Euro 2020 may have only just started – a year too late – but the teams have already started preparations for the next major international tournament.

The 2022 World Cup, which will be held in Qatar, will be unique in many ways, but what is striking is that it takes place in the summer months of November and December due to the extreme humidity and heat.

While that’s exciting in a way and the winner could be determined for the early Christmas celebrations, it’s also a big problem for the top leagues as the bosses will likely have to adjust their schedule to make way for the World Cup.

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And now it seems like the Premier League is already taking the first steps to change its plans to make way for the hectic international winter schedule, even though it wasn’t until this morning (Nov.

That’s according to BBC Sport, which reports that Premier League bosses plan to start the 2022-23 season a week earlier than normal and end a week later to make way for the 2022 World Cup.

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FIFA has set November 14th for the publication of players in its international calendar, and the competition, which incidentally starts just a week later, will run until December 18 of the same year.

While there has not yet been a decision on the exact Premier League schedule for 2022-23, the changes will affect every Premier League team, including Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham.

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This will particularly affect clubs involved in major European competitions, as it is foreseen that more appointments will be required during the week, as was the case in last season’s pandemic-hit season.

The schedule didn’t exactly impress managers or players last year, and this change could end up becoming even more unpopular if carried out as planned.