EFL confirm Championship will break for the 2022 World Cup

Second tier teams to have a month off next season

By Mike Simmonds
Monday, 15th November 2021, 4:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th November 2021, 6:45 pm
The World Cup takes place in Qatar next year

The English Football League (EFL) have confirmed that the 2022-23 Championship season will break for a month to incorporate the 2022 World Cup.

With the competition set to takes place in Qatar over a five-week period from November 2022 to December 2022, the Championship, which begins a week earlier on Saturday, July 30 next term, will pause on Saturday, November 12, ahead of the tournament start date of Monday, November 21.

The second tier will then resume its campaign on December 10 following the culmination of the group stages and last 16, going on to run through until May 6, 2023.

The Carabao Cup starts on the week commencing August 8, with the play-off finals scheduled for the weekend of May 27-29.