The preceding international tournament, which began on January 9, 2022, was the Africa Cup of Nations. The event was held in Cameroon, and numerous big European clubs lost key players to the competition at a crucial time in the club season. On February 2, one day after World Cup qualifications in Asia, South America, and Oceania, the tournament came to an end.
The campaign’s last break will take place from March 21 to March 29 in 2021-22. The UEFA playoffs are slated for March 2022, while qualifying for the World Cup, which will take place in November/December 2022, is nearing its end. This is the season that will be severely disrupted by the FIFA World Cup 2022, which will be held in Qatar. As a result, everything is speculative.
Instead of the usual summer schedule, the World Cup will be held from November 21 to December 18, 2022. As a result, the Premier League will start earlier than usual on August 6 and be postponed from November 12 to December 26, 2022.
The 2022-23 Premier League season will conclude on May 28, 2023. The Africa Cup of Nations will take center stage at the start of 2022, with certain World Cup qualifiers scheduled for when the competition’s knockout phases begin. In March, one month before the World Cup group stage draw, the build-up to Qatar 2022 will reach its pinnacle.
International breaks are planned long in advance to allow national teams and domestic leagues to plan for the movement of many top players throughout the world. They’ll compete in FIFA World Cup qualification, UEFA European Championships, Africa Cup of Nations, CONCACAF Gold Cup, and other competitions.
And, because this would leave many Premier League clubs without elite players, fairness demands that all top leagues cease to exist. This includes the Championship in England. UEFA Champions League and Europa League matches will not be played during the international break.