The 2022/23 Championship season will get under way in July before taking a month break because of the World Cup in Qatar, the EFL has confirmed.

The 2022 World Cup takes place over a five-week period in November and December with the EFL adjusting their schedule accordingly.

The 16th game of the Championship season will take place on Saturday, November 12, nine days before the tournament begins.

The Championship will then go into a month-long hiatus before returning to action on Saturday, December 10 after the group stages of the World Cup have finished.

League One and League Two fixture lists will continue as normal, however, the EFL says the existing international calls postponement criteria will be applied throughout.

The Carabao Cup will get under way on the week commencing August 8.

The final day of the season for the Championship, League One and League Two will be across the weekend of Saturday, May 6.

England made sure of their place in next winter’s tournament with a 10-0 victory over San Marino, with the play-offs for the final European places taking place in March.

That is when the south American qualification phase will also conclude, with Ben Brereton hoping to be involved with Chile, whose run of three successive victories has put them firmly in contention to reach the finals.

Brereton played in the win against Paraguay last week, but was suspended for the game with Ecuador which will be played in the early hours of Wednesday morning.