With the World Cup scheduled for winter, two days of the championship have been scheduled between Christmas 2022 and January 2023.
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The Board of Directors of the Football League announced, Wednesday, October 13, that a “Boxing Day” will take place between Christmas 2022 and jJanuary 2023 to hold the next season, shortened by the holding of the World Cup, from November 21 to December 18, 2022.
– Professional Football League (@LFPfr) October 13, 2021
The L1 will thus switch muted between November 13 and Wednesday December 28, where it will return for an organized “Boxing Day”exceptionally“, as specified in the press release from the LFP.
The organization of a “Boxing Day” just after Christmas, a tradition in England where the Premier League continues during the holiday season, before taking a break in early January, is not in the customs. France. In June 2020, the union of professional players (UNFP) reiterated its attachment to the winter break, enshrined in the Professional Football Charter which stipulates that it must last “at least two weeks during the holiday season“.
Ligue 1 will then continue with a 17th day scheduled for Sunday, January 1, 2023. The date of the last day of Ligue 1 pre-World Cup, November 12 and 13, corresponds to the international calendar of Fifa, which provides for the provision of players for their selections on November 14, one week before the start of the competition.