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20 August 2020 20:32

Sheffield United F.C. Billy Sharp Gary Madine

When the EFL Championship fixtures are released for Birmingham City and Aitor Karanka

The campaigns in the Championship, League One and League Two will begin on September 12, as previously announced, while the regular seasons in all three divisions will conclude on May 8/9, 2021. The Championship will feature 13 midweek match rounds, while League One and League Two will have 11 respectively due to the delayed start to the new season amid the coronavirus pandemic. The season will conclude with the play-off finals to be held at Wembley Stadium over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend May 29-31, 2021. The first four rounds will be held during the month of September, with the two-legged semi-finals being replaced by a single tie. The first round of the competition - which will officially mark the start of the EFL season - is scheduled to take place on September 5, but due to the international window may be played on alternative dates.

The following three rounds will then be played on consecutive midweeks starting September 15/16. Premier League sides will enter the competition in the second or third round if they have qualified for European competition. The first-round draw has already taken place, with Barrow visiting Derby for their first game in the competition since the 1971/72 season, while Newport will host Swansea. The EFL Trophy, formerly known as the Leasing.com Trophy, will begin on September 7 and culminate at Wembley Stadium on March 14. The new, rearranged Premier League campaign will run from Saturday September 12 through to Sunday May 23, 2021.

Next season's Champions League group stage will get underway on October 20, at the same time as the Europa League's group stage return. The traditional curtain-raiser for the new season will see Premier League champions Liverpool play Arsenal. The FA Cup third round is scheduled for January 9 2021 - and replays have been scrapped this season. The 2020/21 UEFA Nations League group stage will take place on revised dates in September, October and November. From domestic and continental competitions to the new European Championship schedule, keep track of all the confirmed dates so far.

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It only seems a matter of days since the end of the 2019-20 EFL season, but it is almost time for the fixtures to be released for the forthcoming 2020-21 season in the Championship, League One and League Two. Due to the coronavirus crisis there is precious little gap between the two seasons, with the new campaign set to start on the weekend of 12 September, just three weeks away. Teams are already back in training as they get ready for the new season, which begins on the same weekend as the Premier League. The fixtures for the EFL are announced a day after the Premier League's, though with the Championship, League One and League Two fixtures released at 9am on Friday 21 August. The Premier League fixtures come out on Thursday 20 August at 9am. Charlton, Wigan and Hull City drop down to League One after a thrilling end to the season which saw Barnsley miraculously escape relegation on the final day of the campaign.

Sign up NOW for your daily Stoke City newsletter straight to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Invalid Email The new Championship season is only a matter of weeks away from starting. The play-offs saw Fulham eventually emerge triumphant, defeating fellow London side Brentford in the final to win back a place in the Premier League at the first time of asking after suffering relegation in the 2018/19 campaign. Taking their place in the Championship will be Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich City who all suffered relegation from the Premier League, the former two on the final day of the season. Wycombe Wanderers earned their place in the Championship via the play-offs and beat Oxford United 2-1 in the final. The schedule in the Championship, League One and League Two are due to be revealed from 9am on Friday, August 21. That's the day after the Premier League fixtures have been released.