The league announced on Wednesday that the French Ligue 1 will have a six-week break for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in November and December next season.
The 2022/23 Ligue 1 season will start on the weekend of August 6 and will be suspended during the World Cup. It will stop on November 13 and resume on December 28.
Next year’s tournament will be held from November 21st to December 18th. Due to the extremely hot summer in Qatar, this will be the first time a tournament will not be held in May, June or July.
The players will be released by the club for international missions on November 14, one week before the opening of the World Cup.
The French season will end on June 4, two weeks later than the end date of the current campaign.
The league voted in June to reduce the number of Ligue 1 clubs from 20 to 18 from the 2023-24 season.
At the end of the 2022-23 season, four clubs will be relegated from the top league and only two clubs will be promoted from Ligue 1 2.