Today, the Premier League announced its new season schedule, which is the first time in the history of the Premier League that it has a weeks rest during the season. In a match week in early February, five matches will be played on a weekend and five matches on the next weekend, so that 20 teams can get up to a weeks rest.
The FAs arrangement also raises a problem, that is, the big teams may use this time to play friendship matches abroad to make money, but according to the Sun, the clubs have no final decision on the arrangement of friendship matches, and the Football Association has the right to approve or reject any request to go abroad.
Given the strong support of the FA for holidays, it is unlikely that they will allow clubs to play abroad during this weeks break to earn money.
According to the current regulations, every English club must obtain the permission of the FA to go abroad, whether it is pre-season training or to open training camps in warm climates. This enables the FA to ensure that they are fully aware of all the activities of their teams abroad and can inform the FA of the countries they visit.
It is expected that many clubs will use their breaks to train in warm climates. These requests are unlikely to be problematic, and if the coaches want to keep the team in good condition and arrange practice matches, that is also possible.
However, for example, if a club wants to make extra money in a friendly match between China and Real Madrid during the holidays, then the FA is unlikely to agree.
Source: App Responsible Editor of Wanke Football: Liu Pei_NS6023