Here’s when the campaign will get going across the top five leagues, European club competition and a reminder of what will happen with international football, too.
Dates are shown when the information is available.
The season will kick-off on the weekend of Saturday, Aug. 14, with the first fixture likely to be played on the Friday evening. That last round of games will be on Sunday, May 22.
The fixtures will be released at 9 a.m. BST on Wednesday, June 16.
Premier League teams will enter the FA Cup in the third round, which is expected to be played on the weekend of Jan. 8. The date for the final has not yet been announced.
Clubs not in European competition will start in the Carabao Cup second round, with the other seven entering in the third round (midweek dates still to be confirmed). The final will be held on Sunday, Feb. 27.
It’s proposed that Spanish top-flight football will begin on the weekend of Aug. 14, and finish in May though the dates have yet to be confirmed. All games will be live on ESPN+ in the U.S. from the start of the new season.
The Supercopa will feature the both finalists from last season’s Copa del Rey, Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao, plus the top two league teams, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. It is expected to take place in January 2021.
The new campaign will kick-off on the weekend of Aug. 21, running through to May 22.
The Coppa Italia format has been streamlined from 2021-22, and will now only include four teams from outside the top two divisions. Dates have yet to be announced.
Top-flight football in Germany is set to begin on the weekend of Aug. 14 and complete on May 14.
The first round of the DFB Pokal, which will feature all 18 Bundesliga clubs, takes place on the weekend of Aug. 7. The final is at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on May 21.
The kickoff is set for the weekend of Aug. 7, running through to May 21.
Ligue 1 teams enter the Coupe de France from the ninth round, usually played over the first weekend of January.
European club football
The preliminary round of Champions League qualifying, featuring the smallest of Europe’s 55 nations, has already been drawn and will begin on June 22.
The UCL group-stage draw follows on Thursday, Aug. 26, with the other two competitions on Friday, Aug. 27. Group games across all competitions will begin on the midweek of Sept. 14-16.
Wednesday, May 24: Europa Conference League – Tirana, Albania
Thursday, May 25: Europa League – Seville, Spain
Saturday, May 27: Champions League – Saint Petersburg, Russia
The remaining group-stage games of European World Cup qualifying will be played in the international breaks of September, October and November. There are treble-headers in the first two months to ensure all games can be completed. The playoffs will then take place in March 2022 before the next edition of the UEFA Nations League begins in June 2022 with four rounds of games.
The 2022 World Cup finals themselves will be held from Nov. 21 to Dec. 18 in Qatar.
The finals of the 2020-21 Nations League — featuring, Belgium, France, Italy and Spain — will be held in Milan and Turin in October 2021.
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