Premier League 2020-21 Season To Begin on September 12
Premier League 2020/21 season will begin on September 12 and the final round of matches will be held on May 23, the league announced on Friday.
The Premier League 2020/21 season will begin on September 12 and the final round of matches will be held on May 23, the league announced on Friday. The new season kicks off after the international break with European soccer’s governing body UEFA announcing last month that Nations League matches would be played between Sept. 3-8.
The new season, originally scheduled to begin on August 8, has been delayed this year after the Premier League suspended the 2019-20 season for three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The current season will end with a final round of fixtures on Sunday, giving teams about seven weeks to prepare for the next campaign.
However, teams still competing in the Champions League and Europa League will have less time to prepare should they advance deeper into the knockout stages, with the finals of the two competitions to be held on Aug. 23 and Aug. 21 respectively.
The Premier League also added that they would continue to consult with the Football Association (FA). And the English Football League (EFL) regarding the scheduling of domestic competitions.
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The EFL announced later on Friday that the second-tier Championship, third-tier League One. And fourth-tier League Two seasons would also kick off on the weekend of September 12 and conclude on May 8-9, 2021.
The play-off finals next season will be held in the final weekend of May.
The Championship's regular season concluded on Wednesday with the playoff final to be played on August 4.
League One clubs voted to end this season early with the final table calculated on a points-per-game basis. But held the playoffs behind closed doors.
Champions Coventry City and Rotherham United were automatically promoted along with playoffs winner Wycombe Wanderers.
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