Boxing Day will take place in the Premier League despite the threat of Covid-19 and the Omicron variant.
There will indeed be football during the holidays! Threatened by the Covid-19 pandemic, Boxing Day has finally been maintained. the Daily mail announced on Monday that representatives of the 20 Premier League clubs have met and have all said they want to maintain the traditional matches during the holidays.
Maintaining Boxing Day will in fact avoid postponing matches in the second half of the season and feeding a little more to an already very busy schedule, especially for clubs competing in a European Cup. While 12 meetings have already been postponed in recent weeks, those at the end of December will be maintained.
🔴 Boxing Day is well and truly maintained in the Premier League!
👉 The 19th, 20th and 21st day (from December 26 to January 3), will take place despite the increase in cases of Covid among players, which has resulted in the postponement of many matches in recent days.
— RMC Sport (@RMCsport) December 20, 2021
Boxing Day will begin on December 26 and end on January 3, for a total of 3 days played in 8 days.
The English Federation still decided to lighten the schedule as best as possible by removing the famous “matches to be replayed” in the event of a tie in the FA Cup.