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Interesting football fixtures and dates this summer no soccer lover should miss

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This summer will feature the all English European finals

For every football enthusiasts, this summer portends a back-to-back fixtures as heavyweights are gearing up to slug it out in the field of play.



This summer is a beehive of activities as the fate of many football clubs across major leagues will be decided especially for those looking to be promoted to the mainstream division league of their various countries.


Arsenal, Chelsea cruise into Europa League final to complete 2019 English domination

The period from May to August 2019 will feature pertinent football events like the Championship play-off final, UEFA champions league final, Africa Nation’s cub final, Copa America, opening of Premiere League transfer window and a host of others.



BlackBox Nigeria brings you below the calendar of these activities and their kick off dates,

27 May
The Championship play-off final (15:00 BST kick-off) at Wembley will decide whether Aston Villa or Derby County will join Norwich City and Sheffield United in the 2019/20 Premier League.

29 May
Chelsea and Arsenal play each other in the UEFA Europa League final (20:00 BST kick-off) in Baku, Azerbaijan.

1 June
Tottenham Hotspur face Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League final (20:00 BST kick-off) in Madrid.

5 and 6 June
The UEFA Nations League semi-finals take place, with Portugal against Switzerland and Netherlands facing England. The final is on 9 June.

6 June
The Premier League Annual General Meeting is held. This is where the formal changing of the seasons happens. The promoted clubs are formally entered into the League and the Premier League switches to 2019/20 with the league table reset.

7 June
Many Premier League clubs’ players will be in action at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, concluding on 7 July.

13 June
The 2019/20 Premier League fixtures are released at 09:00 BST.

14 June
The Copa America starts in Brazil, with the final on 7 July in Rio de Janeiro.

16 June
Many Premier League first-team and academy players will be in action at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, in Italy and San Marino, concluding on 30 June.

21 June
The Africa Cup of Nations begins in Egypt, with the final on 19 July.

1 July
Clubs will vary but many will have their players returning to training from this date.

7 July
The first confirmed pre-season friendly involving Premier League clubs takes place, as Everton play Kariobangi Sharks in Nairobi, Kenya.

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17 July
The Premier League Asia Trophy begins in China, with Man City, Newcastle United, West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers competing in the biennial tournament.

After the semi-finals at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre, the third/fourth-place playoff and the final will be staged at Shanghai’s Hongkou Stadium on 20 July.

3 August
The Community Shield, the annual curtain raiser to the new season takes place between Man City and Watford/Liverpool depending on the FA Cup final result at 15:00 BST.

8 August
The Premier League transfer window closes at 17:00 BST.

10 August
The 2019/20 Premier League campaign begins.

14 August
The UEFA Super Cup will also be an all-Premier League affair as the winners of the UEFA Champions League face the UEFA Europa League title-holders in Istanbul.

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