Two-week Premier League winter break closer to reality
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 02, 2018,
Mar 02, 2018, 19:15
English soccer authorities have agreed terms on a two-week mid-season break for Premier League clubs beginning in 2019/20, according to United Kingdom media reports.
The plan will see one "game week" of Premier League fixtures staggered across two weekends (five games on one weekend, five on the next), meaning that all 20 clubs will get a free weekend, effectively 13 days off. This year, it was played on the weekend of February 17th and 18th.
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"It's been a privilege to play with some unbelievable strikers at Liverpool, and hopefully the three we have up front now can keep going the way they have performed this season - because they have been absolutely brilliant", he said.
Moreover, the timing of the break also feels a little cynical, as the proposed pause happens to fall right before the Champions League Round of 16, as noted by Martin Calladine on Twitter.
Winter breaks have become de rigueur in the top leagues in Europe but they all take place between December and January. There will not be any changes to the League Cup format.
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