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The 2021-2022 season key dates

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May 31, 2021

The 2021-2022 season key dates

As the 2020-2021 season reviews are still coming in and being written, it’s already time to look forward to the upcoming campaign. Despite the game schedule not being unveiled yet, we do know the key dates for 2021-2022. Let’s take a look.

Over seven weeks of transfer window

The transfer window is always the start of the upcoming season. This year in France it will open on Wednesday 8 June at midnight and will end on Tuesday 31 August at 23:59. Later on in the season the winter transfer window will be open from the 1st to the 31st of January 2022.

Ligue 1 is back at the beginning of August!

We don’t yet know the identity of OGC Nice’s first opponents, but the start of Ligue 1 is now known. The Ligue 1 Uber Eats will be back on Friday 6, Saturday 7, and Sunday 8 August.

Coupe de France: From 18 December to 8 May

OGC Nice and the L1 clubs will enter the coupe de France in the Round of 64, set for Saturday 18 December between the 18th and 19th matchdays of L1. The rest of the competition will be played in 2022: The Round of 16 on Saturday 29 January, the quarter finals on Wednesday 9 February, the semi-finals on Wednesday 2 March and the final on Sunday 8 May at the Stade de France.

Wednesday 21 December: End of the first phase

In 2020-2021 the modified schedule because of the sanitary crises led to an unprecedented situation: the first phase of the league stopped after the winter break. This season sees a return to a more usual format. Matchday 19 of L1 is set for Wednesday 21 December.

22nd December to 7th January, the winter break

After matchday 19 the Christmas break will mark a break in the season. The season will continue with matchday 20 on the weekend of the 7,8 and 9 January.

Two multiplexes to end the league season

The 2021-2022 Ligue 1 season will end in May with two evenings in which all 20 clubs will play at the same time. Matchday 37 will take place on Saturday 14 May and the 38th and last matchday will take place on Saturday 21 May.

The play-offs will be played at the end of May

To end it off the 18th in Ligue 1 will face the winner of the Ligue 2 Play-Offs. This two-legged game will take place on Tuesday 24 and Sunday 29 May.

The full season schedule: