What the World Cup means for 2022/23

Monday 06 June 2022 13:12

This year's World Cup finals in Qatar are going to have a huge impact on the 2022/23 Premier League season.

The fact the tournament starts on 21 November means the English top flight will pause after 16 rounds of matches, on the weekend of 12/13 November. Players will then head off to link up with their respective countries to prepare for the finals.

To help facilitate the huge change in scheduling, the campaign will begin on 6 August, earlier than usual.

Which Reds could be at the World Cup?


Dylan Levitt added his name to a long list of those with hopes of being selected for the November tournament.

The World Cup action draws to a close on 18 December, with the final being held at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.

Only eight days later, on Boxing Day (26 December), the Premier League will resume with the traditional festive fixtures.

The final round of games take place on 28 May 2023, with the matches kicking off simultaneously.

United will travel to Thailand, Australia and Norway for our pre-season games.

The Reds will face Liverpool in Bangkok and Melbourne Victory and Crystal Palace in Melbourne, before going to Perth to take on Aston Villa on 23 July.

A week later, Atletico Madrid will be the opposition for us in Oslo, seven days before the start of the Premier League campaign.