While there may not be many in the EFL that will feel that they will be impacted by the 2022 FIFA World Cup this winter, it seems they have been given a lifeline if they are.
According to a report by The Sun, it has been revealed that teams in the EFL and National League will be able to postpone any of their matches that they feel will clash with England and Wales’ matches in Group B at this year’s finals.
Indeed, a full fixture schedule has been set in place for the weekend of December 3, but if both the Home Nations are able to qualify and progress to the knockout stages of the competition, then games could be called off.
There will be many that will be using the sites available at www.apostas-desportivas.org who will be feeling as though that is likely, with the two nations having to battle the USMNT and Iran for a place to progress in the latter stages of the competition.
According to the report from the national media outlet, Wrexham could be one club that may look to postpone one of their fixtures.
The Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney-owned club are set to face York away from home on December 3, and should Wales be able to qualify for their first-ever knockout game for 64 years, then there is every chance that the club will look to take advantage of the rule and allow fans to watch their national side compete.
However, the league has already mentioned that should England and Wales manage to qualify further and reach the quarter-finals, the games scheduled to take place on that day will still go ahead.
Wales and England will clash in the final Group B game of the tournament, with a match against Group A opponents the reward for the two teams that manage to qualify.
This means hosts Qatar, The Netherlands, Ecuador, or Senegal will all be lying in wait, thus potentially providing a challenging encounter.
Should they manage to get past this, though, then a quarter-final against the likes of Argentina and France could potentially await them.
There is still plenty of EFL and Non League football left to play between now and then, so teams will want to ensure they are in the best position to be able to keep their challenges alive, as it will mean they will be able to enjoy the 2022 FIFA World Cup like the rest of the world.