Dan Carter might be one of the best goal kickers in rugby history, but will he be as accurate on the football pitch?

The All Black great will get to show off his football skills this June when he suits up for the Soccer Aid World XI to face England in a charity football match at Old Trafford - the home of Manchester United.

Carter will be joining retired Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt and other athletes and celebrities in the match which aims to raise money to help children around the world.

The 36-year-old rugby legend took to Twitter to promote the initiative.


"This should be easy," Carter joked in the video posted on Twitter. "I'm used to playing in an All Black top.

"Rugby? Football? It doesn't matter. England you're going down.

"I can still pick the ball up right?"

Jamaican Bolt will captain the Soccer Aid World XI while British pop star Robbie Williams is set to lead the England XI.

Other celebrities involved in the event include former test cricketer Kevin Pietersen, British athlete Mo Farah, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure.

Organisers hope to raise money for food, vaccines and clean water to children and families all over the world, as well as protecting children from violence, exploitation and abuse.

Carter, who will leave his French club Racing 92 at the end of the season to join the Steelers in Japan, earlier posted a cryptic message about his "new challenge".

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