Football calendar 2022: Key dates for Premier League, Champions League, World Cup, AFCON, Women’s Euros, more

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 (The FA via Getty Images)
(The FA via Getty Images)

With the winter World Cup in Qatar, a Women’s Euros on home soil, the Premier League, Champions League and the Africa Cup of Nations, the 2022 football calendar is jam-packed with big events.

Here is everything coming up in the next 12 months.

Dates are subject to change.

January 9-February 6: Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon

February 27: Carabao Cup Final, Wembley

March 24-29: World Cup Play-Offs

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal face a possible World Cup qualifying play-off against Italy (Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal face a possible World Cup qualifying play-off against Italy (Getty Images)

April 1: World Cup draw, Doha

April 30: Final day of League One season

May 7-8: Final days of League Two and Championship season

May 8: Final day of Women’s Super League season

May 14: FA Cup Final, Wembley

Youri Tielemans scoring a stunning winner for Leicester in last season’s FA Cup Final against Chelsea (The FA via Getty Images)
Youri Tielemans scoring a stunning winner for Leicester in last season’s FA Cup Final against Chelsea (The FA via Getty Images)

May 15: Women’s FA Cup Final

May 21: League One Play-Off Final, Wembley

May 22: Final day of 2021-22 Premier League season

May 22: Women's Champions League Final, Turin, Italy

May 25: Europa Conference League Final, Tirana, Albania

May 26: Europa League Final, Gdansk, Poland

May 28: Champions League Final, Saint Petersburg, Russia

May 28: League Two Play-Off Final, Wembley

May 29: Championship Play-Off Final, Wembley

July 6-31: Women’s Euro 2022

Ellen White will spearhead England’s bid for glory at Euro 2022 (Getty Images)
Ellen White will spearhead England’s bid for glory at Euro 2022 (Getty Images)

July 30, 2022: Start of 2022-23 EFL season in the Championship, League One and League Two

August 6: Start of 2022-23 Premier League season

November 12-13: Last Premier League matches before break for the World Cup

November 21-December 18: World Cup, Qatar

Group stage: November 21- December 2

Round of 16: December 3-6

Defending champions France will be among the favourites for the World Cup (Getty Images)
Defending champions France will be among the favourites for the World Cup (Getty Images)

Quarter-finals: December 9-10

Semi-finals: December 13-14

Final: December 18

December 26: Premier League resumes after the World Cup

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