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

On your calendars! Here are the key football dates to remember for 2023.

JANUARY 2023

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

January 2: Opening of the winter transfer window for Serie A and La Liga.

January 3: Opening of the winter transfer window for the Eredivisie and Primeira Liga.

January 6: Gulf Nations Cup kicks off in Iraq.

January 7 and 8: Thirty-second final of the French Cup.

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

January 12: Opening of the winter transfer window for the Super League.

January 13: Italian Super Cup between “Inter” and “Milan” at the stadium of the King Saud University in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

January 13: The African Nations Football Championship (CHAN) kicks off in Algeria.

January 19: Gulf Cup of Nations football final.

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

January 21 and 22: 1/8 finals of the French Cup.

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

FEBRUARY 2023

February 2: Closing of the winter transfer window for the Primeira Liga.

February 4: African Nations Football Championship final.

February 7 and 8: 1/8 finals of the French Cup.

February 8: Closing of the winter transfer window for the Super League.

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

February 16: First leg of the Europa League and Europa League Conference play-offs.

February 23: return matches from the play-offs of the Europa League and Europa League Conference.

February 24: Europa League and Europa League Conference play-off draw.

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

February 28 and March 1: quarter-finals of the French Cup.

MARCH 2023

March 7, 8, 14 and 15: Champions League round of 16 second legs.

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

March 16: Europa League and Europa League Conference 1/8 return games.

March 17: Champions League, Europa League and Europa League Conference quarter-final and semi-final draw.

March 21 and 22: Women’s Champions League quarter-final first leg.

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

March 27: Ireland v France (20:45 at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin), day two of Euro 2024 qualifying.

March 29 and 30: Women’s Champions League 1/4 final second legs.

APRIL 2023

April 4, 5 and 6: Day 1 of the Copa Libertadores group stage.

April 5: Semi-finals of the French Cup.

April 6: Women’s final between England and Brazil at Wembley Stadium, London.

April 11 and 12: Champions League quarter-final first leg.

April 13: Europa League and Europa League Conference 1/4 final first legs.

April 18 and 19: Champions League 1/4 final second leg.

April 20: Europa League and Europa League Conference 1/4 final return matches.

April 22 and 23: Women’s Champions League semi-final first legs.

April 29: French Cup final at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis.

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

MAY 2023

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

May 9 and 10: First leg of the Champions League semi-finals.

May 11: First leg of the Europa League and Europa League Conference semi-finals.

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

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

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

May 20: Opening match of the U-20 World Cup in Indonesia.

May 24: Coppa Italia final at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

May 27: 34th and final day of the 2022-2023 Bundesliga season.

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

May 31: Europa League final at the Ferenc-Puskas Stadium in Budapest, Hungary.

JUNE 2023

June 2: 38th and final day of the 2022-2023 Ligue 2 season.

June 2: First match of the African Champions League.

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

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 Philips Stadium in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

June 4: 38th and final day of the 2022-2023 La Liga and Serie A.

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

June 9: The final round of the African Champions League.

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

June 11: U-20 World Cup final.

June 14: The start of the 2022-2023 UEFA Nations League finals in the Netherlands.

June 16: Gibraltar v France (8.45pm, Estádio do Algarve, Faro, Portugal), day three of Euro 2024 qualifying.

June 16: The start of the Asian Cup of Nations in Qatar.

June 18: 2022-23 UEFA Nations League final.

June 19: France-Greece (20:45 at Stade de France, Saint-Denis), day four of Euro 2024 qualifying.

June 21: Start of the men’s Euro Hopes Championship in Romania and Georgia.

June 24: Gold Cup opening match.

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

JULY 2023

July 8: Final of Euro hopes.

July 16: Asian Nations Cup final.

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

July 20: Women’s World Cup opener in Australia and New Zealand.

AUGUST 2023

August 1, 2 and 3: Copa Libertadores 1/8 finals first leg.

August 5: First day of the 2023-2024 Ligue 2 season (34th and final day scheduled for May 18, 2024).

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

August 8, 9 and 10: Copa Libertadores 1/8 second legs.

August 11 and 12: 1/4 finals of the Women’s World Cup.

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

August 15 and 16: Women’s World Cup semi-finals.

August 19: FIFA Women’s World Cup Junior Final.

August 20: Women’s World Cup final.

August 22 and 23: First play-off games of the 2023-2024 Champions League.

August 22, 23 and 24: Copa Libertadores quarter-final first leg.

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

August 29, 30 and 31: Copa Libertadores 1/4 final second leg.

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

SEPTEMBER 2023

September 7: France-Ireland (8:45 p.m., venue TBA), day five of Euro 2024 qualifying.

September 10: Free date for a friendly match for the French team.

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

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

OCTOBER 2023

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

October 3, 4 or 5: Copa Libertadores semi-final second leg.

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

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

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

October 28: Copa Sudamericana final.

NOVEMBER 2023

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

November 11: Copa Libertadores final.

November 18: France v Gibraltar (20:45 at Stade de France, Saint-Denis), day seven of Euro 2024 qualifying.

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

November 28 and 29: Day five of the 2023-2024 Champions League group stage.

DECEMBER 2023

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

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

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