When will the 2021/22 Championship, League One and League Two fixtures be announced?

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The domestic season has now come to an end, with the European Championships taking center stage.

The highly anticipated tournament will run from June 11 to July 11, when the new domestic campaign is just around the corner and less than a month later the English Football League kicks off.

And the excitement is already starting to build, with the competition list to be announced soon.

The games had been crammed into a packed schedule last season, which began in September due to the disruptions of the 2019/20 season. But this time it returns to the more traditional August start date.

In addition, fans should be in stadiums from the start of this season, but what restrictions will be replaced remains to be seen, in an immeasurable boost to the English football league.

With the match list announcement fast approaching, Sportsmail takes you through everything you need to know.

Norwich promoted from the Championship to the Premier League in the 2020/21 season seizoen

Norwich promoted from the Championship to the Premier League in the 2020/21 season seizoen

When will the matches be announced?

The matches for the Championship, League One and League Two campaigns 2021/22 will be officially announced on Thursday, June 24 at 9am BST.

They come just over a week after both the Scottish Premiership and English Premier League were announced, on Tuesday, June 15 and Wednesday, June 16, respectively.

When does the season start?

As mentioned, the English Football League is back on its more familiar schedule, with the 2021/22 campaign kicking off in August of this season.

The Championship, League One and League Two campaigns will all kick off on Saturday, August 7, one week ahead of the Premier League.

However, the EFL has announced that there is likely to be a televised game on Friday, August 6, which is routine for the championship, with the since-promoted Watford beating Middlesbourgh 1-0 in last year’s opener.

Fans of the English Football League will be able to watch a total of 138 games live on Sky Sports next season.

Although they start at the same time, there will be several season finals between the three divisions, with the League One campaign ending on the weekend of April 30, 2022, while both the Championship and League Two will end on the weekend of May 7. 8, 2022.

What about the cup competition?

Brentford promoted to the Premier League with Play-Off win over Swansea Swan

Brentford promoted to the Premier League with Play-Off win over Swansea Swan

Brentford promoted to the Premier League with Play-Off win over Swansea Swan

With the English Football League, of course, there are the highly anticipated Play-Offs before the season officially comes to an end.

The EFL has confirmed that the Championship Play-Off final will be played on Sunday, May 29.

The League One Play-Off Final will be held on Saturday, May 21, and the League Two Final on Saturday, May 28.

In addition, the first round of the Carabao Cup starts the week of August 9, with the final on February 27.

The first round of the Papa John’s Trophy starts the week of August 30, with the final on April 3.

The FA Cup has not yet confirmed dates for the 2021/22 competition as it continues to welcome entries for the tournament.

Which teams should you watch out for?

Sutton United sealed a historic first-ever promotion to the Football League last season

Sutton United sealed a historic first-ever promotion to the Football League last season

Sutton United sealed a historic first-ever promotion to the Football League last season

In the Championship, West Brom, Fulham and Sheffield United are all looking for a quick start after dropping out of the Premier League last season.

Meanwhile, Hull, Peterborough and Blackpool will be eyeing their first opponents in the Championship, while Swansea – who lost to Brentford in the Play-Off final – will try to put their disappointment behind them quickly.

As for League One, it was Wycombe, Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham who dropped out of the Championship, while Cheltenham, Cambridge United, Bolton and Morecambe were promoted from League Two.

Finally, League Two welcomes Bristol Rovers, Swindon Town, Rochdale and Northampton Town after being relegated from League One, while Sutton United sealed a historic first-ever promotion to the Football League last season.

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