According to Sky Sports News, the Premier League will break on November 13th 2022 and resume on Boxing day to facilitate the winter version of the Fifa World Cup in Qatar.
Players will have eight days of training with their national sides before they fly out to Qatar where the tournament will begin on the 21st of November.
If a player’s country reaches the final on December 18th, they will only have eight days to recover before the Premier League starts again.
The decision to hold the World Cup during the winter months was made due to the unplayable conditions that will be present during the summer in Qatar, with summer months reaching 43°C.
Executives of all 20 Premier League clubs held a meeting in London on Wednesday which lasted four hours to discuss these issues.
It was also decided that the Premier League season would start a week earlier next season to accommodate the change.
Spurs Web Opinion:
The risk of injuries to players who start for both their club and country will be at an extremely high level during this period.
It is too many games to fit in a short amount of time and not only having a World Cup during the season is ridiculous enough, having a World Cup in Qatar is simply a terrible decision all around.
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