Ligue 1, Champions League, French team, Women’s World Cup: the football calendar for the year 2023

On your calendars! Here are the main dates to remember for the year 2023 with regards to football.

JANUARY 2023

January 1: Opening of the winter transfer market for Ligue 1, Bundesliga and Premier League.

January 2: Opening of the Serie A and Liga winter transfer market.

January 3: opening of the Eredivisie and Primeira Liga winter transfer market.

January 6: Start of the Gulf Cup of Nations football in Iraq.

7 and 8 January: thirty-second final of the Coupe de France.

11-15 January: Spanish Super Cup at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

January 12: Opening of the winter transfer market of the Süper Lig.

January 13: Supercoppa Italiana between Inter and Milan at the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

January 13: Start of the African Nations Football Championship (CHAN) in Algeria.

January 19: Final of the Gulf Cup of Nations football.

20 January: draw for the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the Women’s Champions League.

21 and 22 January: round of 16 of the Coupe de France.

January 31: closing of the winter transfer market for Ligue 1, Bundesliga, Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, Eredivisie.

FEBRUARY 2023

February 2: Closing of the Primeira Liga winter market.

February 4: African Nations Football Championship final.

7 and 8 February: round of 16 of the Coupe de France.

February 8: Closing of the winter market of the Süper Lig.

14, 15, 21 and 22 February: first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League.

16 February: first leg of the knockout phase of the Europa League and Europa League Conference.

23 February: Europa League and Europa League Conference knockout stage play-off second leg.

24 February: draw for the knockout stages of the Europa League and Europa League Conference.

26 February: League Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.

February 28 and March 1: quarter-finals of the Coupe de France.

MARCH 2023

7, 8, 14 and 15 March: return of the round of 16 of the Champions League.

9 March: first leg of the round of 16 of the Europa League and Europa League Conference.

16 March: second leg of the round of 16 of the Europa League and Europa League Conference.

17 March: draw for the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the Champions League, Europa League and Europa League Conference.

March 21st and 22nd: Women’s Champions League first leg quarter-finals.

March 24: France-Netherlands (20:45 Stade de France, Saint-Denis), first day of the Euro 2024 qualifiers.

27 March: Ireland-France (20:45 Aviva Stadium, Dublin), second day of the Euro 2024 qualifiers.

29 and 30 March: quarter-final second leg of the Women’s Champions League.

APRIL 2023

4, 5 and 6 April: first matchday of the Copa Libertadores group stage.

April 5: Coupe de France semi-finals.

6 April: England v Brazil women’s final at Wembley Stadium, London.

11 and 12 April: first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals.

13 April: first leg of the quarter-finals of the Europa League and Europa League Conference.

18 and 19 April: return of the Champions League quarter-finals.

20 April: second leg quarter-finals of the Europa League and Europa League Conference.

22 and 23 April: first leg semi-finals of the Women’s Champions League.

April 29: Final of the Coupe de France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis.

29 and 30 April: Women’s Champions League semi-final second leg.

MAY 2023

6 May: Copa del Rey final at the La Cartuja stadium in Seville.

9 and 10 May: Champions League first leg semi-finals.

11 May: Europa League and Europa League Conference first leg semi-finals.

13 or 14 May: Women’s French Cup final.

16 and 17 May: Champions League semi-final second leg.

18 May: Europa League and Europa League Conference semi-finals second leg.

20 May: opening match of the Under 20 World Cup in Indonesia.

24 May: Italian Cup final at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

May 27: 34th and last matchday of the 2022-2023 Bundesliga season.

May 28: 38th and last day of the 2022-2023 Premier League season.

May 31: Europa League Final at the Ferenc-Puskás Stadium in Budapest, Hungary.

JUNE 2023

June 2: 38th and last matchday of the 2022-2023 Ligue 2 season.

June 2: first leg of the African Champions League.

June 3: 38th and last day of the Ligue 1 season 2022-2023.

June 3: FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.

June 3: German Cup final at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.

June 3: Women’s Champions League final at the Philips Stadium in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

4th June: 38th and last matchday of the 2022-2023 La Liga and Serie A season.

June 7: Europa League Conference final at the Eden Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.

June 9: African Champions League second leg final.

June 10: Champions League final at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.

11 June: final of the Under 20 World Cup.

14 June: Start of the 2022-2023 UEFA Nations League Finals in the Netherlands.

16 June: Gibraltar-France (20:45 Estádio do Algarve, Faro, Portugal), third day of the Euro 2024 qualifiers.

June 16: Start of the Asian Cup in Qatar.

18 June: 2022-23 UEFA Nations League Final.

19 June: France-Greece (20:45 Stade de France, Saint-Denis), fourth day of the Euro 2024 qualifiers.

June 21: Start of the European championship of men’s hopes in Romania and Georgia.

June 24: Opening match of the Gold Cup.

27, 28 and 29 June: last day of the group stage of the Copa Libertadores.

JULY 2023

July 8: Final of Euro hopes.

July 16: Asian Nations Football Cup Final.

July 16: Gold Cup Final at SoFi Stadium, Inglewood (California), United States of America.

July 20: Opening match of the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

AUGUST 2023

1, 2 and 3 August: first leg of the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores.

5 August: first matchday of the 2023-2024 Ligue 2 season (the 34th and final matchday is scheduled for 18 May 2024).

From 5 to 8 August: Round of 16 of the Women’s World Cup.

8, 9 and 10 August: return of the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores.

11 and 12 August: quarter-finals of the Women’s World Cup.

12 and 13 August: first day of the Ligue 1 2023-2024 season.

15 and 16 August: semifinals of the Women’s World Cup.

19 August: small final of the women’s soccer World Cup.

August 20: Final of the Women’s World Cup.

22nd and 23rd August: 2023-2024 Champions League first leg play-offs.

22, 23 and 24 August: first leg of the Copa Libertadores quarter-finals.

29 and 30 August: Champions League 2023-2024 second leg play-offs.

29, 30 and 31 August: return of the Copa Libertadores quarter-finals.

31 August: Champions League 2023-24 group stage draw.

SEPTEMBER 2023

7 September: France-Ireland (20:45, place yet to be determined), fifth day of Euro 2024 qualifying.

10 September: Free date for a France friendly.

19 and 20 September: first day of the 2023-2024 Champions League group stage.

26, 27 or 28 September: Copa Libertadores first leg semi-finals.

OCTOBER 2023

October 3 and 4: matchday two of the 2023-2024 Champions League group stage.

October 3, 4 or 5: Second leg of the Copa Libertadores semi-finals.

October 13: Netherlands-France (20:45 Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam), matchday six of Euro 2024 qualifying.

October 16, 2023: free date for a friendly match for the French team.

October 24 and 25: matchday three of the 2023-2024 Champions League group stage.

October 28: Copa Sudamericana Final.

NOVEMBER 2023

7 and 8 November: fourth matchday of the 2023-2024 Champions League group stage.

November 11: Copa Libertadores final.

18 November: France-Gibraltar (8.45 pm Stade de France, Saint-Denis), seventh day of the Euro 2024 qualifiers.

21 November: Greece-France (20:45 at the Athens Olympic Stadium), eighth and final matchday of the Euro 2024 qualifiers.

28 and 29 November: fifth day of the 2023-2024 Champions League group stage.

DECEMBER 2023

12 and 13 December: sixth and final matchday of the 2023-2024 Champions League group stage.

20 December 2023: 17th day of the Ligue 1 2023-2024 season which will mark the beginning of the winter break (the restart will take place with the 18th day scheduled for the weekend of 13 and 14 January 2024).

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