Manchester City, the Premier League champions, will face FA Cup winners Leicester City in the Community Shield on August 7. The FA has confirmed the date and time for the Community Shield.
This annual football competition will be played at Wembley Football Stadium on August 7. A week before the start of the 2021-22 Premier League season, Manchester City football club will play against FA Cup winners Leicester City, with the match beginning at 17:00 BST.
Previously, Leicester has won the shield trophy in 1971, when they qualified for as second division champions, and lost to Manchester United in 2016. It will be Leicester’s third involvement in a Community Shield match.
While City won their third league title in four seasons in 2020-21, Leicester defeated eventual Champions League winners Chelsea to win their first FA Cup.
The Foxes won 5-2 at the Etihad Stadium in the first of two league meetings between City and Leicester last season, before Guardiola’s men prevailed 2-0 in the rematch in April.
Below find necessary information about Community Shield 2021.
What is Community Shield?
Community Shield is a football match organized annually by the Football Association. The English football’s yearly match is contested at Wembley stadium. The champions of the previous Premier League season and the winner of the FA Cup battle for the shield trophy.
When it will be played in 2021?
The traditional curtain-raiser of the new Premier League season will be played on August 7, as confirmed by the Football Association.
What time it will be held?
The English football’s annual match between Manchester City and Leicester City will kick off at 17:00.
Where to watch?
ITV has the broadcasting rights of Community Shield.
Can fans attend the football match?
Yes, fans can visit Wembley Stadium to attend the tournament. Ticket information will be available in due course.