Qatar 2022: What will happen with the Premier League?


The Premier League season has been adjusted to accommodate a World Cup that takes place in the middle of the domestic calendar.

The season started a week earlier than normal on August 6 2022, with 16 matchdays taking place up to the weekend of November 12/13, before the tournament kicks off on November 20.

The Premier League will resume on Boxing Day following the World Cup final, which takes place on December 18.

The final match round of the 2022/23 season will be played on May 28 2023.

Key World Cup, Premier League, Scottish Premiership dates

July 30 – Scottish Premiership season starts along with the EFL Championship, League One and League Two.

August 6 – Premier League season starts.

November 12-13 – Final round of Premier League, Championship and Scottish Premiership matches before the World Cup.

November 20 – World Cup starts.

December 2 – Final set of group-stage matches.

December 3-6 – The round of 16 starts.

December 9-10 – The quarter-finals.

December 10 – The Championship resumes.

December 13-14 – World Cup semi-finals.

December 17 – The Scottish Premiership resumes.

December 18 – World Cup final.

December 26 – The Premier League resumes.