England squeeze into four UEFA Nations League matches in June with stars ready for punishing summer

England’s stars are going to have another tough summer with Gareth Southgate’s side squeezing four UEFA Nations League games in June – despite the early start of next season’s Premier League

  • England must fit in four UEFA Nations League group matches in June
  • The first is possible on June 2 – less than a week after the Champions League final
  • Next season’s Premier League is expected to start in the first weekend of August
  • The unusually early start is to accommodate the winter World Cup in Qatar


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England will be playing most of their next Nations League campaign in June, with their players ready for another tough summer.

There is no room in what is already an overcrowded calendar, but Gareth Southgate’s side will have to land four group stage matches, the first of which may be on June 2 – less than a week after the Champions League final.

The Premier League season will conclude on May 22 and the next campaign is expected to kick off the first weekend in August to host the winter World Cup in Qatar.

English players are going to have another tough summer with four UEFA Nations League matches

English players are going to have another tough summer with four UEFA Nations League matches

It means the stars of Gareth Southgate won't have much of a break before the club gets back to gearing up

It means the stars of Gareth Southgate won't have much of a break before the club gets back to gearing up

It means the stars of Gareth Southgate won’t have much of a break before the club gets back to gearing up

UEFA is filling the summer void to complete the bulk of their new competition.

With England likely to take their place in Qatar next month, an FA delegation will head to Qatar in December to explore a tournament base.

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