Football League Championship
The Football League Championship, often called the Championship or the Coca-Cola Football League Championship, is the highest division of the Football League and the second highest division overall in the English football league system.
Previously the Football League Championship was known as the Football League First Division and was revamped in the 2004-2005 season. That season the league recorded a total attendance of 9.8 million, which was the fourth highest total attendance for a European football division.
The Football League Championship is comprised of 24 teams and runs from August to May of the following year. In this division each team plays twice against the others in the league, once at home and once away from home.
The top two teams at the end of each season are promoted to the Premier League while the bottom three sides are relegated to the Football League One. The teams that finish in positions 3-6 compete in the Football League Championship Play-Offs in which the winner gain promotion to the Premier League.
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Friday March 7
It isn’t one of the most prestigious events in world football, and will definitely be overshadowed by the much bigger World Cup in Brazil this June, but the International Champions Cup in late July through early August is set to bring some of the premier talent in the world to multiple cities all over the United States starting with the first game’s kickoff on July 24 and ending with the final match on August 4 in Miami, Florida, which is set to be the new home of a Major League Soccer club organized by David Beckham. More
Tuesday February 25
The Champions League, the world’s best club football competition will continue with Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea, travelling to Istanbul to take on hosts Galatasaray in the first leg of their round of 16 encounter. More
Tuesday January 14
It shouldn’t be forgotten that Wigan are the current FA Cup holders and I don’t expect them to give up their trophy easily on Tuesday. More
Saturday November 23
Manchester City will welcome Tottenham Hotspur to the Etihad stadium in Manchester as the two teams seek to establish themselves in the top four of the Premier League table at a crucial stage of the season. More
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