Premier League 2022-23 Season To Be Affected By Qatar World Cup

The Premier League has announced the dates for the 2022-23 season with the campaign set to be heavily impacted by the Qatar World Cup.

The 2022-23 season will start earlier than normal with matches to begin on 6 August.

The 2022 World Cup will hold between 21 November and 16 December next year. The Premier League will therefore stop for over a month after the weekend of 12 and 13 November before beginning again after the final.

The league season will then resume on 26 December for the traditional Boxing Day round of fixtures.

Next season will end on 28 May, 2023 — and as usual, all matches will take place simultaneously.

The season will take place over 34 weekends, three mid-week rounds of fixtures and one Bank Holiday match round.

There will still be a standalone FA Cup final weekend.

The late end date means there will be a break between the last round and the June international break, while the unorthodox schedule will not be in place for any seasons beyond 2022-23.