Sky Bet Championship action will be paused for almost a month during the 2022 World Cup but fixtures will continue in League One and League Two.

The World Cup, traditionally held during the summer, is scheduled to be staged between 21 November and 18 December next year in Qatar.

The English Football League has adjusted its schedule to accommodate the international tournament, with a break in Championship matches planned from 13 November to 9 December.

That period includes the World Cup group stage, plus the opening round of knockout games.

The EFL also confirmed the fourth round of the Carabao Cup would be scheduled for the week between the the World Cup final and the Premier League's resumption on 26 December.

"Match round 16 in the Championship, set to take place on Saturday, 12 November, will be the final round of fixtures played ahead of the call-up period for the tournament, which begins on Monday, 14 November," read an EFL statement.

"The Championship will resume on 10 December 2022 following the culmination of the World Cup group stages, whilst League One and League Two fixtures will continue as normal."

Individual fixtures in League One and League Two could still be postponed during the World Cup, subject to existing international call-up criteria being met.

All three divisions will begin the 2022-23 season on the weekend of Saturday, 30 July, with the final round of the regular campaign set for the weekend of Saturday, 6 May.

Play-off finals are scheduled to be played between 27 and 29 May.