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The Line-Ups For Masters Football Event Are Here, There's Some Big Names Involved

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The Line-Ups For Masters Football Event Are Here, There's Some Big Names Involved

The line-ups for next month's Masters Football tournament in Glasgow have officially dropped. It's actually happening.

It was confirmed back in February that the much-loved event will return to our screens this summer after an 11-year absence.

The popular six-a-side competition, which was successfully screened by Sky Sports between 2000-2011, has now been launched by new sports documentary streaming website 360 Sports Television.

So where will it take place? And when can I watch? The competition will be staged at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow on July 8th, and will feature former players from Liverpool, Manchester United, Celtic and Rangers.

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In terms of the line-ups, Liverpool's eight-man squad features Jamie Carragher, Luis Garcia and Stewart Downing, as well as Jermaine Pennant, David Thompson and Sander Westerveld.

Former full-back Stephen Warnock will also take part alongside Steve McManaman, who made 364 appearances for the Reds during a nine-year spell at Anfield.

Image credit: Masters Football/360 Sports TV Masters Cup
Image credit: Masters Football/360 Sports TV Masters Cup

Liverpool will come up against great rivals Manchester United in the highly-anticipated tournament on July 8th.

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Wes Brown and John O'Shea, who spent a combined 27 years at Old Trafford during their trophy-laden careers, will be hoping to bring home more silverware from Glasgow, as will former academy product Darron Gibson.

Paul Rachubka, Quinton Fortune, Karel Poborsky and Louis Saha are also set to take part, while one name is currently TBC at the time of writing. Do you think this United side can beat Liverpool?

Image credit: Masters Football/360 Sports TV Masters Cup
Image credit: Masters Football/360 Sports TV Masters Cup

Oh, and there's the small matter of an Old Firm derby in Glasgow, as well.

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Celtic are certainly taking things seriously with the additions of Stiliyan Petrov, Kris Commons and Joe Ledley in midfield, while former England international Carlton Cole leads the line up top.

Rab Douglas, who spent five years at Celtic Park between 2000 and 2005, will feature between the sticks as Mark Wilson and Kelvin Wilson try and protect his goal in defence. Simon Donnelly is the final name of the list.

Image credit: Masters Football/360 Sports TV Masters Cup
Image credit: Masters Football/360 Sports TV Masters Cup

And finally, the Gers, who will have former Manchester United goalkeeper Roy Carroll in goal when they face off against three of European football's biggest clubs.

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Alan Hutton, who started his career with Rangers before winning the league title in 2005, is set to start alongside former Aston Villa teammate Carlos Cuellar – a potentially formidable partnership at the back.

Pedro Mendes, Barry Ferguson and Lee McCulloch will make up midfield positions, while Kris Boyd and Michael Mols are likely to be the goalscorers inside the Braehead Arena.

Image credit: Masters Football/360 Sports TV Masters Cup
Image credit: Masters Football/360 Sports TV Masters Cup

The four teams will battle it out on the famous blue carpet over two eight minutes halves, with the top two from the group then battling it out in a final.

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Sports documentary streaming site 360 Sports TV Masters Cup has been set up by Brighton midfielder Adam Lallana, former Celtic manager Martin O’Neill and his former Nottingham Forest teammate, Tony Woodcock.

Two-time European Cup winner Woodcock. who is a director and co-founder of 360 Sports TV, can't wait to get started.

“It just feels fantastic to bring Masters Football back to life," he said. "It has real history and there’s been a tremendous buzz over social media recently with petitions to revive the tournament."

He added: "I played in the first ever series of Masters Football which immediately caught the attention of fans up and down the country who delighted in watching their heroes from the past showing off their skills once again.

“Now I'm so thrilled to be playing a part in bringing this iconic tournament back to the viewing public with live coverage of this brand-new event on www.360sportstelevision.com."

To catch this years Masters Football on July 8th, head over to 360 Sports TV here: https://bit.ly/3tBX8Op

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Masters Football

Topics: Manchester United, Liverpool, Rangers, Celtic, Premier League, Scottish Premiership

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