Football News Update: Euro 2024, Champions League, and FIFA World Cup Highlights

In a highly anticipated move, Manchester City will kick off their pursuit of an unprecedented fifth consecutive Premier League title with a clash against Chelsea on Sunday, August 18th. The match will see Pep Guardiola, City’s renowned manager, pitted against his former assistant Enzo Maresca, who has recently been appointed by Chelsea after guiding Leicester to promotion.

Elsewhere, the FA Cup winners Manchester United will host the opening game of the campaign when Fulham visit on Friday, August 16th. Promoted Ipswich, back in the Premier League for the first time in 22 years, will welcome Arne Slot’s Liverpool for the 12:30 kick-off a day later, while the Championship play-off winners Southampton travel to Newcastle.

Euro 2024 and Champions League Highlights

Leicester, who have returned to the top flight after a season in the Championship, are yet to name Maresca’s successor and will host Tottenham on the Monday night. Fabian Hürzeler’s reign as Brighton‘s new manager will begin at Everton on the Saturday, while Julen Lopetegui, the new West Ham boss, will welcome Aston Villa.

The opening weekend fixtures also see Arsenal host Wolves, Bournemouth head to Nottingham Forest, and Brentford face Crystal Palace.

Looking ahead, the first Manchester derby of the season is scheduled for 14 December, although it will move to Sunday, 15 December, once United’s Europa League fixtures are confirmed. City are due to head to Old Trafford on 5 April.

In the Champions League, Arsenal face an early fixture crunch, with away trips to Tottenham on 14 September and Manchester City a week later, sandwiching their first round of group stage games.

FIFA World Cup Highlights

The Africa Cup of Nations standings see Senegal leading the pack, followed closely by Morocco and Algeria. In the Women’s World Cup, England and the United States have both secured their places in the knockout rounds.

Fans can look forward to an exciting season filled with top-class football action across the Premier League, EFL Cup, EFL Championship, EFL One, EFL Two, and FA Cup. Stay tuned for more updates on the road to Euro 2024 and the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

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