Community Shield to take place on August 29 at Wembley

Liverpool will play Arsenal in new season curtain-raiser

Fabinho is challenged by Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette
Image: Fabinho is challenged by Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette

The Community Shield will take place at Wembley on Saturday August 29, the FA has confirmed.

The traditional curtain-raiser for the new season will see Premier League champions Liverpool play Arsenal, following their 2-1 win over Chelsea in the FA Cup final.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang lifts the FA Cup after his doubled inspired Arsenal to a 2-1 victory over Chelsea at Wembley
Image: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang lifts the FA Cup after his doubled inspired Arsenal to a 2-1 victory over Chelsea at Wembley

The kick-off time for the game will be announced at a later date.

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It has been reported that the match could welcome a restricted number of supporters into Wembley as part of plans for supporters to make a socially-distanced return to sports venues more widely from October 1.

The match will be immediately followed by an international break from September 2 to 10.

The announcement comes after the Premier League revealed last week the 2020/21 season would start on September 12 and run until May 23, 2021.

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The EFL has also confirmed the Championship, League One and League Two seasons will commence on the same weekend, with their regular seasons ending on the weekend of May 8, 2021.

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