Premier League winter break approved from 2019-20, FA confirms

Laurent Koscielny

Essentially, one round of Premier League games is split in half and played over two weekends.

The Football Association, Premier League and EFL have announced a new annual Mid-Season Player Break, starting from the 2019/20 season.

All three divisions in the EFL will remain unchanged during the winter break, with a full fixture list for the 72 League teams.

Per BBC Sport, a staggered break for the 20 clubs in the English top flight will mean no weekend is empty of fixtures, as a full gameweek will be played across two weekends, five on the first and five on the second.

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There are now no plans for the EFL to follow suit and a similar rest period for Championship, League One and League Two players is not on the agenda.

"Today's announcement proves that football can come together for the good of the game".

Shaun Harvey, EFL chief executive, said: "It has been useful to have these positive discussions over the last few months and, as part of the conversations, we have been able to ensure that our requirements could be incorporated within any changes".

"We have also found a way to give the players a much needed mid-season break, whilst keeping the much-loved Christmas schedule in place".

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In a statement, EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey said "it is now impractical even if it was desirable for the EFL" to take part in the mid-season break because of the scheduling challenges of playing 46-game seasons and play-offs.

Amazon will broadcast live Premier League matches and weekly highlights packages in the United Kingdom from the 2019-20 season, the tech giant has confirmed, while English top-flight clubs have agreed for any reform of broadcast revenue distribution to take league position into account.

The EFL, though, did make one move to reduce the playing time by abolishing extra-time for their League Cup competition - if the scores are level after 90 minutes the game will be decided on penalties.

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