Shots Host Game Of Truce

Sir Bobby Charlton will be one of the guests of honour as the British Army face their German counterparts in The Game of Truce at the Electrical Services Stadium tonight, Wednesday 17 December.

To commemorate the centenary of the legendary 1914 Christmas Truce, the week-long Football Remembers celebration culminates in this historic and poignant fixture played in the heart of the Home of the British Army.

FA Chairman Greg Dyke, along with Head of the British Army General Sir Nicholas Carter and representatives of both the Bundeswehr and Deutscher Fussball Bund, will also witness what is expected to be a highly competitive game between two evenly-matched sides.

The Game of Truce is the only joint First World War commemoration planned between the Football Association and the Army. It honours the spirit of the 1914 Christmas Truce, using the international language of football, and is a fitting tribute to the men who spent Christmas 1914 on both sides of the trenches.

The Band of the Royal Logistics Corp will provide the pre-match entertainment, whilst classical singer Marilena Gant will perform Silent Night in both English and German prior to kick-off.

Admission for the Game of Truce is £3 for adults and £1 for concessions. Kick-off at the Electrical Services Stadium is 7.30pm, but supporters are invited to arrive early to enjoy the pre-match ceremonies.