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EFL announces schedule for 2022/23 season

Season will start on Saturday 30th July.

15 November 2021

The EFL schedule for the 2022/23 season has been confirmed, with the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two set to start on the weekend of Saturday 30 July 2022.

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar takes place over a five-week period in November and December 2022, with the EFL Schedule adjusted to accommodate.

Match round 16 in the Championship, set to take place on Saturday 12 November, will be the final round of fixtures played ahead of the call-up period for the tournament, which begins on Monday 14 November.

The Championship will resume on 10 December 2022 following the culmination of the World Cup Group Stages, whilst League One and League Two fixtures will continue as normal. The existing international calls postponement criteria will be applied throughout, where necessary.

The Carabao Cup will be getting underway week commencing 8 August, with the Papa John’s Trophy starting later that month, week commencing 29 August.

The Finals of both competitions will be held at Wembley Stadium, on Sunday 26 February for the Carabao Cup and Sunday 19 March for the Papa John’s Trophy.

The final day of the 2022/23 season in the Championship, League One and League Two will be across the weekend of Saturday 6 May 2023, with the Sky Bet EFL Play-Off Finals scheduled for the 27-29 May 2023.

Sky Bet EFL:
Season start (regular season) – 30 July, 2022
Championship pause – 12 November, 2022
Championship resumption – 10 December, 2022
Final day (regular season) – 6 May, 2023

Sky Bet EFL Play-Offs:
Sky Bet League Two – Saturday 27 May, 2023
Sky Bet League One – Sunday 28 May, 2023
Sky Bet Championship – Monday 29 May, 2023

The following fixtures, excluding the Finals, will take place the week commencing the specified dates:

Carabao Cup:
Round One – 10 August, 2022
Round Two – 24 August, 2022
Round Three – 9 November, 2022
Round Four – 21 December, 2022
Quarter-Final – 11 January, 2023
Semi-Final First Leg – 25 January, 2023
Semi-Final Second Leg – 1 February, 2023
Final – 26 February, 2023

Papa John’s Trophy:
Group Game One – 31 August, 2022
Group Game Two – 21 September, 2022
Group Game Three – 19 October, 2022
Round of 32 – 30 November, 2022
Round of 16 – 14 December, 2022
Quarter-Final – 11 January, 2023
Semi-Final – 1 February, 2023
Final – 19 March, 2023


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