Football Calendar: Premier League, EFL, FA Cup, Euro 2020 Fixtures, Dates
Premier League, EFL, Champions League, Euros, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, and more – new confirmed schedule for 2020/21, plus England games and summer transfer window plans. The football continues and a new calendar is out now. From domestic and continental tournaments to the new European Championship schedule.
- Premier League
- League One
- League Two
- Carabao Cup
- FA Cup
- Scottish Football
- Scottish Premiership
- Women’s Football
- Champions League
- Europa League
- La Liga
- Serie A
- Ligue 1
- Euro 2020
- World Cup
- UEFA Nations League
- European U21 Championship
Paris Saint-Germain will take on Bayern Munich as they look to lift their first Champions League trophy on Sunday.
- August 23: Paris Saint-German vs Bayern Munich (Estadio da Luz, Lisbon, 8 pm)
Sevilla will go in search of their sixth Europa League trophy when they face Inter Milan in Cologne on Friday.
August 21: Sevilla vs Inter Milan (RheinEnergie Stadium, Cologne, 8 pm)
The 2020 UEFA Super Cup was basically due to being hosted by Porto but will now be played at the Puskas Arena in Budapest on September 24.
Women’s Champions League
The Women’s Champions League will be played as a knockout tournament in Bilbao, Spain from August 21-30.
August 21/22: Quarter-finals
August 25/26: Semi-finals
August 30: Final
SUMMER TRANSFER WINDOW
The summer transfer window will open for 10 weeks, starting on July 27 and ending at 11 pm on October 5. Following discussion with the EFL, an extra domestic-only window will run from October 5 to 5 pm on October 16.
- During this window, Premier League clubs will only be able to trade with EFL clubs – either loans or permanent registrations – and cannot do business with each other or with foreign clubs.
- The 2020/21 campaign got underway on Saturday, August 1, There will be no winter break and the season is due to finish on May 15/16.
The final stages of the 2019/20 Scottish Cup will take place in the middle of the 20/21 season: semi-finals between Hearts and Hibernian and Celtic and Aberdeen have been scheduled for October 31 and November 1, with the final pencilled in for December 20.
The Community Shield will take place on Saturday, August 29. The match between Premier League champions Liverpool and FA Cup winners Arsenal will be played a fortnight before the scheduled start of the new domestic season on September 12. The match will be shortly followed by an international break from September 2 to 10.
The new Premier League season is in touching distance with the fixtures for the 2020/21 campaign published on August 20. The Premier League has confirmed the 2020/21 season will start on September 12 – just six weeks after the lengthened 2019/20 one finished. Champions Liverpool will kick off the defense of their first Premier League title in a mouthwatering clash against promoted Leeds.
The EFL has confirmed the Championship, League One and League Two seasons will begin on the weekend of September 12, with their regular seasons ending on the weekend of May 8/9, 2021. The fixtures for the 2020/21 season will be published at 9 am on Friday, August 21. Due to scheduling difficulties following the pandemic, the Sky Bet EFL Championship will feature 13-midweek match rounds, while League One and League Two will each have 11 throughout the season. The 2020/21 play-offs are scheduled to take place at Wembley over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend of May 29-31 2021.
The Carabao Cup will regularly kick off the new Sky Bet EFL season.
Round One fixtures are scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 5, but due to the international window may be played on alternative dates. Rounds Two, Three and Four will be played on back-to-back midweeks dates starting 15/16 September 15/16. Premier League sides will enter the contest in Round Two – or Round Three if they are playing in European competition in season 2020/21.
September 5: Round One (alternative dates may apply)
September 15/16: Round Two
September 22/23: Round Three
September 29/30: Round Four
December 22/23: Round Five
January 5/6 2021: Semi-finals
February 28, 2021: Final
The EFL Trophy will start during the week starting September 7, finishing at Wembley Stadium for the final on Sunday, March 14, 2021.
September 8/9: Matchday 1
October 6/7: Matchday 2
November 10/11: Matchday 3
December 8/9: Round of 32
January 12/13 2021: Round of 16
February 2/3 2021: Quarter-finals
February 16/17 2021: Semi-finals
March 14, 2021: Final
The full schedule has been confirmed, with the final due to take place on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Replays have been scrapped – for this season only – to ease burden on the football schedule.
September 12: Preliminary round
September 22: First round Qualifying
October 3: Second round Qualifying
October 13: Third round Qualifying
October 24: Fourth round Qualifying
November 7: First round proper
November 28: Second round
January 9, 2021: Third round
January 23, 2021: Fourth round
February 10, 2021: Fifth round
March 20, 2021: Quarter-finals
April 17, 2021: Semi-finals
May 15, 2021: Final
The National League is supposed to start the new season on the weekend of October 3.
The qualifying round for the 2020/21 edition of Europe’s top club tournament will be played in single legs, with the exception being the Champions League play-offs, which will remain over two legs. A draw will decide which club will play the single leg in their stadium. The group stage will start on October 20/21, 2020 with the final taking place in Istanbul on May 29, 2021.
