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International Breaks Calendar: UEFA Nations League, Euro 2024 & More

With the World Cup in Qatar now done and dusted, attention has switched to what will happen in the international breaks from 2023 onwards.

There are five breaks for international football this year, with another five scheduled for the following year. FIFA’s revised international calendar starts in 2025.

We take a look at the upcoming FIFA International Match Calendar.

When are the 2022/23 international breaks? 

  • March 20–28, 2023
  • June 12–20, 2023

When are the 2023/24 international breaks? 

  • September 04-12, 2023
  • October 09-17, 2023
  • November 13-21, 2023
  • March 18-26, 2024
  • June-July 2024 – UEFA European Championships 2024

When are the 2024/25 international breaks?

  • September 04-10, 2024
  • October 07-15, 2024
  • November 11-19, 2024


The World Cup in Qatar disrupted the traditional football calendar, but things will revert to their usual order during the next couple of years.

March 20–28, 2023

The weekend commencing March 20 will kick off the first international break in 2023 and will be headlined by 2024 European Championship qualifiers.

June 12–20, 2023

The post-season international break, with more qualifiers for regional competitions such as Euro 2024 and Copa America 2024 scheduled. The 2023 Nations League Finals are also due to be played.

June-July 2023

The June-July period will also see several international tournaments take place, such as the CAF African Cup of Nations, the AFC Asian Cup and the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

September 04-12, 2023

The first international break of the 2023/24 season takes place a week after the summer transfer window ends, with two match dates scheduled for Euro 2024 qualifiers and other regional competitions.

October 09-17, 2023

The second international break of the 2023/24 season takes place in the middle of October with the final set of qualifying fixtures set to take place for the summer 2024 competitions.

November 13-21, 2023

The final international break of 2023 is likely to feature the play-off qualifiers for the Euros and international friendlies for multiple confederations.

March 18-26, 2024

The first international break for 2024 will likely feature the final opportunities for UEFA countries to fine-tune their squads before the 2024 Euros.

June-July 2024

For the rest of the world, the international break takes place from June 3-11 with two match dates. For Europe, this is time for Euro 2024 set to take place in Germany from June 14 to July 14.

September 02-10, 2024

The first international break of the 2024/25 season kicks off in the first week of September. Expect the build-up to the 2026 World Cup, due to take place in North America, to start here.

October 07-15, 2024

The second international break of the 2024/25 season takes place in the second week of October with two match dates available as usual for all international confederations.

November 11-19, 2024

The final international break of 2024 will take place in the third week of November, with qualifying for the 2026 World Cup expected to be in full flow.