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EFL Confirms Schedule For 2022/23 Qatar World Cup Season
Monday, 15th Nov 2021 15:50

The EFL has confirmed its schedule for the 2022/23 season which will see the Championship, but not Leagues One and Two, interrupted by the World Cup in Qatar, which takes place during five weeks in November and December.

An EFL statement outlines how the campaign will progress: “The EFL schedule for the 2022/23 season has been confirmed, with the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two set to start on the weekend of Saturday 30th July 2022.

“The 2022 World Cup in Qatar takes place over a five-week period in November and December 2022, with the EFL schedule adjusted to accommodate.

“Match round 16 in the Championship, set to take place on Saturday 12th November, will be the final round of fixtures played ahead of the call-up period for the tournament, which begins on Monday 14th November.

“The Championship will resume on Saturday 10th December 2022 following the culmination of the World Cup group stages, whilst League One and League Two fixtures will continue as normal.

“The existing international calls postponement criteria will be applied throughout, where necessary.

“The Carabao Cup will be getting under way in the week commencing 8th August, with the Papa John’s Trophy starting later that month, the week commencing 29th August.

“The finals of both competitions will be held at Wembley Stadium, on Sunday 26th February for the Carabao Cup and Sunday 19th March for the Papa John’s Trophy.

“The final day of the 2022/23 season in the Championship, League One and League Two will be across the weekend of Saturday 6th May 2023, with the Sky Bet EFL play-off finals scheduled for the 27th-29th May 2023.

Sky Bet EFL
Season start (regular season) – 30th July 2022
Championship pause – 12th November 2022
Championship resumption – 10th December 2022
Final day (regular season) – 6th May 2023

Sky Bet EFL play-offs
Sky Bet League Two – Saturday 27th May 2023
Sky Bet League One – Sunday 28th May 2023
Sky Bet Championship – Monday 29th May 2023

Carabao Cup
Round one – 10th August 2022
Round two – 24th August 2022
Round three – 9th November 2022
Round four – 21st December 2022
Quarter-final – 11th January 2023
Semi-final first leg – 25th January 2023
Semi-final second leg – 1st February 2023
Final – 26th February 2023

Papa John’s Trophy
Group game one – 31st August 2022
Group game two – 21st September 2022
Group game three – 19th October 2022
Round of 32 – 30th November 2022
Round of 16 – 14th December 2022
Quarter-final – 11th January 2023
Semi-final – 1st February, 2023
Final – 19th March 2023

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Vancouver_Blue added 16:26 - Nov 15
I don't know one single person who thinks this World Cup is a good idea.

wkj added 16:45 - Nov 15
@Vancouver_Blue Im sure Sepp Blatter and the gang didn't think it was a good idea either, but massively profitable for their own bank accounts... until they were caught.

ruds added 16:55 - Nov 15
I think this World Cup IS a good idea


Bazza8564 added 16:56 - Nov 15
I echo the views above, corruption in the game is to blame for this, and the significant number of laborers who have died creating the stadia, plus the supposed slave like conditions tarnish the whole thing. Sadly money talks, and a few of our supposed heroes from yesteryear have been shown to be equally corrupt.

BluJu added 16:56 - Nov 15
Follow the money, Vanc - you'll find a few who are very happy.

I remember watching this vomit-inducing moment:

Marcus added 18:29 - Nov 15
You're wrong. I can easily think of people who think it's a good idea. Especially the ones sitting on stacks of corruption money.

ButchersBrokenNose added 19:25 - Nov 15
So, what I'm getting from this is that we won't be affected.

RobITFC added 12:09 - Nov 16
Countries should be boycotting this World cup, due to the corruption , Qatar are anti women, gay and use slave labour where many have died. But of course the players won't boycott because of the large money involved!! Makes them hypocrites when getting down on one knee , but when money talks they turn a blind eye.!

scooby added 15:46 - Nov 16
Don't see why they need to have a break during the world cup. All clubs have loads of players available. I don't see the cricket leagues and rugby leagues stopping for games. Perhaps the so called managers/coaches will then have a chance to prove how good they actually are instead of relying on players bought for big money earning them an easy living

Radlett_blue added 16:41 - Nov 16
Bloater actually voted for the USA & was visibly shocked when Qatar won the gig, also realising he'd been outfoxed by the equally corrupt Platini. His ban from football expires in 2023 - be very afraid!

TimmyH added 17:45 - Nov 16
Most corrupt ridiculous World Cup...for some reason I can't get excited about it, maybe nearer the time but being held in a minute country in scorching heat doesn't do it for me!

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