Bristol City Football Club, a new British club with a unique brand of football, is the newest British football team to make its official debut at the 2017-18 European Championship.
The Bristol City Soccer Club was announced on Sunday, March 2, 2017 at the UEFA Women’s Champions League Final on the island of St. Eustatius in the Mediterranean Sea.
Bristol City will play its first home match at St. Anthony’s Stadium, on March 18 against Eindhoven FC, and will be the first team to face an opponent from outside of the UK.
The first game will be played at the stadium on March 24 against Luton Town, with the game scheduled for a 3 p.m. kick-off time.
This will be Bristol City’s second UEFA Women`s Champions League qualifier at Stade Velodrome, with a win or draw for the hosts on the night.
Bristol City FC is the most successful club in the Football League and the most decorated of the English Premier League clubs.
Bristol is currently in sixth place in the Championship table with 17 points, two ahead of second-placed Middlesbrough, while Manchester City are just five points behind Bristol in eighth place with 11 points.
The Bristol City FC team is composed of 16 players, who have played for several Premier League and Premier League Two clubs.
The squad includes four young players: Kenny O’Connor (19), Rohan James (21), Mateo Kovacic (22), Samuel Soria (23), Samantha Cole (26).
The team will be available for live broadcast and social media via the Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Google+ accounts, and also streamed live on Bravo.com.
The Bristol City FC will begin their journey to the UEFA Champions League in the quarterfinals of the Europa League, where they will face Fenerbahce on March 21.
Bolton City has earned three league wins from its last five matches, including a 2-1 victory against Norwich City at Craven Cottage in May.
In the Premier League, Bristol City have earned eight points from their last five games, including two wins and two draws.
At the start of the 2017/18 season, Bristol was promoted to the Premier Football League, which is currently the second tier of English football.
This marks Bristol City`s second season in the UEFA European Championship, which was held in the United Kingdom between February 24 and March 5, 2018.
Bristol was placed in Group D, which included Fenerbal, Borussia Dortmund, Everton, West Ham United, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Tottenham Hotspur.
Bristol will play Group E, which also includes Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester United.
Bristol has qualified for the 2018 UEFA Europa League through the Group Stage.
For more information about Bristol City, visit www.bristolscoresport.co.uk