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15 November 2021

Club News


15 November 2021

BURTON Albion will continue to play games during the Qatar World Cup after the EFL confirmed the schedule for the 2022-23 season.

The Championship will take a break to accommodate the group stages of the World Cup but League One and League Two will continue to play in November and December when the competition is being staged.

The Brewers could still see matches disrupted though as internationall call ups could result in postponements.

The EFL schedule for the 2022/23 will see the season start on the weekend of Saturday July 30, 2022.

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar takes place over a five-week period in November and December 2022, with the EFL Schedule adjusted to accommodate.

Match round 16 in the Championship, set to take place on Saturday November 12, will be the final round of fixtures played ahead of the call-up period for the tournament, which begins on Monday November 14.

The Championship will resume on December 10 following the culmination of the World Cup Group Stages, whilst League One and League Two fixtures will continue as normal. The existing international calls postponement criteria will be applied throughout, where necessary.

The Carabao Cup will be getting underway week commencing August 8, with the Papa John’s Trophy starting later that month, week commencing August 29.

The finals of both competitions will be held at Wembley Stadium, on Sunday February 26 for the Carabao Cup and Sunday March 19 for the Papa John’s Trophy.

The final day of the 2022/23 season in the Championship, League One and League Two will be across the weekend of Saturday May 6 2023, with the Sky Bet EFL Play-Off Finals scheduled for May 27-29 2023.

Carabao Cup:

Round One – 10 August, 2022

Round Two – 24 August, 2022

Round Three – 9 November, 2022

Round Four – 21 December, 2022

Quarter-Final – 11 January, 2023

Semi-Final First Leg – 25 January, 2023

Semi-Final Second Leg – 1 February, 2023

Final – 26 February, 2023


Papa John’s Trophy:

Group Game One – 31 August, 2022

Group Game Two – 21 September, 2022

Group Game Three – 19 October, 2022

Round of 32 – 30 November, 2022

Round of 16 – 14 December, 2022

Quarter-Final – 11 January, 2023

Semi-Final – 1 February, 2023

Final – 19 March, 2023


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