úterý 07.01.2020

The clubs approved the fixtures calendar for the next season

The clubs approved the fixtures calendar for the next season

úterý 07.01.2020
The supreme body of the Czech League Football Association voted for the final term of the calendar for the season 2020/2021. The submitted calendars for both professional leagues FORTUNA:LIGA (1st tier) and FORTUNA:NARODNI LIGA (2nd tier) for the season 2020/2021 passed unanimously by the League Board.

The schedule of both competitions counts on the culmination of the highest competition in the form of the FORTUNA:LIGA FINALS in May and on the relegation at the end of May 2021.

The elite Czech football competition will start a week later than this year, on the weekend of 18th to 19th July 2020, which is coming one week after the final of the UEFA EURO 2020. It is just before the entry of three Czech clubs into the qualifying phase of the European club competitions in the following week.

Same as this season twenty league rounds will take place in the autumn phase of highest FORTUNA:LIGA and the Czech league football will celebrate the national holiday of the foundation of Czechoslovakia with an exceptional round at the end of October 2020. The second innovation approved by the League Board is the right for the teams that make their way to the basic groups of European Cups to ask the competition governing body to postpone the sixth round (even without the necessary opponent's approval).

The second half of the 2020/2021 season will more or less follow the current fixture calendar, with the spring phase of the season starting in mid-February on the weekend before the opening matches of the knockout phase of European club competitions.

Start of the autumn phase: 18th – 19th June 2020

End of autumn phase: 12th – 13th December 2020

Start of the spring phase: 13th – 14th February 2021

End of the regular season: 24th – 25th April 2021

FORTUNA:LIGA FINALS: 1st – 24th May 2021

Europan League Qualification Match: 28th May 2021

Relegation play-offs: 25th – 30th May 2021

Week-matchdays: 28th October 2020 (14th round) and 12th May 2021 (3rd round of the FORTUNA:LIGA FINALS)