The 2021-22 European season should be back to normal, after a truncated 2020-21 caused by a later start due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Here's when the campaign will get going across the top five leagues, European club competition and a reminder of what will happen with international football, too.
Dates are shown when the information is available.
The season will kick-off on Friday, Aug. 13, when newly promoted Brentford host Arsenal. That last round of games will be on Sunday, May 22.
Premier League teams will enter the FA Cup in the third round, to be played on the weekend of Jan. 8. The final is on Saturday, May 14.
Clubs not in European competition will start in the Carabao Cup second round in the midweek of Aug. 23, with the other seven entering in the third round which falls on the midweek of Sept. 20. The final will be held on Sunday, Feb. 27.
Spanish top-flight football will begin on the weekend of Aug. 14, and finish over the weekend of May 21-22. All games will be live on ESPN+ in the U.S. from the start of the new season.
The Supercopa will feature the both finalists from last season's Copa del Rey, Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao, plus the top two league teams, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. It is expected to take place in January 2022. It is due to be played at King Abdullah Sports City, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The new campaign will kick-off on the weekend of Aug. 21, running through to May 22.
The Coppa Italia format has been streamlined from 2021-22, and will now only include four teams from outside the top two divisions. The lowest ranked 12 teams from Serie A, along with Serie B clubs and four from Serie C, will take part in the first stage in August and December 2021. The top-eight ranked Serie A clubs will join in the round of 16, to be played Jan. 12-19, 2022.
Top-flight football in Germany will return on Friday, Aug. 13, when champions Bayern Munich visit Borussia Monchengladbach, and complete on May 14.
The first round of the DFB Pokal, which will feature all 18 Bundesliga clubs, takes place on the weekend of Aug. 7. The final is at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on May 21.
The kickoff is set for the weekend of Aug. 7, running through to May 21. On the opening weekend, champions Lille travel to Metz, while Troyes host PSG.
Ligue 1 teams enter the Coupe de France from the ninth round, usually played over the first weekend of January.
European club football
The early rounds of qualifying are well under way.
The UCL group-stage draw follows on Thursday, Aug. 26, with the other two competitions on Friday, Aug. 27. Group games across all competitions will begin on the midweek of Sept. 14-16.
Wednesday, May 24: Europa Conference League - Tirana, Albania
Thursday, May 25: Europa League - Seville, Spain
Saturday, May 27: Champions League - Saint Petersburg, Russia
The remaining group-stage games of European World Cup qualifying will be played in the international breaks of September, October and November. There are treble-headers in the first two months to ensure all games can be completed. The playoffs will then take place in March 2022 before the next edition of the UEFA Nations League begins in June 2022 with four rounds of games.
There will be an additional international break at the end of January 2022 to enable non-European nations to catch up with World Cup qualifying. While all top divisions in Europe will stop playing at this time, European nations will not have friendly dates.
The 2022 World Cup finals themselves will be held from Nov. 21 to Dec. 18 in Qatar.
The finals of the 2020-21 Nations League -- featuring, Belgium, France, Italy and Spain -- will be held in Milan and Turin in October 2021.