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CLEVELAND -- The Yankees announced on Monday that they will host two world-class soccer matches this summer at Yankee Stadium.

On May 25, reigning European club champion Chelsea FC will face current English Premier League champion Manchester City FC, and on June 11, reigning World Cup and European champion Spain will play Ireland.

Kickoff time for the May 25 match between English Premier League teams Chelsea FC and Manchester City FC is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. ET. Kickoff time for the June 11 friendly match between Spain and Ireland is 8 p.m.

Tickets for both exhibition matches will go on sale to the general public as a bundle package including both games beginning on April 10 at 10 a.m. at yankees.com/soccer. For updates and further details, visit yankees.com/soccer or follow @yankeesevents on Twitter.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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