The Premier League table as it stands:

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1Everton FC4400125712
2Aston Villa FC330011299
3Leicester City FC430112759
4Arsenal FC43018539
5Liverpool FC4301111109
6Tottenham Hotspur FC421112577
7Chelsea FC421110647
8Leeds United42119817
9Newcastle United FC42116517
10West Ham United FC42028446
11Southampton FC420256-16
12Crystal Palace FC420257-26
13Wolverhampton Wanderers FC420247-36
14Manchester City FC311167-14
15Brighton & Hove Albion FC4103810-23
16Manchester United FC3102511-63
17West Bromwich Albion4013513-81
18Burnley FC300338-50
19Sheffield United FC400416-50
20Fulham FC4004311-80

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 either Arsenal or Chelsea, who meet in this Saturday’s FA Cup final.

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.

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.

Championship

July 26: Swansea 1-0 Brentford
July 27: Cardiff 0-2 Fulham
July 29: Brentford vs Swansea – 7.45pm
July 30: Fulham vs Cardiff – 7.45pm
August 4: Final – 7.45pm

Champions League knockout games will be played from August 12-23.

August 7/8: Four remaining last-16 second legs
August 12-15: Quarter-finals
August 18/19: Semi-finals
August 23: Champions League final

Europa League quarter-finals and semi-finals

August 5/6: Round of 16 (six second legs plus single-leg ties for Inter Milan vs Getafe and Sevilla vs Roma)
August 10/11: Quarter-finals
August 16/17: Semi-finals
August 21: Final

Super Cup

The 2020 UEFA Super Cup was originally due to be hosted by Porto but will now be played at the Puskas Arena in Budapest on September 24.

Women’s Champions League

The Women’s Champions League will be played as a knockout tournament in Bilbao, Spain from August 21-30.

August 21/22: Quarter-finals
August 25/26: Semi-finals
August 30: Final

The EFL has confirmed the Championship, League One and League Two seasons will commence on the weekend of September 12, with their regular seasons ending on the weekend of May 8, 2021.

Champions League

The qualifying round for the 2020/21 edition of Europe’s top club tournament will be played in single legs, with the exception being the Champions League play-offs, which will remain over two legs. A draw will determine which club will play the single leg in their stadium.

The group stage will start on October 20/21, 2020 with the final taking place in Istanbul on May 29, 2021.

August 8-11:Preliminary round
August 18/19: First qualifying round
August 25/26: Second qualifying round
September 15/16: Third qualifying round
September 22/23 & 29/30: Play-offs
October 20/21: Group stage matchday 1
October 27/28: Group stage matchday 2
November 3/4: Group stage matchday 3
November 24/25: Group stage matchday 4
December 1/2: Group stage matchday 5
December 8/9: Group stage matchday 6
February 16/17, 2021: Round of 16
April 6/14, 2021: Quarter-finals
April 17 & May 5, 2021: Semi-finals
May 29, 2021: Final

Europa League

The Europa League will follow the same qualifying format as the Champions League.

The group stage will start on October 20, 2020 and the final will take place in Gdansk, Poland on May 26, 2021.

August 20: Preliminary round
August 27: First qualifying round
September 17: Second qualifying round
September 24: Third qualifying round
October 1: Play-offs
October 22: Group stage matchday 1
October 29: Group stage matchday 2
November 5: Group stage matchday 3
November 26: Group stage matchday 4
December 3: Group stage matchday 5
December 10: Group stage matchday 6
February 18 & 25, 2021: Round of 32
March 11 & 18, 2021: Round of 16
April 8 & 15, 2021: Quarter-finals
April 29 & May 6, 2021: Semi-finals
May 26: Final

Euro 2020 play-offs

Play-off semi-finals (October 8)

Path A: Iceland vs Romania, Bulgaria vs Hungary
Path B: Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland, Slovakia vs Republic of Ireland
Path C: Scotland vs Israel, Norway vs Serbia
Path D: Georgia vs Belarus, North Macedonia vs Kosovo

Play-off finals (November 12)

Path A: Bulgaria/Hungary vs Iceland/Romania
Path B: Bosnia &Herzegovina/Northern Ireland vs Slovakia/Republic of Ireland
Path C: Norway/Serbia vs Scotland/Israel
Path D: Georgia/Belarus vs North Macedonia/Kosovo

Nations League

The 2020/21 UEFA Nations League group stage will take place on revised dates in September, October and November.

The group stage matches will be played on the following matchdays: September 3/4/5 and 6/7/8; October 10/11 and 13/14; November 14/15 and 17/18.

EURO 2020 FINALS

The draw

Group A (Rome/Baku): Turkey, Italy (hosts), Wales, Switzerland
Group B (Copenhagen/St Petersburg): Denmark (hosts), Finland, Belgium, Russia (hosts)
Group C (Amsterdam/Bucharest): Netherlands (hosts), Ukraine, Austria, Play-off winner D or A
Group D (London/Glasgow): England (hosts), Croatia, Play-off winner C, Czech Republic
Group E (Bilbao/Dublin): Spain (hosts), Sweden, Poland, Play-off winner B
Group F (Munich/Budapest): Play-off winner A or D, Portugal (holders), France, Germany (hosts)

Tournament dates

June 11- 23: Group stage
June 26-29: Round of 16
July 2/3: Quarter-finals
July 6/7: Semi-finals
July 11: Final

2022 WORLD CUP

FIFA has confirmed the initial schedule for the 2022 winter World Cup in Qatar.

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