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England Are Going To Win The World Cup... As Two-Week Winter Break 'Agreed In The Premier League'

Nasir Jabbar

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England Are Going To Win The World Cup... As Two-Week Winter Break 'Agreed In The Premier League'

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The Premier League will have a winter break starting in the 2019/2020 season, according to reports in The Times.

It's reported that the FA, Premier League and Football League have struck an agreement for a annual winter break. That's all of England's World Cup flop excuses gone for the future.

In a news story which emerged on Tuesday, chief sports reporter for The Times, Martyn Ziegler, reports that early February will see a two-week break in the 2019/20 campaign.

The winter break won't disturb the hectic Christmas fixtures, which includes games on Boxing Day and New Year's Day. That's good news for watching a match while seeing off a festive hangover or two.

However, the whole FA Cup fifth round will be played in midweek without replays.

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero in the snow during a February Premier League fixture in 2012. Credit: PA
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero in the snow during a February Premier League fixture in 2012. Credit: PA

However, the Championship, League One and League Two will not enjoy a winter break. Clubs in those divisions will continue their season as normal, which could cause a bit of controversy, according to the report.

Top-flight teams are expected to be out of action for at least 13 days, which is also a scheme to improve England's chances in the 2020 European Championship, as well as future World Cups.

A Premier League fixture in the snow. Credit: PA
A Premier League fixture in the snow. Credit: PA

The idea of a winter break has been subject to fierce debate over the years, with signs now pointing towards a Premier League hiatus in February.

Europe's major leagues from Spain's La Liga, Italy's Serie A and Germany's Bundesliga, among others, all break during the winter before resuming action.

What's your take on this move? Let us know what you think of a winter break in the comment section below.

Topics: SPORT, UK News, Football, Premier League, England

Nasir Jabbar
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