When Are the Next International Breaks in English and European Football?

Paul Gerald · Profile
When Are the Next International Breaks in English and European Football?

When are the international breaks in English and European football during the 2024-25 season and beyond?

These are weekends when FIFA calls time on domestic league schedules, so during international breaks there are no Premier League fixtures.

International breaks are scheduled well ahead of time, so that national teams and domestic leagues can plan for many top players to move around the world. They will travel, for example, to take place in FIFA World Cup qualifying, the UEFA European Championships, the Africa Cup of Nations, Copa América, the CONCACAF Gold Cup, etc.

And since this would leave, for example, many Premier League clubs without top players, fairness dictates that all top leagues stop playing. In England, this includes the Championship. An international break would also mean no UEFA Champions League or Europa League fixtures.

Technically, an international break is from a Monday through the following Tuesday, but for domestic league fixtures, it really means you miss one weekend. So for the lists below, we give the Saturday in which there will be no fixtures in domestic leagues such as the Premier League, Championship, Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga, etc.

International Breaks, 2024-25 Season

There will be no league games on the weekends of:

  • September 7, 2024
  • October 12, 2024
  • November 16, 2024
  • March 22, 2025

Premier League Winter Break, 2024-25 Season

It’s not an international break, but there are weekends in January when half the Premier League won’t be playing. This is so that everybody gets a week off but there are still games each week. We will find out those weekends when the Premier League schedule is released on June 18, 2024.

International Competitions, 2024-25 Season

  • 2024 UEFA European Championships, from June 14 to July 14, 2024.
  • 2024 Copa América, from June 20 to July 14, 2024.
  • 2024 OFC Nations Cup, from June 15-30, 2024.
  • 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, July 24 to August 9, 2024.
  • 2025 CONCACAF Gold Cup, June to July 2025.
  • 2025 Africa Cup of Nations, June to July 2025.
  • 2025 FIFA Club World Cup, June to July 2025.

International Breaks, 2025-26 Season

There will be no league games on the weekends of:

  • September 6, 2025
  • October 11, 2025
  • November 15, 2025
  • March 28, 2026
Written By Paul Gerald
Paul Gerald, Owner and Founder of Groundhopper Soccer Guides · Profile
Paul started Groundhopper Soccer Guides as EnglishSoccerGuide.com in 2014. He has been to more than 250 games around the UK and Europe, and he currently lives in Madrid.

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