The World Cup started on November 20 and will end on December 18 , while the fourth round of the League Cup is scheduled for this week and the top flight resumes on December 26 .
Ahead of Sunday’s league clash with Liverpool, Conte said he was concerned about the welfare of his players.
We know the situation, we know it’s crazy to put the World Cup in the league and the Champions League. Conte told reporters: ” This type of schedule is crazy.
Conte criticised English football’s post-WC scheduling, says authorities believe ‘the show must go on’ at the expense of player welfare and defends his squad from accusations some may be saving themselves for the tournament. Story: https://t.co/kthgyqoZGB
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Honestly, it’s really weird in England to start playing three days after the World Cup final. They are the only country to do so, while Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, and others are taking their time off.
December 21st is crazy, with a game in the League Cup three days before the final. In three more days, football must be played in the Premier League.
Hear about player welfare a lot, but it’s just a way to give back because if the schedule is like that, they’re not really worried about player welfare.
Conte said football’s governing body had created an “impossible” situation, with both domestic leagues and UEFA trying to cram games ahead of the World Cup.