SWINDON Town will not be taking a break from action during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Traditionally held during the summer, the World Cup is scheduled to be staged between November 21 and December 18 next year because of the heat.

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

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

But while football in the second tier will be paused for almost a month, fixtures will continue in League One and League Two.

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 Boxing Day.

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

“The Championship will resume on December 10 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, July 30, with the final round of the regular campaign set for the weekend of Saturday, May 6.

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

England confirmed qualification for the World Cup with a 10-0 thrashing of San Marino on Monday.