of Thrones star Iwan Rheon turned out for the RoW.

The Steal My Girl singer explained that Louis, 24, whose love of football has seen him play for his hometown Doncaster Rovers in non-competitive matches, had threatened to target the knee when tackling him.

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