The UEFA Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea in Istanbul on Aug. 14 will be the first major UEFA men's showpiece to have a female referee, with France's Stephanie Frappart selected to officiate the contest.
Champions League winners Liverpool will face Europa League holders Chelsea in the annual clash between the victors of Europe's two main competitions.
Roma have pulled out of this year's International Champions Cup preseason tournament (matches airing live this summer on ESPN and ESPN+) because of their "unforeseen involvement" in the early rounds of Europa League qualifying, the Serie A club said on Wednesday.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery expressed disappointment in the team's 4-1 loss to Chelsea in the Europa League final but asked fans to continue to trust the process.
After a goalless first half, Arsenal saw their Champions League dream evaporate in the first 20 minutes of the second half, as goals from Olivier Giroud, Pedro and a send-off penalty from Eden Hazard saw Chelsea run out to a 3-0 lead.
Alex Iwobi pulled one back with a brilliant volley into the top-right corner but Hazard answered just three...