WALES will face England in an ‘international’ football match in Monmouth ahead of the World Cup in Brazil.

Welsh and English dads will compete for honours in the annually contested Kevin Johnson Charity Shield in a bid to raise £3,000 for St David’s Hospice Care.

The late Kevin Johnson founded the charity match for St David’s as he received their care while he battled cancer. Mr Johnson played in the first three of the matches.

Kris Broome, of St David’s Hospice Care, said: “The match is eagerly anticipated each year. The English dads have the edge in terms of results over the years, but I’m told Wales will be fielding a particularly strong eleven this time around.”

Ian Morgan said: “Kevin Johnson was a great friend to everyone at the club and heavily involved throughout the age groups.He will be proud for this match to be played in his memory and wanted everyone to enjoy it and donate to this cause.”

Kris Broome said: “We are extremely grateful to all involved with this charity match.We must take this opportunity to thank everyone involved.”

The match will be held at Monmouth Town Football Club on April 19 at 4.30pm.