FA Cup draw LIVE! Chelsea, Manchester United, Man City and Coventry learn semi-final opponents

FA Cup draw LIVE! Chelsea, Manchester United, Man City and Coventry learn semi-final opponents

FA Cup semi-final draw - LIVE!

The route to the FA Cup final will be set for the four teams still in the competition as the semi-final draw takes place. The two fixtures will take place next month, with the final held on May 25.

Manchester United and Chelsea sealed their spots on Sunday. Erik ten Hag’s side won a true FA Cup classic, beating Liverpool 4-3 in extra time by coming from behind twice before scoring in the final seconds. Earlier in the day, Chelsea battled to a thrilling 4-2 victory over Leicester.

Manchester City are still in the hunt for another treble, after Pep Guardiola’s side kept their FA Cup defence on track with a routine last-eight win over Newcastle. The big shock in the semi-final lineup is the presence of Coventry- the Championship side stunned Wolves with two goals deep into stoppage-time to earn their place at Wembley. Follow the draw LIVE with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below!

Manchester United vs Liverpool latest updates

  • Ball numbers

  • Semi-final dates

When will the FA Cup semi-finals be played?

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The FA Cup semi-finals are scheduled to take place on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, April 20th and 21st.

FA Cup draw ball numbers

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1 - Coventry

2 - Manchester United or Liverpool

3 - Chelsea

4 - Manchester City

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Right, the FA Cup draw is coming up.

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124min: Ten Hag is still screaming instructions on the touchline.

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122min: Amad has been sent off for taking off his shirt! I doubt he cares.


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121min: United clear... and now they break with Garnacho, who finds Amad into the area to score!!

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120min: Liverpool corner in the last minute...

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119min: Garnacho wins a foul. Clock is ticking towards penalties.

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116min: Almost the perfect pass from Rashford for McTominay to slide in... and the midfielder can only direct a shot off target!

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115min: Maguire and Mac Allister are both down after a nasty collision. They should be fine.

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114min: Liverpool replace Diaz with Clark.


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112min: Third time lucky for Rashford! Nunez gives the ball away around 30 yards from goal and it’s a simple pass from McTominay... and Rashford tucks home!

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111min: Maybe not! Maguire gets a shot off inside the area that Kelleher does well to stand tall and save.

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109min: Liverpool look quite comfortable here. Kelleher booked for time wasting.

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106min: Mount is on for his first appearance since November, replacing Lindelof.

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The 9,000 Liverpool fans are in full voice.


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106min: There’s still 15 minutes to go.


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105min: As half-time of extra time approaches, Elliott tries his luck from 25 yards, gets a big deflection and beats Onana!

Huge goal!

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103min: Rashford misses another very good chance after running through, but the offside flag saves his blushes.

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100min: It’s been a slower start to extra time, with United on top. Liverpool need to regroup.

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97min: Amad drags Mac Allister back to give Liverpool a free kick on the edge of their own area. Bit of a reprieve.

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94min: Gomez floats a ball into the area looking for Mac Allister, but Onana saves.

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92min: My word, who is this Antony? He almost has another, but slips as his shot spins just wide of the top corner.

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91min: Back under way for extra time.

End of 90 minutes

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95min: That was the final kick. I can’t believe he missed that. We are heading for extra time.

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94min: Rashford has missed a sitter with 10 seconds to play!

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93min: Liverpool the nervous team now. It’s all United.

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92min: United win a corner, which is deep and Kelleher can clear on the stretch.

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91min: Four minutes added on.

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88min: Up the other end, Bradley hits the post with a spinning cross-cum-shot.


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87min: Out of nothing! Antony spins inside the area and beats an unsighted Kelleher with a smart shot on the turn.


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85min: Last United substitute as Amad comes on for Varane. An attacking roll of the dice from Ten Hag.

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83min: Another Liverpool corner, which Nunez meets but heads wide. I think Antony was marking the Liverpool forward at that set-piece...

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80min: Eriksen is on for Mainoo.

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79min: Liverpool should have wrapped it up! It’s five on two as Liverpool break over the halfway line, but Gakpo and then Elliott both make the wrong decisions.

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77min: Two more Liverpool changes as Salah and Robertson are replaced by Gakpo and Bradley.

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76min: Liverpool corner is played short to Salah, who floats a cross towards the back post which Onana saves easily.

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73min: Antony’s first attempt is, obviously, weak and off target.

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72min: Szoboszlai replaced by Elliott.

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71min: First changes for United, as Antony and Maguire replace Hojlund and Wan-Bissaka.

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67min: Liverpool certainly seeing more of the ball at the moment, perhaps trying to calm the pace down a tad.

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63min: Great save from Onana, even better feet from Nunez to glide past Varane and fire at the near post.

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60min: A long delay until the free kick... which Mac Allister curls onto the roof of the net.

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58min: Ooooh. Fernandes. On a yellow, he dives in to block Szoboszlai’s shot and catches the Liverpool player.

Perhaps not a booking but borderline.

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57min: Liverpool corner comes to nothing.

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56min: United give Szoboszlai all the time in the world to fire at goal, forcing Onana to concede a corner. They are so slow in defence.

