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Boxing day, World Cup 2022: the key dates of the future Ligue 1 calendar


With matches on December 28 and January 1, Ligue 1 will adapt to the Qatari World Cup for the 2022-2023 season.

The information published this Tuesday among our colleagues from


may cause the selectors to talk.

Last July, through a circular, UEFA informed the 55 federations that the players will not join their selection until the week before the opening match of the next World Cup, scheduled for November 21 to December 18, 2022 in Qatar.

In other words, the European championships will continue until the last moment or almost.

This was confirmed by the Professional Football League (LFP) on Wednesday through a press release.

To discover

  • Ligue 1 fixtures and results

  • League 1 standings

We learn that the 15th day of the 2022-2023 season, "

scheduled for the weekend of November 12 and 13, 2022, will be the last day

" before the internationals switch to World mode.

This applies to Ligue 1 and Ligue 2. "

Exceptionally, the resumption of the championship will take place on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 in the form of a French boxing day

", continues the LFP.

In the case of Ligue 1 Ligue 2 players who would play in the World Cup final, it would be 9 days of complete rest before returning to the lawns of France.

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Three days after these matches of December 28, rebelote January 1 for the 17th day. A redesigned calendar to avoid starting the season too early or ending it too late. The date of Matchday 18 is not yet known, knowing that Ligue 1 teams are used to making their entry into the Coupe de France in early January. "

The entire general calendar of the 2022-2023 competitions will be published this Thursday, October 14 following its final adoption by the Executive Committee of the FFF

", specifies the LFP. But we already know that the 38th and last day “

was placed on Sunday June 4, 2023

”. Then the players will have the right to a truce, a real one.




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Source: lefigaro

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