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Premier League winter break moves a step closer as FA Cup switch agreed

• Premier League clubs would rest for first two weeks in February
• FA Cup fifth round would be midweek in plans for 2019-20 season

A winter break in the English top flight is another step closer to being agreed after the Football Association, Premier League and Football League reached a provisional agreement to play a round of the FA Cup in midweek.

The deal would mean players take off the first two weeks of February from the 2019-20 season in the hope it will improve England’s chances in Euro 2020, should they qualify, and major tournaments in the future.

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Source: gad