Norris to appear in NHS Charities Together Cup

Date published: April 25 2020

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McLaren driver Lando Norris will be turning his attention to FIFA 20 as part of a tournament to raise funds for the NHS.

The NHS Charities Together Cup is a celebrity FIFA 20 tournament that has been organised to raise money for the COVID-19 Urgent Appeal which aims to put a smile on people’s faces during the current lockdown.

Norris will head Team Nemesis, featuring alongside YouTube icons SV2 and 8-year-old Tekkerz Kid. The event will kick-off on Monday.

As for the other competitors, Team Zeus will be made up of BBC Sports Personality of the Year winner and England cricketer Ben Stokes, alongside bowler Stuart Broad and batter Jos Buttler as they represent the England World Cup-winning team.

Team Apollo will be made up of boxing World Heavyweight hopeful Dillan Whyte, who is paying tribute to his NHS nurse mother, alongside past World Champion Tony Bellew and former Everton football star Tim Cahill.

Team Artemis is made up of stars from the world of womens football – Arsenal/England’s Leah Williamson, Scotland and Chelsea’s Erin Cuthbert and Arsenal’s resident goal machine Vivianne Miedema will be in action, cheered on by Gill Scott.

Stars of Love Island 2017 Kem Cetinay and Chris Hughes join forces with Shaugna Phillips, the fan favourite from this year’s series to complete Team Iris.

Golf’s reigning Olympic champion Justin Rose will play alongside England cricket captain Joe Root and bodybuilding star Ulisses in team Hercules.

Team Poseidon will see former England international footballers Shaun Wright-Phillips and Joleon Lescott team up with fellow ex-pro Fabrice Muamba – the NHS saved his life back in 2012 after he suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch while playing for Bolton.

Finally, Team Ares will be made up of footballing legend John Terry, entertainer Paddy McGuinness and Olympian and World Triathlon champion Jonny Bownlee.

Here is the full tournament schedule:

Team Zeus v Team Ares

Ben Stokes v John Terry

Stuart Broad v Paddy McGuinness

Jos Buttler v Jonny Brownlee

Team Apollo v Team Nemesis

Dillian Whyte v Lando Norris

Tony Bellew v SV2

Tim Cahill v Tekkers Kid

Team Hercules v Team Iris

Justin Rose v Kem Cetinay

Joe Root v Chris Hughes

Ulisses v Shaugna Phillips

Team Artemis v Team Poseidon

Leah Williamson v Shaun Wright-Phillips

Erin Cuthbert v Joleon Lescott

Viv Miedema v Fabrice Muamba

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