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City to face Chelsea in FA Women's Community Shield

City to face Chelsea in FA Women's Community Shield
City will face Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in the first FA Women’s Community Shield since 2008.

The Football Association have confirmed this year’s competition will be a double header with the men's and women's games.

The traditional new season curtain-raiser will take place behind-closed-doors at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 29 August.

Reigning FA Women's Cup holders City will take on Barclays FA Women’s Super League Champions Chelsea at 12:30pm, before the men's FA Cup winners Arsenal will take on Premier League Champions Liverpool at 4:30pm.

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The women's game will be broadcast live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, while the men's game will be shown BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.

Mark Bullingham, The FA’s Chief Executive, said: “We are proud to announce the first ever double header of The FA’s Community Shield at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 29 August.

“It’s a sign of our commitment to the women’s game and its growth, to have a curtain raiser that mirrors that of the men, with another high-profile fixture at Wembley Stadium.”

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