L1: the calendar unveiled, a Boxing Day, the four confirmed descents … What will change in 2022-2023

Runi on Wednesday, the Board of Directors of the LFP initiated the adoption of a new format for Ligue 1 with the return of the 18-club competition from the 2023-2024 fiscal year. A next season which will be marked by a disrupted schedule due to the World Cup in Qatar.

The LFP has unveiled the calendar for the 2022-2023 season.

Ligue 1 clubs are now fixed. Pending decisions from the LFP for the 2022-2023 season, which will be shaken up by the holding of the World Cup in Qatar from November 21 to December 18, 2022, the leaders now know what to expect.

A Boxing Day during the holidays

Indeed, the world tournament in the Gulf will generate 45 days of interruption in L1 between the 15th day, which will be held on November 13, 2022, and the 16th lift, which will take place on December 28, 2022, thus leading to a tightening of the schedule. . Such a special season which will begin on August 7, 2022 and which will end on June 4, 2023 during which lovers of the French championship will witness a little novelty.

Frequent subject of debate in recent months, Boxing Day is going to invite itself in France. The board of directors of the LFP began to hold two days during the end of year celebrations in Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 for the 2022-2023 season. The matches will take place on December 28, 2022 (Day 16) and January 1, 2023 (Day 17) in L1 and December 27, 2022 and January 1, 2023 in L2.

Four runs next season

Another decision confirmed for this exercise, the temporary elimination of the play-offs since there will indeed be four relegations in L2 and two climbs in the elite. A choice carefully considered by the selected clubs (only Metz was against) for the passage of the French championship of 20 to 18 clubs from the 2023-2024 season. A return to the format that we experienced between 1997 and 2002 which could allow a tightening of the level in the first division.

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