Tottenham Hotspur Stadium: All Premier League stadiums will be empty on several weekends during the 2020-21 season.

Throughout each season in world soccer, there are weekends when the top leagues don’t play so that their players can go off and play for their countries in international competitions. These are called, cleverly enough, “international breaks.”

(Related: When does the 2020-21 Premier League Season Start?)

This affects all the top leagues of Europe, including the Premier League (and the second-tier Championship) in England — making these important dates if you are considering going to England to watch Premier League soccer in person. I can help with that, by the way.

So, when are these weekends to avoid?

2020-21 FIFA International Breaks

There will be no Premier League or Championship games in the UK on the weekends of …

  • September 5, 2020
  • October 10, 2020
  • November 14, 2020
  • January 9, 2021 — included here because I think it will be the FA Cup Third Round
  • March 27, 2021

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