Premier League looking to introduce ‘winter break’ before 2022: Reports

By: Reuters |
Published: February 6, 2018 9:20 pm

Premier League released a statement on Tuesday saying it was examining ways to ease fixture congestion, including a winter break. (Reuters Photo)

The Premier League said on Tuesday that it is open to introducing a mid-season break, with British media reporting that it could be implemented before 2022 as part of the next TV rights deal. Talks have been ongoing between the Football Association (FA) and the English Football League (EFL) regarding the proposal as they explore the possibility of bringing the English fixture schedules in line with the top leagues in Germany, France, Italy and Spain. According to reports, the prospect of a European winter break is referenced in the tender documents that have been sent to potential broadcast partners. The next domestic TV rights deal…

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