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The Premier League Festive Fixture Schedule Will Feature Huge Changes Due To World Cup In Qatar

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The Premier League Festive Fixture Schedule Will Feature Huge Changes Due To World Cup In Qatar

The Premier League festive fixture schedule will not feature games in between Boxing Day and New Year's Day this year, as a result of the World Cup taking place in Qatar.

For the first time in history, the tournament will take place in the winter season due to the high temperatures and humidity in the host country.

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Proceedings will kick off on November 21, running all the way through to the final on December 18.

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The regular season has been disrupted heavily in the leading leagues in Europe and now the Premier League are tweaking the calendar slightly.

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Image: PA

The Christmas period is arguably he most exciting during the Premier League campaign, with a real feast of football to enjoy and games on more or less every day in between Christmas and New Year.

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Image: PA
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However, The Telegraph are reporting that in a bid to prevent major burn-out for players, the revised schedule will see games on Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and January 2 instead.

Club football in England's top flight will resume eight days after the World Cup but no fixtures will take place on December 28.

There will, however, be a mid-season break. The 2022/23 season will start on 6 August and run through till matchday 16 - to be played on 12 and 13 November - before the brief hiatus ensues.

It has been reported that the FA have requested the Premier League do not have any games between the "big six clubs" in the final matchday before the World Cup.

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Games in the EFL will also be affected by the showpiece, with that calendar now only including matches on

December 26, December 29 and January 1.

The Premier League fixture list is to be released in full at 9am on Thursday 16 June, with the final day of the season set for 28 May 2023.

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Topics: Premier League, Football World Cup

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