What Do You Need To Know For The 2021 – 2022 season
If everything goes according to plan, the Premier League will have full stadiums from August onwards for the 2021-22 season.
Football Season is Back: The Important Dates and Everything You Need to Know All In One Place.
The start and conclusion dates for the 2021-22 season have been confirmed by the Premier League as preparations for the following season begin.
During each international break, shareholders (representatives from all 20 teams) meet with Premier League leaders, notably chief executive Richard Masters, to discuss important topics and set the calendar for the following season.
The Premier League Announcements
On August 14, 2021, the Premier League season 2021/22 will begin. The last match round of the campaign will be held on May 22, 2022, with all matches kicking off at the same time each match day throughout the season and will be shown on terrestrial television, cable TV, pay to view, and online.
This season the start date is Saturday, August 14, five days later than when the 2019-20 season began on August 9. The late start date is due to a flurry of international competitions this summer, including the European Championships, Gold Cup, and Copa America.
In addition, the Olympics may cause some Premier League clubs to lose players for the majority of the preseason and the first week or two of the 2021-22 season.
In 2021-22, the final day format will vary slightly, with all ten games starting at the same time on Saturday, May 22. The season used to finish on a Sunday, but that is no longer the case.
Another thing to bear in mind is that Qatar will hold the 2022 world cup during the winter months from November 21 to December 18.
All involved will have to necessitate some schedule adjustments, including bringing forward the 2022-23 league season earlier than usual, then have a break in November before starting the second half of the season in late December.
Although there is still a lot of scheduling to be worked out, we now have a start and end date for next season.
Tokyo Olympic Games
The Summer Olympics will take place in Tokyo, Japan. The men’s football competition will have 16 teams, while the women’s tournament will feature 12 teams. All being well, the games will take place from July 21 until August 7, 2021.
Spectators must keep an eye on the colliding match dates and locations as games will occur across many stadiums, including Tokyo Stadium, Sapporo Dome, Saitama Stadium, Miyagi Stadium, and International Yokohama, Ibaraki Kashima Stadium, Olympic Stadium.
Preseason Summer Tournaments
There are several Preseason summer tournaments to watch out for in the coming year. Here are some of the dates you’ll want to add to your calendar.
Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2021
England is set to take on Soccer Aid World XI this year at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.
Add this one to your calendar because it will be a good one. September 4, 2021 (7.30 pm UK time)
2021 UEFA Super Cup
Chelsea (Champions League winners) will play against Villarreal (Europa League winners) at the UEFA SuperCup this year in Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland. The match will take place Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Scottish Premiership 2021-22
Scottish players and fans have the Scottish Premiership to look forward to with specialist fixtures starting in July 2021.
July 31: first fixtures of the season
3-21 January: winter break
Italian Series A 2021-22
If you love football, then the Italian Serie A will be high up on your must-watch list; the dates are as follows.
August 22: first fixtures of the season
23 December-6 January: winter break
May 22: final fixtures
The Bundesliga is a mega important fixture starting in August, with the SuperCup on August 17, finishing on May 14 2022.
13-15 August 2021: first fixtures
August 17, 2021: Supercup
May 14, 2022: final matchday
Below is a list of all the other fixtures, big and small; there may be changes, so watch out for details.
14-15 August: first fixtures of the season
2021-2022 UEFA Champions League schedule
The group stage will begin on August 26.
7-8 December 2021: sixth matches
14-15 September 2021: first matches
28-29 September 2021: second matches
19-20 October 2021: third matches
2-3 November 2021: fourth matches
23-24 November 2021: fifth matches
Stage of Elimination
The stages of elimination are scheduled as follows:
Round of 16: 15-16 and 22-23 February 2022, 8-9 and 15-16 March 2022
Quarter-finals: 5-6 and 12-13 April 2022
Semi-finals will be held on April 26-27, 2022, and May 3-4, 2022.
Final of the UEFA Champions League in 2022
The finals of the UEFA Champions League launch Saturday, May 28, 2022, at the Krestovsky Stadium in Russia. Still a while away, but there are plenty more matches to watch.
2022 International Football Tournaments
Africa Cup of Nations
Dates: January 2022
UEFA Women’s Euro 2022
Dates: July 6 to July 31, 2022
Fifa World Cup 2022
Dates: November 21 to December 18, 2022
Fifa Women’s World Cup
Host: Australia and New Zealand
Dates: July to August 2023
One thing for sure there’s a lot of football to watch; there’s something for every football fan to enjoy during the coming season.
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