Soccer Aid training continues without Roman Kemp after catching Covid

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Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2021 Training session,

Soccer Aid’s final training session looked like great fun (Picture: Rex/Shutterstock)

The stars of Soccer Aid have been spotted training together ahead of Saturday’s match after Roman Kemp was forced to pull out after testing positive for coronavirus, 

The rest of the players, including Yungblud, Martin Compston, Olly Murs and Mark Wright, were seen in their kits taking part in a training session ahead of the big game. 

Roman, 28, was missing from the team after revealing he had tested positive for coronavirus. 

He told his followers: ‘I’m absolutely gutted. I’ve had a positive test come through so I won’t be playing at @SoccerAid tomorrow night.

‘I’ll be cheering from a sofa and hope that everyone donates as much as they can for the cause. Come on Soccer Aid World XI FC!’

He then thanked the stand-in presenters who had covered his show, adding: ‘Gonna try and get back on air from Monday live from my bed.

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England players huddle during a training session Soccer Aid for

Some of the England players had a debrief ahead of Saturday’s big game (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)

 Olly Murs of England and Wayne Rooney of England during a training session Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2021

Olly Murs and Wayne Rooney were ready and raring to go (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)

‘AND am just extremely grateful that I have had BOTH vaccine jabs before catching this. If you’re still wondering if you should get it please please do.’

The game is still set to go ahead despite Roman’s positive test, with sources claiming others who have been in contact with him will be stringently tested. 

A source told The Sun: ‘It is worrying for everyone involved in Soccer Aid however as Roman was training with a lot of the players yesterday and has been in close contact with so many people.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (12410333q) Back Row Left to Right - Darren Fletcher, Ore Oduba, Martin Compston, Big Zuu, Usain Bolt, Wes Morgan, Lee Mack, Dermot Kennedy, Nigel De Jong, Clarence Seedorf and Robbie Keane Front Row Left to Right - Shay Given, Chelcee Grimes, Yungblud, Julie Fleeting, Patrice Evra, Judy Murray, Harry Redknapp, Kem Cetinay. Tom Grennan, Roberto Carlos and Pablo Zabaleta World XI team photo taken during a training session Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2021 Training session, Day 3, Manchester, UK - 03 Sep 2021 Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2021 takes place on Saturday 4th September at the Etihad Stadium. The money raised from this year's game will help UNICEF fight back against the Covid-19 pandemic by helping to deliver 2 billion vaccines worldwide. Tickets are available at: socceraid.org.uk/tickets

The World team was ready to battle it out (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)

Roman Kemp does a selfie on the pitch ahead of Soccer Aid for Unicef 2020 at Old Trafford, Manchester.

Roman Kemp was forced to pull out after contracting coronavirus (Picture: REX)

‘Keeping the teams and those working on Soccer Aid Covid-safe is the organisers’ top priority.

‘Everyone in contact with Roman is going to be tested and extra measures are being put in place to stop any further spread. The game tomorrow will absolutely still be going ahead and this is an isolated case.’   

Among the stars who were spotted training on Friday were Joel Dommett, Wayne Rooney, Ore Oduba and Kem Cetinay as well as coach Harry Redknapp and his son Jamie.  

Soccer Aid will take place on Saturday with coverage starting at 6.30pm on ITV. 

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