The Premier League reveals its revised 2022-23 season schedule with action starting a week earlier, halting in mid-November, and restarting on Boxing Day, a WEEK after the World Cup final in Qatar!
- The Qatar 2022 World Cup is held between November and December
- It means that the European leagues have to adapt their calendars accordingly.
- Premier League starts one week early before returning on Boxing Day
- It means that any player who makes it to the World Cup final has only seven days off.
Premier League teams will be back in action just one week after the 2022 World Cup final after plans for a revised 2022-23 schedule were revealed.
A winter World Cup in Qatar 12 months from now wreaks havoc amid European football seasons, so the Premier League has revealed how they will navigate the month-long tournament.
The action will start a week earlier than normal on August 6 before pausing on the weekend of November 12-13.
International players will join their national teams starting November 14 and will look to make it through to the World Cup final on December 18.
The Premier League will then swiftly return on Boxing Day, which means that some coaches face some of the players who have almost no rest if they go all the way in Qatar.
With the World Cup dominating the middle part of the season, the ripple effect is that 2022-23 will conclude a week later than normal, ending on May 28 with all matches starting at the same time, as is traditional in the final. day.
the The 2022-23 season will consist of 34 rounds of weekend matches, three midweek matches and one round of holiday matches.
The final weekend of the FA Cup will continue independently and will not be absorbed between league matches.
More to follow.