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For the first time ever, the showpiece will take place in the winter season due to the high temperatures and humidity in the host country.
As a result, adjustments have been made to make the club football calendar fit in around the tournament but still it seems as though players in the top leagues won't get any sort of break.
The Premier League announces a mid-season break starting November 14 next year, one week before the World Cup starts in Qatar 📆— B/R Football (@brfootball) November 11, 2021
The league will restart on December 26, just eight days after the World Cup final. pic.twitter.com/Z0coKg0rVj
As per an official statement, the 2022/23 Premier League campaign will begin on 6 August and run through till matchday 16 - with the last set of weekend fixtures occurring on the 12 and 13 of November.
There will be a pause in proceedings whilst the World Cup action gets underway. But shockingly, the Boxing Day fixtures will mark the return of Premier League football - just eight days after the World Cup final on 18 December.
The final day of the season takes place on 28 May 2023.
The opening game featuring hosts Qatar in action will be at the 60,000 capacity Al Bayt stadium in Al Khor on November 21.
During the first phase of the tournament, four group stages games will be played across 11 hours every day.
For the first two rounds of matches, the first game will be played at 10am, before further fixtures follow at 1pm, 4pm and 7pm.
The Lusail Stadium, which can hold 80,000 fans, will be the setting for the final just seven days before Christmas.
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