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EFL kick-off times as Championship, League 1 and League 2 clubs alter start times ahead of World Cup quarter-final clash between England and France

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EFL clubs have a big decision to make regarding kick-off times as clubs look to accommodate fans wishing to watch England v France.

Gareth Southgate’s side are set to take on the Blues in the quarter-finals of the World Cup with kick-off at 7pm UK time.

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EFL clubs have a decision to make on their kick-off time this weekend

It comes as England prepare for their quarter-final clash on Saturday

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It comes as England prepare for their quarter-final clash on Saturday

With a full schedule of league, Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 matches scheduled for this weekend, such a high-profile match created something of a scheduling conflict.

Barring a clash between Crawley and Hartlepool on Friday night and two league matches for QPR against Burnley and Watford against Hull on Sunday, the other 33 EFL fixtures are all scheduled for Saturday.

With fans to be instructed to return home from the 3pm kick-off and rush to be back for the 7pm kick-off for the game against England, the teams have been given a waiver special to alter their kick-off times provided both clubs agree to the alteration.

Several clubs have chosen this option to change their kick-off times to allow fans to return for the World Cup clash.

Here are the kick-off times for Saturday’s EFL fixtures.

England face huge test against France with Mbappe in top form

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England face huge test against France with Mbappe in top form

Championship

Blackburn v Preston (12pm)

Rotherham v Bristol City (12.30pm)

Reading v Coventry (2 p.m.)

Blackpool v Birmingham (3 p.m.)

Middlesbrough v Luton (3 p.m.)

Millwall v Wigan (3pm)

Sheffield United v Huddersfield (3 p.m.)

Stoke City v Cardiff City (3 p.m.)

Swansea v Norwich (3pm)

League 1

Ipswich v Peterborough (12:30 p.m.)

Shrewsbury v Bolton (12.30pm)

Burton vs. Derby (2 p.m.)

Forest Green v Cheltenham (2pm)

Accrington v Portsmouth 3 p.m.)

Bristol Rovers v Port Vale (3 p.m.)

Exeter vs Sheffield Wednesday (3pm)

Lincoln City vs. Wycombe (3 p.m.)

MK Dons vs. Fleetwood (3 p.m.)

Morecambe v Charlton (3 p.m.)

Oxford v Barnsley (3 p.m.)

league two

Carlisle vs. Barrow (1 p.m.)

Crewe Alexandra v Leyton Orient (1pm)

Harrogate Town v Northampton (1pm)

Rochdale vs. Stockport (2 p.m.)

Grimsby vs. Tranmere (3 p.m.)

Newport v Doncaster (3 p.m.)

Salford v Walsall (3 p.m.)

Stevenage v Mansfield (3 p.m.)

Sutton vs. Colchester (3 p.m.)

Swindon v AFC Wimbledon (3 p.m.)

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