Football is back and a new calendar is taking shape. From domestic and continental competitions to the new European Championship schedule, keep track of all the new dates.
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The Premier League season resumed after a 100-day absence onJune 17,with goal-line controversy in Aston Villa’s draw with Sheffield Unitedand three goals inManchester City’s comprehensive win over Arsenal.
The campaign is scheduled to belatedly finish onSunday July 26but fixtures have only been confirmed up to July 13, with further dates and times subject to change.
Sky Sportswill show 64 live Premier League games – with 25 games broadcast on bothSky Sports Premier Leagueand Sky’s free-to-airPickchannel.
The Championship returns onSaturday June 20and is due to finish in midweek onWednesday July 22.
Sky Sportswill show 30 live Championship games – plus exclusive coverage of the play-offs.
Sky Bet EFL play-offs 2019/20
The League One and League Two seasons have been curtailed but the play-offs from both divisions will go ahead and be shown, along with the Championship play-offs, exclusively live onSky Sports.
The finals are set to be played at Wembley as usual.
July 26:Semi-final first leg – Sixth vs Third – 6.30pm,Sky Sports
July 27:Semi-final first leg – Fifth vs Fourth – 7.45pm,Sky Sports
July 29:Semi-final second leg – Third vs Sixth – 7.45pm,Sky Sports
July 30:Semi-final second leg – Fourth vs Fifth – 7.45pm,Sky Sports
August 4:Final – 7.45pm,Sky Sports
July 3:Semi-final first leg –Portsmouth vs Oxford United – 5.30pm,Sky Sports
July 3:Semi-final first leg – Fleetwood vs Wycombe – 7.30pm,Sky Sports
July 6:Semi-final second leg – Oxford United vs Portsmouth – 5pm,Sky Sports
July 6:Semi-final second leg – Wycombe vs Fleetwood – 7.30pm,Sky Sports
July 13:Final – 7.30pm,Sky Sports
June 18:Semi-final first leg –Colchester 1-0 Exeter
June 18:Semi-final first leg –Northampton 0-2 Cheltenham
June 22:Semi-final second leg – Exeter vs Colchester – 5.15pm,Sky Sports
June 22:Semi-final second leg – Cheltenham vs Northampton – 8pm,Sky Sports
June 29:Final – TBC,Sky Sports
The FA Cup is scheduled to resume at the quarter-final stage at the end of June, with all four ties to take place at home venues as originally planned. The semi-finals and final are set to be held at Wembley Stadium as usual.
June 27:Quarter-final – Norwich vs Manchester United – 5.30pm
June 28:Quarter-final – Sheffield United vs Arsenal – 1pm
June 28:Quarter-final – Leicester vs Chelsea – 4pm
June 28:Quarter-final – Newcastle vs Manchester City – 6.30pm
Champions League knockout games will be played in a 12-day condensed tournament in Lisbon in fromAugust 12-23.
Paris Saint-Germain, Atalanta, Atletico Madrid and RB Leipzig have already guaranteed their respective places in the last eight. Manchester City – 2-1 up against Real Madrid from the first leg – and Chelsea, who face a tough task after a 3-0 first-leg defeat to Bayern Munich, are hoping to join them. Juventus will need to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Lyon if they are to progress and Barcelona are level 1-1 with Napoli with the second legs yet to be played.
UEFA is yet to determine whether those matches will take place at the respective host stadiums, or in Portugal, but say a decision will be made before July 10, when the draws for the quarter-finals and semi-finals will take place in Nyon.
August 7/8:Four remaining last-16 second legs
August 23:Champions League final
Wolves, Rangers and Manchester United will play their round-of-16 second legs against Olympiakos, Bayer Leverkusen and LASK respectively onAugust 5/6. UEFA says a decision will be made in due course as to where those games will be staged.
As the first-leg fixtures between Inter Milan and Getafe, and Sevilla and Roma were postponed too, those ties will be played as a single leg on the same dates at a venue also to be confirmed.
All subsequent matches in the competition will be played as a final-eight tournament across four venues in Germany – Cologne, Duisburg, Dusseldorf and Gelsenkirchen – fromAugust 10-21.
The draw for the Europa League quarter-finals and semi-finals will take place on July 10.
August 5/6:Round of 16 (six second legs plus single-leg ties for Inter Milan vs Getafe and Sevilla vs Roma)
The 2020 UEFA Super Cup was originally due to be hosted by Porto but will now be played at the Puskas Arena in Budapest onSeptember 24.
Women’s Champions League
The Women’s Champions League will be played as a knockout tournament in Bilbao, Spain fromAugust 21-30.
SUMMER TRANSFER WINDOW
Windows are currently open on different dates in different countries but the governing body has asked its member associations to adopt a single date across the board, with a player registration deadline on October 6.
The 2019/20 Scottish Championship was ended on May 18, withCeltic crowned championsfor a ninth successive season and Hearts relegated.
The 2020/21 campaign is set to start in early August as part of anew deal withSky Sportsthat will include ‘virtual season tickets’ for top-flight clubs and up to 48 games broadcast exclusively live on Sky Sports.
A start date for next season has yet to be confirmed, though chief executiveRichard Mastershas said conversations have begun over how clubs may be able to welcome back supporters to their grounds during a new campaign which could start in September.
Sky Bet EFL
No confirmed date for the 2020/21 Championship, League One and League Two seasons has yet been given.
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 determine which club will play the single leg in their stadium.
The group stage will start onOctober 20/21, 2020with the final taking place in Istanbul onMay 29, 2021.
August 8-11:Preliminary round
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 same qualifying format as the Champions League.
The group stage will start onOctober 20, 2020and the final will take place in Gdansk, Poland onMay 26, 2021.
August 20:Preliminary round
August 27:First qualifying round
September 17:Second qualifying round
September 24:Third qualifying round
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
Euro 2020 play-offs
The national team football windows of October and November 2020 will now feature triple-headers instead of double-headers, allowing the postponed European Qualifiers play-offs to be rescheduled at the beginning of the respective windows, onOctober 8andNovember 12.
Play-off semi-finals (October 8)
Path A:Iceland vs Romania, Bulgaria vs Hungary
Path B:Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland, Slovakia vs 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 3/4/5and6/7/8;October 10/11and13/14;November 14/15and17/18.
No further dates have yet been confirmed.
England have been drawn in League A, Group 2 to face Iceland, Denmark and Belgiumin the next edition of the tournament.
Republic of Ireland have been drawn against Wales in League B, Group 4, alongside Bulgaria and Finland.
Scotlandwill come up against Israel, Slovakia and Czech Republic in League B, Group 2, while Northern Ireland face 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 a summer and will now take place fromJune 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
England’s Group D schedule – and potential route to final
June 13:England vs Croatia – 3pm, Wembley
June 18:England vs Play-off winner C – 9pm, Wembley
June 22:Czech Republic vs England – 9pm, 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) – 9pm, Munich
July 6:Winner QF2 vs Winner QF1 – 9pm, Wembley
July 7:Winner QF4 vs Winner QF3 – 9pm, Wembley