New Premier League season sees schedule revolve around Qatar World Cup with players getting no rest

By Amreen
Al Thumama Stadium is one of the stadiums that will be used for the 2022 Qatar World Cup
Al Thumama Stadium is one of the stadiums that will be used for the 2022 Qatar World Cup / Eurasia Sport Images/GettyImages

The Premier League have revealed the 2022/23 schedule, which coincides with the world up in Qatar in the winter.

For the first time ever, the football World Cup will take place in the winter due to the high temperatures and humidity in the Middle East.

Adjustments have been made to football schedules around the world to accommodate the tournament, but players in top leagues won't get any sort of break, despite the Premier League scheduling a break for the World Cup.

According to 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 fixtures on the 12 and 13 of November.

While the league will be paused for the duration of the World Cup, 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 Premier League chief executive, Richard Masters, said: “The Premier League is committed to preventing any radical changes to the post-2024 Fifa international match calendar that would adversely affect player welfare and threaten the competitiveness, calendar, structures and traditions of domestic football.

“We are open to reforms and new ideas, but they must enhance the complementary balance between domestic and international football in order to improve the game at all levels. This process should also involve meaningful agreements with the leagues that provide the foundations for the game. We will continue to work with supporter groups, players, domestic and international stakeholders to find solutions that are in the best interests of football’s long-term future.”