Key dates for your 2019 footballing summer

27 May 2019
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The important events to put in your diary before the new Premier League season begins on 10 August

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The 2018/19 season has finished but there is a host of football taking place over the summer for players at Premier League clubs.

Here are a few dates to put in your diaries so you can keep following the action.

16 May

The Premier League transfer window opens for domestic deals. The transfer of players from another national association can take place when the FIFA Transfer Matching System opens on 11 June.

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.

15 June 

The 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the national tournament for countries from the North, Central American, and Caribbean region, starts.

The United States and Mexico are two of 16 nations taking part, with the final on 7 July.

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 a Premier League club takes place, as Everton play Kariobangi Sharks in Nairobi, Kenya.

See: Premier League club summer 2019 friendlies

17 July

The Premier League Asia Trophy begins in China, with Manchester 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.

4 August 

Reigning champions Man City take on last season's runners-up, Liverpool, in the FA Community Shield at Wembley Stadium.

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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