• Fixture changes will lead to a 10-day break in February
• Move is designed to help England at major tournaments
A winter break will come into force in the Premier League for a first time in the 2019-20 season in a move the Football Association believes will help England to succeed at future World Cups and European Championships.
The governing body has agreed to move the FA Cup fifth round to midweek and scrap replays, while one round of the Premier League will now be straddled over two weekends. The changes will accommodate a 10-day break in February and bring the Premier League into line with other leading divisions around Europe.
Written by Martha Kelner
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/08/winter-break-to-come-into-force-in-premier-league-england under the title “Premier League winter break to come into force in 2019-20 season”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.