1D IN SOCCER AID SQUADS Boy­band bat­tle at char­ity event

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HEAD-TO-HEAD: Niall ( and Louis ( will play on op­po­site sides at Old Traf­ford 10th an­niver­sary gig ONE Di­rec­tion star Niall Ho­ran has signed up for Soccer Aid 2016 – and will go head-to-head with band­mate Louis Tom­lin­son.

Louis is set to play for Eng­land, while Ir­ish­man Ho­ran will play for the Rest of the World team.

Niall will join forces with Premier League-win­ning foot­ball man­ager Clau­dio Ranieri, 64, and will serve as as­sis­tant man­ager to the team.

Ho­ran said: “It’s an ab­so­lute hon­our to be asked to be in­volved with such a fan­tas­tic char­ity and this game has be­come a ma­jor event on the cal­en­dar for the last 10 years.

“I’m ab­so­lutely de­lighted to be a part of the Rest of World team – and Mr Ranieri’s man­age­ment team.

“We have a great team this year and MESMERISING Natasha Oak­ley ap­pears to be hav­ing the breast hol­i­day ever as she pokes through her skimpy bikini.

The 24-year-old In­sta­gram star was snapped in a tiny black two-piece bikini, sun­ning her­self on a beach in Mi­ami.

One on­looker said: “She looked like Bond babe Ur­sula An­dress, when she came out of the sea.” I’m sure the boys are look­ing for­ward to the chal­lenge. It’s go­ing to be a great week.”

Tom­lin­son and Ho­ran will both be mak­ing their de­but on the Soccer Aid pitch.

The Rest of the World squad in­cludes ac­tor Michael Sheen, TV chef Gor­don Ram­say, and pre­sen­ters Nicky Byrne and Rickie Hay­wood-Wil­liams.

Tom­lin­son will play along­side pop star Olly Murs, former TOWIE hunk Mark Wright, telly pre­sen­ter Marvin Humes, comic Paddy McGuin­ness, Good Morn­ing Bri­tain pre­sen­ter Ben Shep­hard and co­me­di­ans Jack White­hall and John Bishop.

Watch it live on ITV on Sun­day, June 5.

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