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Key dates: Internationals, pre-season, PL opener


14 June

The Copa America starts in Brazil, with the final on 7 July in Rio de Janeiro. Fernandinho, Gabriel Jesus and Ederson have all been selected for the hosts.

16 June

The UEFA European Under-21 Championships featuring City's Phil Foden begin in Italy and San Marino, begin with the tournament concluding on 30 June.

21 June

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

1 July

The Blues could be back in training by this date. The league varies but this is generally considered the first day back after the summer break.

17 July

City will play a semi-final match in Nanjing’s Olympic Sports Centre on 17 July and the outcome of this match will determine whether the team takes place in the third-place play-off or final in Shanghai’s Hongkou Stadium on 20 July

27 July

The Blues take on the Yokohama F Marinos at the Yokohama International Stadium. We are linked to the Japanese club thanks to our City Football Group partnership, and it will be the first meeting between the two clubs.

4 August

The FA Community Shield final. With City winning both the Premier League and the FA Cup Final, Liverpool will be our opponents at Wembley because of their second-placed finish.

6 August

The draw for the Women’s Champions League Round of 32 takes place. The Blues will discover their first European opponents with the two-legged ties due to take place on 11/12 and 25/26 September.

8 August

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

10 August

The 2019/20 Premier League campaign officially begins with City kicking off our defence of the title with a trip to West Ham at 12:30pm BST.

15-18 August

Manchester City Women compete in the Women’s International Champions’ Cup, being held in North Carolina this year. The Blues are up against Atletico de Madrid, Women’s Champions League winners Olympique Lyonnais and North Carolina Courage, with all the games to be played at the host’s WakeMed Soccer Park.

29 August

The Group Stage draw for the 2019/20 Champions League takes place in Monaco with the first round of matches taking place on the 17/18 September.