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The World Cup is over - and so it continues in the big leagues in Europe

The World Cup is over – and so it continues in the big leagues in Europe

YB are Premier League chasers. Photo: Cornerstone

The World Cup is already over, and a month full of football is behind us. But football fans need not worry, the ball will soon be rolling again in the major European leagues.

Moritz Meister

Quickly passed, the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, pure football month. 64 games in 28 days, sometimes four in one day, heart of football, what more do you want?

The World Cup is now over, but no football fan should get bored at the end of the year. Because in the big leagues in Europe there is hardly a break.


The ball is once again rolling on the island on Tuesday night – and then the last 16 of the Premier League Cup begins. The highlight of the tour should be the showdown between Manchester City and Liverpool on Thursday night, even without the participation of most of the World Cup drivers. With Erling Haaland and Mohamed Salah, two of the biggest stars could be used in their squads.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring the opening goal for his team during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield in Liverpool, Sunday, ...

Mohamed Salah (right) scores the only goal in the recent confrontation between Liverpool and Manchester City.Photo: Cornerstone

Then the Premier League continues on Boxing Day, also known as Boxing Day. Brentford FC will play the first match at home against Tottenham Hotspur. However, the Premier League will not be ready for the next cracker games until the New Year. On January 3, Fabian Scheer’s Newcastle United team, Granit Xhaka, met with the current leader, Arsenal London. Just two days later, the next blow takes place in West London, when Chelsea FC receives Denis Zakaria at Manchester City along with Nati defender Manuel Akanji.


The Bundesliga will not continue until the new year, on January 20, RB Leipzig will meet Bayern Munich and open the Bundesliga in 2023. However, January is still difficult. There are still three matches to be played until January 29. On January 28, Bayern Munich will host Eintracht Frankfurt in the first match.

Sadio Mane of Munich vs Lukas Klostermann of RB Leipzig.  Football Super Cup 2022: RB Leipzig - Bayern Munich 3: 5. July 30, 2022: Leipzig, Red Bull Arena.  Leipzig - Bayern Munich 3: 5 *** ...

In the pre-season Super Cup, Bayern had already met the cup winner RB Leipzig.Photo:


In the Premier League, the ball will roll again from January 21. At the beginning of the new football year, the GC record champion met the current leader YB. The Challenge League does not start again until 27 January with league operations, when captain FC Wil makes a guest appearance at the penultimate club FC Vaduz.

other major leagues

Ligue 1 returns to everyday league life shortly before the end of the year. Liga Croesus Paris-Saint-Germain welcomes Strasbourg on December 28, but world champions Lionel Messi and runner-up Kylian Mbappe are unlikely to return to the game just yet.

In Spain, the league runs one day after France. The highlight of Matchday 15 in LaLiga has to be the city derby between FC Barcelona and Espanyol Barcelona on the last day of the year. Barcelona’s next big match is only about a week away, and Xavi’s team will visit Atletico Madrid in the new year. To make matters worse for Barcelona, ​​top scorer Robert Lewandowski will serve a three-match ban and is only eligible to play again at the end of January.

Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski controls the ball during the La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Villarreal at Camp Nou in Barcelona, ​​Spain, Thursday, October.  20, 2022. (AP Photo/…

Because of his suspension, Robert Lewandowski has enough time to recover after the World Cup. Photo: Cornerstone

The Italians, on the other hand, are taking things more slowly, with Serie A not starting again until the new year. But on January 4, the ball will roll again in the country of the European champions. At the start of the new year, there is real fun there, as the leaders of SSC Napoli are guests of Inter Milan.

European competitions

In the middle of February, namely on the fourteenth of the month, the Champions League begins again. At first, there is also fun here, as PSG meets Bayern Munich. The Europa League and Conference League start in two days. Here, among others, there is a duel between Barcelona and Manchester United and in the Conference League the last Swiss representative meets FC Basel and Trabzonspor.

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