August 18/19: First qualifying round
August 25/26: Second qualifying round
September 15/16: Third qualifying round
September 22/23 & 29/30: Play-offs
October 20/21: Group stage matchday 1
October 27/28: Group stage matchday 2
November 3/4: Group stage matchday 3
November 24/25: Group stage matchday 4
December 1/2: Group stage matchday 5
December 8/9: Group stage matchday 6
February 16/17, 2021: Round of 16
April 6/14, 2021: Quarter-finals
April 17 & May 5, 2021: Semi-finals
May 29, 2021: Final
The Europa League will follow the equivalent qualifying format as the Champions League. The group stage will start on October 20, 2020, and the final will take place in Gdansk, Poland on May 26, 2021.
August 20: Preliminary round
August 27: First qualifying round
September 17: Second qualifying round
September 24: Third qualifying round
October 1: Play-offs
October 22: Group stage matchday 1
October 29: Group stage matchday 2
November 5: Group stage matchday 3
November 26: Group stage matchday 4
December 3: Group stage matchday 5
December 10: Group stage matchday 6
February 18 & 25, 2021: Round of 32
March 11 & 18, 2021: Round of 16
April 8 & 15, 2021: Quarter-finals
April 29 & May 6, 2021: Semi-finals
May 26: Final
Euro 2020 play-offs
The national team football windows of October and November 2020 will now feature triple-headers rather of double-headers, letting the postponed European Qualifiers play-offs to be rescheduled at the start of the respective windows, on October 8 and November 12.
Play-off semi-finals (October 8)
Path A: Iceland vs Romania, Bulgaria vs Hungary
Path B: Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland, Slovakia vs the Republic of Ireland
Path C: Scotland vs Israel, Norway vs Serbia
Path D: Georgia vs Belarus, North Macedonia vs Kosovo
Play-off finals (November 12)
Path A: Bulgaria/Hungary vs Iceland/Romania
Path B: Bosnia &Herzegovina/Northern Ireland vs Slovakia/Republic of Ireland
Path C: Norway/Serbia vs Scotland/Israel
Path D: Georgia/Belarus vs North Macedonia/Kosovo
The 2020/21 UEFA Nations League group stage will take place on revised dates in September, October, and November. The group stage matches will be played on the following matchdays: September 3/4/5 and 6/7/8; October 10/11 and 13/14; November 14/15 and 17/18. England have been drawn in League A, Group 2 to face Iceland, Denmark, and Belgium in the next edition of the tournament. The Republic of Ireland have been drawn opposite Wales in League B, Group 4, alongside Bulgaria and Finland. Scotland will come up against Israel, Slovakia, and Czech Republic in League B, Group 2, while Northern Ireland bears a tricky Group 1 in League B against Romania, Norway, and Austria.
EURO 2020 FINALS
The postponed tournament – which will continue to be named ‘Euro 2020’ – has been pushed back summer and will now take place from June 11-July 11, 2021. The 12 original host cities have been confirmed as venues for the rescheduled tournament.
Group A (Rome/Baku): Turkey, Italy (hosts), Wales, Switzerland
Group B (Copenhagen/St Petersburg): Denmark (hosts), Finland, Belgium, Russia (hosts)
Group C (Amsterdam/Bucharest): Netherlands (hosts), Ukraine, Austria, Play-off winner D or A
Group D (London/Glasgow): England (hosts), Croatia, Play-off winner C, Czech Republic
Group E (Bilbao/Dublin): Spain (hosts), Sweden, Poland, Play-off winner B
Group F (Munich/Budapest): Play-off winner A or D, Portugal (holders), France, Germany (hosts)
June 11- 23: Group stage
June 26-29: Round of 16
July 2/3: Quarter-finals
July 6/7: Semi-finals
July 11: Final
England’s Group D schedule – and a potential route to the final
June 13: England vs Croatia – 3 pm, Wembley
June 18: England vs Play-off winner C – 9 pm, Wembley
June 22: the Czech Republic vs England – 9 pm, Wembley
June 28: Round of 16 – 2D vs 2E (Game 5) – 6pm, Copenhagen
June 29: Round of 16 – 1D vs 2F – (Game 7) – 6pm, Dublin
July 2: Quarter-finals – Winner 6 vs Winner 5 (QF1) – 6pm, St Petersburg
July 3: Quarter-finals – Winner 8 vs Winner 7 (QF4) – 9 pm, Munich
July 6: Winner QF2 vs Winner QF1 – 9 pm, Wembley
July 7: Winner QF4 vs Winner QF3 – 9 pm, Wembley
2022 WORLD CUP
FIFA has confirmed the initial schedule for the 2022 winter World Cup in Qatar. The first game will kick off at 10 am on Monday, November 21, with four matches per day during the group stage.