2022 Qatar World Cup forces Premier League to take mid-season break

The 2022-23 English Premier League season will include a break of more than six weeks to accommodate 2022 Qatar World Cup, which runs from November 21 to December 18. The domestic season will halt play after the fixtures on November 12/13 and resume again on December 26. The Qatar World Cup is being staged in November and December because temperatures can reach up to 50C in the summer months.

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