2022-23 International Breaks – All you need to know

International breaks

The international football calendar this year will include the World Cup, which will take place in Qatar. It will begin with an opening game featuring hosts Qatar and Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium on November 20, 2022.

With World Cup qualifying completed, football fans will have only the final UEFA Nations League group games to look forward to in September before the big event in Qatar.

With the flagship FIFA tournament taking place in November, the 2022-23 international football calendar is unique compared to its predecessors. Ballgist has everything you need to know about your team’s next international window, when it starts and ends.

When are the 2022-23 season international breaks?

International Break beginsInternational Break ends
September 19, 2022September 27, 2022
November 20, 2022December 18, 2022
March 20, 2023March 28, 2023
June 12, 2023June 20, 2023

With Qatar hosting the World Cup in November and December, the usual slots for international breaks in the months of October and November will not be used this season.

This season’s first set of international fixtures will be played between September 19 and September 27. This is when the final group games in the UEFA Nations League will take place.

Following that, the World Cup takes up the period between November 20 and December 18, 2022.

International football will make its return again in March 2023, with the Euro 2024 qualifiers set to be one of the prominent tournaments underway during that break. The international break will start on March 20 and end on March 28, 2023.

In June, another window opens, with tournaments such as the Gold Cup and the Asian Cup scheduled.

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