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Monday Marker: Your guide to the week ahead

Find out what the week ahead has in store for City, including kick-off times, TV information and 2022 World Cup qualifiers…

Tuesday

Manchester City’s Elite Development Squad will learn whether we have successfully progressed into the knockout stages of the Papa John’s Trophy on Tuesday evening when Scunthorpe welcome Doncaster for a 19:00 kick-off.

Our young blues earned three points from three matches in a difficult Northern Group E, and currently sit in the second and final qualification spot, behind first placed Rotherham.

If Doncaster avoid defeat at Glanford Park, then they will leapfrog City into second but, should the hosts win by less than three goals, Brian Barry-Murphy’s men will reach the last 32.

Thursday

England U21 v Czech Republic U21 | Euro U21 Qualfying | 19:00

Bulgaria v Ukraine | International Friendly | 19:30

Republic of Ireland v Portugal | World Cup Qualifying | 19:45

Spain v Sweden | World Cup Qualifying | 19:45

Our first action in this month’s men’s international break comes on Thursday, with up to ten City stars potentially in action across the evening.

Portuguese trio Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo and Bernardo Silva will be hoping to leapfrog Group A leaders Serbia with victory away to the Republic of Ireland, with the match available to view on Sky Sports Main Event in the UK.

It’s a similar story for Spain, who currently sit second in Group B but could move top depending on Sweden’s result away to Georgia, should Laporte, Rodrigo and co. beat Greece.

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Ilkay Gundogan’s Germany have already secured qualification as Group J winners ahead of their clash with Liechtenstein, with their match available on the Sky Sports Red Button in the UK.

All of the above fixtures kick-off at 19:45 (UK), while Oleksandr Zinchenko’s Ukraine also face Bulgaria in a friendly match at 19:30.

Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Tommy Doyle and Cole Palmer could also feature for England Under-21s at Turf Moor when they face Czech Republic in a Euro U21 Championship qualifier, which gets underway at 19:00.

Find out how each of our City stars fare via our international roundup right here on mancity.com and the official Man City app.

Friday

Gareth Taylor press conference | City v Chelsea Women | 14:30

Brazil v Colombia | World Cup Qualifying | 00:30

Djibouti v Algeria | World Cup Qualifying | 12:00

England v Albania | World Cup Qualifying | 19:45

Gareth Taylor will host his pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon ahead of Chelsea’s Women’s Super League visit to the Academy Stadium.

The City boss will preview the clash and provide the latest squad update when he addresses the media at 14:30, with a comprehensive written review and video replay available to view on mancity.com and our official app later on in the afternoon.

Elsewhere, Brazilian duo Ederson and Gabriel Jesus could be in action for their national team on Friday morning, when they face Colombia in a World Cup qualifier at 12:30am (UK).

The Selecao are well on course to progress to Qatar, topping South American Qualifying with 10 wins from 11 matches, while the visitors currently sit in the fourth and final automatic qualification spot.

Algeria and Riyad Mahrez have enjoyed a similarly successful campaign so far, with the Desert Foxes and Burkina Faso neck and neck in their pursuit of top spot in Group A and, subsequently, a spot in the Third Round of qualifying.

They take on Djibouti at 12:00 and will be hoping to extend an astonishing unbeaten run which stretches back to October 2018.

Reports on both matches will be available to view on mancity.com and our official app, before Friday’s international action concludes when England welcome Albania to Wembley at 19:45.

City quintet John Stones, Kyle Walker, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish and Raheem Sterling could all feature for the Three Lions, who could secure qualification with victory should Poland drop points against Andorra.

The match is available to watch live on ITV 1 in the UK, while a City-focused report will also be available to view on mancity.com and our official app.

Saturday

USA v Mexico | World Cup Qualifying | 2:00

Belgium v Estonia | World Cup Qualifying | 19:45

Montenegro v Netherlands | World Cup Qualifying | 19:45

Zack Steffen could be in action for the United States as they aim to get the better of Mexico on Saturday morning in World Cup Qualifying.

The USA currently sit in the second of three North and Central American qualifying spots, one place and three points behind their opponents, with kick-off scheduled for 2:00 in Cincinnati.

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Later on, Kevin De Bruyne’s Belgium can secure top spot in Group B of European qualifying with a win at home to Estonia (19:45), or if Wales drop points against Belarus.

It’s a similar story for Nathan Ake’s Holland, who could book their place in Qatar with victory away to Montenegro should Norway fail to beat Latvia in Group G.

Both matches are available to view on Sky Sports, while once again a City-centric report on the action will also be available on mancity.com and our official app.

Sunday

City v Chelsea | Women's Super League | 15:00

Armenia v Germany | World Cup Qualifying | 17:00

Portugal v Serbia | World Cup Qualifying | 19:45

Spain v Sweden | World Cup Qualifying | 19:45

An action-packed week concludes with a vital WSL clash as well as a triple-header of World Cup qualifying matches.

First up, City welcome Chelsea to the Academy Stadium hoping to grab a second successive WSL victory.

The match is available to watch live in the UK on Sky Sports Premier League, while minute-by-minute coverage can also be accessed via our Matchday Centre here on mancity.com and the official app.

A comprehensive match report will follow soon after the final whistle, as well as reaction from Gareth Taylor and players alike, while highlights and a full-match replay will go live on Monday.

Later on, Ilkay Gundogan’s Germany are back in World Cup qualifying action away to Armenia, with kick-off scheduled for 17:00, before two crucial international matches get underway at 19:45.

It’s first versus second in European Groups A and B, with Portugal facing Serbia and Spain taking on Sweden.

You can watch Portuguese trio Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo and Bernardo Silva via Sky Sports Red Button in the UK, while Aymeric Laporte and Rodrigo will be in action for La Roja on Sky Sports Premier League.

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