FIFA World Cup 2022: French Ligue 1 to pause for 6 weeks in order to accommodate the World Cup

FIFA World Cup 2022: French Ligue 1 to pause for 6 weeks in order to accommodate the World Cup
FIFA World Cup 2022: French Ligue 1 to pause for 6 weeks in order to accommodate the World Cup

FIFA World Cup 2022: French Ligue 1 to pause for 6 weeks in order to accommodate the World Cup- The French top-flight will have a six-week break across November and December next season for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the league
announced on Wednesday.

The 2022/23 Ligue 1 campaign kicks off the weekend of August 6 and will be paused during the World Cup, stopping on November 13 and resuming on December 28.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Next year’s tournament, which runs from November 21 to December 18, will be the first not to be held in May, June or July due to Qatar’s intense summer heat.

FIFA World Cup 2022: French Ligue 1 to pause for 6 weeks in order to accommodate the World Cup

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Players are due to be released by their clubs for international duty on November 14, a week before the opening game of the World Cup.

The French season will conclude June 4, two weeks later than the end date for the current campaign.

The league in June voted to decrease the number of clubs in Ligue 1 from 20 to 18 from the 2023-24 season.

FIFA World Cup 2022: French Ligue 1 to pause for 6 weeks in order to accommodate the World Cup

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