EFL Reveals Next Season Will Start In July To Accommodate Qatar World Cup

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To accommodate the World Cup, the EFL season 2022-23 will begin in July. The schedule was released on Monday, and it revealed that the Championship will not be suspended for the whole of the competition in Qatar, but will restart during the quarter-finals.

All three Football League divisions will begin play one week before the Premier League on July 30, 2022. Leagues One and Two will not be affected by the World Cup, however the Championship will be suspended after the round of games on November 12 and will resume on December 10.

The group stage is set to end on December 2nd in Qatar. Because of the timetable, clubs may be forced to play without crucial players. If three players are on international duty, EFL rules allow a club to request a postponement, and the league stated: “Existing international calls postponement criteria will be applied throughout, where necessary.”

The EFL said its regular season would end on 6 May 2023, with the play-off finals scheduled for the 27-29 May.

source : Guardian sport

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