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54min: Cries for a United penalty as McTominay’s cross is cut out but Robertson, but it’s nowhere near. Just hits his thigh.

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53min: Huge, huge chance for United as Fernandes flicks gets to the touchline and tries to find Hojlund or Garnacho, but the ball spins out for a throw in.

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50min: Salah tries to feed in Nunez at the back post but the pass is misjudged and rolls into Onana’s hands.

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47min: They play is short to Rashford, who tries to make inroads into the area, but is easily tackled by Robertson.

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46min: United win a corner inside 30 seconds.

Second half!

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Ten Hag reappears from the tunnel clapping the fans... and we’re back under way!

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You wouldn’t think either manager changes anything at the break. I would have suggested Klopp does about five minutes before half-time!

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The game turned on its head in stoppage time. Ten Hag needs to inspire his players somehow, which he has regularly struggled to do.Superb entertainment. Next goal is huge.

 (Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
(Liverpool FC via Getty Images)


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51min: There’s then whistle! Liverpool fans in full voice at the break.

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48min: Fernandes simply has to be stronger in the tackle there. Tries to blame anything else, but he was at fault. Couple more minutes of added time.


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47min: Liverpool lead!

Yet more dreadful defending from United. Onana palms Nunez’s shot straight to Salah, who slams the ball home from six yards.

United say there was a foul on Fernandes in the build-up, VAR are having a look... but nothing doing.


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44min: Equaliser for Liverpool as Mac Allister beats Onana at his near post after a deflection from Mainoo. Unfortunate for the youngster.

Quansah allows to waltz into the area in the build-up. Never poor defending.

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41min: This is so frantic as we approach half-time.


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37min: Endo thinks he has equalised but Salah has been flagged offside as his right shoulder is beyond the last defender.

Superb spot by the linesman, that was very close.

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36min: Straight up the other end, Diaz looks to be running down a blind alley but ends up arrowing a corker inside the near post which Onana does well to tip away.

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35min: McTominay denied a second with a superb Kelleher save!

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31min: Better from Liverpool. Robertson with a superb, fizzed cross into the six-yard box which a backtracking Varane must head clear. Szoboszlai’s follow-up forces Onana into a low save.

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29min: Nunez, who has been invisible in this first half, finally gets on the ball and shoots from 25 yards, but it’s blocked by Lindelof.

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27min: Another fine break from United as Garnacho and Bruno drive at the Liverpool goal, before Hojlund is slipped into the area... and then slips up. Unfortunate.

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24min: Fernandes tries to bend a free kick from near the touchline over Kelleher, but his attempt lands on the top of the net.

Surely you try to find a team-mate, rather than shoot.

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21min: Hojlund and McTominay are screaming at each other after a wayward pass. Plenty of emotion out there today.

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20min: Rashford tries to make inroads down the left but is crowded out by Endo. Showed great pace, but the midfielder got his body in the way.

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18min: Deary me. Gomez is still waiting for his first Liverpool goal and sends an attempt into the upper stands.

Good work again for Diaz in the build-up, but the final touch just isn’t quite clicking for Liverpool yet.

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15min: Liverpool finally string a few passes together as Diaz and Robertson combine for the latter to have a shot at goal, but the left-back gets underneath it and the ball flies well over the bar.

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12min: Liverpool are all at sea at the moment. No composure.


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10min: McTominay with the opener!

Garnacho does brilliantly down the left, sees his shot saved by Kelleher, but McTominay is on hand to prod home into an empty net.

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9min: Almost a stunning goal from Salah!

A Van Basten-esque volley from a tight angle which had Onana beaten but flies the wrong side of the far post.

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7min: Liverpool starting to find their feet. Szoboszlai has an attempt from the edge of the area which sails a good few yards wide.

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4min: United with more of the possession in these opening stages. Garnacho finds Rashford on the edge of the area with a lovely cut-back, and the striker forces Kelleher into a full-stretch save!

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2min: Wan-Bissaka is playing at left-back, up against Salah. An interesting choice... but he’s just had United’s first shot on goal, albeit a weak one on the stretch inside the area.


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1min: Here we go!

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Roy Keane: “United have to turn up and produce a big performance, at least once this season.”

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Roy Keane has already started talking in a higher pitch. Not even kick-off yet.

The teams are in the tunnel.

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Kick-off is fast approaching.

Jurgen Klopp to BBC Sport

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"What is more important is the quality and the rhythm. It's all fine, there's nothing to worry about. We need a really good game against a really strong opponent.

"If you want to go to Wembley, you have to be good. You don't get to a semi-final with just luck, we have to be good."

 (Martin Rickett/PA Wire)
(Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Ten Hag: 'We have to save the season'

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Is this Erik ten Hag admitting for the first time that United are in trouble?

"I think we have to save the season. We know we have to catch up in the Premier League but now we have an opportunity to win silverware.

"The only opportunity is the FA Cup, so we are only three wins away but big games and we have to play our best.

"This is a test for us, but we like the test, we like the challenges and we can be, to a certain range, relaxed because we believe in ourselves. But we have to prove [that].

"Some games are bigger than others, I think Manchester United against Liverpool is always a big game. I am looking forward to it."

