With Soccer Aid edging ever closer, Freestyle football World Champion Liv Cooke has had to pull out of the event after she tested positive for COVID.
Cooke confirmed on Twitter that she would not be linking up with the rest of the squad following a positive test taken before meeting the other players.
The freestyle footballer has informed people that she only has ‘very mild‘ symptoms and will be watching on ITV.
Cooke pulls out of Soccer Aid
With Cooke, along with all the other players, taking a test before entering the camp, it, therefore, ensures that the important event can still go ahead despite her positive test result.
Cooke informed people of her situation and had this to say on Twitter.
“Absolutely gutted to share that I’ve tested positive for COVID.
“Thankfully the symptoms are very mild but the timing means I won’t be able to enter Soccer Aid camp.
“The safety of everyone involved has to come first so I’ll be isolating.
“I will be watching the big game on ITV and will continue to support UNICEF – as I hope you all will too.”
What is the event about?
The charity match which happens every year where a team of England vs World XI face off in a football match to raise money for UNICEF.
In the past, people such as Usain Bolt, Chelcee Grimes and Kelly Smith have taken part in the match and last year it managed to raise a grand total of £11.5 million.
The whole event is being hosted by former Arsenal defender and Football Focus presenter, Alex Scott.