Community Shield to take place on August 29 at Wembley

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

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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.

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

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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