FOOTBALL fans across the globe are preparing themselves for the FIRST EVER winter World Cup – but what does this mean for the Premier League?

The highly-anticipated tournament gets underway in less than TWO weeks with hosts Qatar taking on Ecuador.

Qatar will face Ecuador on the opening day at the Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor


Qatar will face Ecuador on the opening day at the Al Bayt Stadium, Al KhorCredit: EPA

And as a result, it leaves Premier League clubs with very little time to prepare for when the season continues.

Find out more information on when England’s top tier division resumes below…

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When does Premier League football return after the World Cup?

Premier League football teams will be pushed to the limit this winter with the little turn around time that has been allocated them.

Top-flight English football returns for its traditional Boxing Day fixtures which is just ONE week after the World Cup final.

  • World Cup final – Sunday, December 18
  • Boxing Day – Thursday, December 26

When does the Premier League end?

There will only be a short extension date for when the Premier League ends despite losing out on a month of time due to the World Cup.

The final day of the season is scheduled to happen on Sunday, May 28 2023.

Last campaign, England’s top tier division concluded on Sunday, May 22 2022.

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