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(Manchester United via Getty Imag)

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A peek inside the home dressing room.

 (Manchester United via Getty Imag)
(Manchester United via Getty Imag)

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It’s all good news for Liverpool as Klopp can name an extremely strong starting lineup despite plenty of injury problems.

Salah, Diaz and Nunez make up the front three, while Endo and Gomez shake off injury fears to start in midfield and defence.

Gravenberch is on the bench, along with youngsters Clark, McConnell, Danns and Bradley.

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So, positives and negatives for Manchester United.

Hojlund and Wan-Bissaka are fit to start, while Harry Maguire and Mason Mount are able to take a place on the bench. However, Casemiro has picked up an injury and is not in the squad. McTominay deputises in midfield.

Team news in full

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Manchester United XI: Onana, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Varane, Dalot, Mainoo, McTominay, Fernandes, Garnacho, Rashford, Hojlund

Subs: Heaton, Kambwala, Maguire, Amrabat, Mount, Eriksen, Amad, Antony, Forson

Liverpool XI: Kelleher, Gomez, Quansah, Van Dijk, Robertson; Endo, Szoboszlai, Mac Allister; Salah, Diaz, Nunez

Subs: Adrian, Gakpo, Elliott, Tsimikas, Clark, McConnell, Gravenberch, Danns, Bradley

Liverpool XI

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...and the visitors!

Man Utd XI

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Here’s how the hosts look.

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No word on the Manchester United team quite yet - that’ll be in just under 10 minutes - but the club hope to start Wan-Bissaka, Maguire and Hojlund.

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Sounds like there are not too many surprises in the Liverpool XI, with Gomez and Endo fit.

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Spotlight will again be on Marcus Rashford today after Erik ten Hag said Manchester United have no intention of selling the forward amid interest from Paris Saint-Germain.

Rashford signed a new deal until 2028 in July but his future has become a hot topic.

"He should be part of this project," said Ten Hag. "It is not a subject we talk about.

“We did not sign him last season for five years with the intention to sell him now.”

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(Manchester United via Getty Imag)

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Manchester United have confirmed both Mason Mount and Harry Maguire are back in the matchday squad today.

Maguire was expected to return but Mount’s inclusion is a bit more of a surprise.

Full team news to come at 2.30pm GMT...

Klopp: Returning Salah is a world-class player

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed the "pure quality" of Mohamed Salah as the forward prepares to face his favoured opposition Manchester United.

Salah scored and had three assists in his first 90 minutes since New Year's Day in the 6-1 Europa League demolition of Sparta Prague but today will offer a better barometer of whether he is back to his sharpest.

The Egypt international will be relishing the game as he has scored more goals for Liverpool against United - a club-record 12 in 13 appearances - than any other team.

"Super good, you saw it last night. How many goals did he set up first half? He scored and was involved in all the others pretty much. Exceptional," said Klopp.

"Mo is pure quality. Ask him what he likes most about Man Utd but the more we talk about it the less likely it will happen again. Exceptional guy, world-class player and how we dealt without him was unbelievable. Unbelievable.

"The boys did really well - but it is better to have him around and on the pitch than just in the dressing room."

 (Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

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Tyson Fury is in the house…

Ten Hag: United are ready for Liverpool challenge

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Erik ten Hag insists he is relishing the challenge of overcoming Liverpool as Manchester United look to save their season.

Liverpool have already won the Carabao Cup and would love to pile further misery on injury-hit United, who are looking to avoid their campaign heading into a tailspin.

A Wembley semi-final would prove a welcome shot in the arm for Ten Hag's side before returning to their push to climb the Premier League and sneak Champions League qualification.

Asked if he trusts his players to save the season for him over the coming weeks, Ten Hag pointed to the collective and said: "I think we have to save the season.

"But we know we have to catch up in the Premier League but now we have an opportunity to win silverware. The only opportunity is the FA Cup, so we are only three wins away but big games and we have to play our best.

"Sunday is a test for us, but we like the test, we like the challenges and we can be, to a certain range, relaxed because we believe in ourselves. But on Sunday we have to prove (that)."

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(Manchester United via Getty Imag)

Liverpool vs Man Utd latest odds

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Man Utd to go through: 2/1

Liverpool to go through: 4/11

Odds via Bet365 and subject to change.

Head to head history and results

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Man Utd wins: 90

Draws: 69

Liverpool wins: 81


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Liverpool are on such a strong run of form right now, it’s difficult to look past them.

Liverpool to win 3-1.

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Rasmus Hojlund has arrived at Old Trafford with the Manchester United squad…

Liverpool team news

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Jurgen Klopp is ready to start Mohamed Salah for Liverpool.

Salah made his first Liverpool start since New Year’s Day against Sparta Prague on Thursday and Klopp said on Friday: "Mo is definitely ready.

Liverpool are set to be without Ibrahima Konate due to his hamstring problem.

Ryan Gravenberch is fit, while Bobby Clark should be fine after he was forced off against Sparta Prague.

Curtis Jones, Diogo Jota and Trent Alexander-Arnold, who have all not played since February, will not return until after the international break.

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