What is Boxing Day? Why is the Premier League round after Christmas? What are the games on 26th December 2021?

What is Boxing Day?  Why is the Premier League round after Christmas?  What are the games on 26th December 2021?

The ball doesn’t stop rolling in Queen’s Land at the end of the year. Not even on Christmas. As is the tradition in England, games will take place on 26 December in the four main divisions of English football: the traditional ‘Boxing Day’. It occurs every year as it has been a holiday observed in the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth (Community of British Nations) territories since the late 19th century. And, this Christmas round, it is very common for fans to go to matches as Santa Claus.

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Fans dressed up as Santa Claus on Boxing Day internet playback

However, this year, due to the new coronavirus pandemic (the Omicron version has infected many people in England and affected many English club athletes), some of the Premier League games were postponed, with the entire round of It was breaking the tradition of years of being. ‘Boxing Day’, they were: Burnley x Everton, Liverpool x Leeds and Watford x Wolverhampton will not happen on Sunday (26).

Premier League matches on Boxing Day (26/12):

12:00 – Manchester City x Leicester – Broadcast: ESPN Brasil (TV off) and Star+ (streaming).

12:00 – Norwich x Arsenal – Transmission: Star+ (streaming).

12h – West Ham x Southampton – Transmisso: Star+ (streaming).

12:00 – Tottenham x Crystal Palace – Broadcast: Fox Sports (TV off) and Star+ (streaming).

2:30 PM – Aston Villa v Chelsea – Broadcast: ESPN Brazil (Closed TV)

17h – Brighton x Brentford – Broadcast: ESPN Brazil (TV off).

12/27

17h – Newcastle x Manchester United – Transmisso: Star+ (streaming).

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