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When are EFL play-offs 2021/22? League One final date, Championship and League Two semi-finals confirmed

THE EFL has reached its business end as teams look to secure those promotion places.

And as every year, in each of the three divisions – Championship, League One and League Two – four teams compete in the play-offs with only one earning promotion in the Wembley finals.

Brentford were last year's Championship play-off final winners


Brentford were last year’s Championship play-off final winnersCredit: Getty

Brentford were last year’s Championship play-off winners after a comfortable 2-0 victory over Swansea at Wembley.

When are the EFL play-off finals?

The dates for each of the EFL play-off finals have been confirmed and will take place across two weeks.

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The League One final will be played a week before the League Two and Championship finals as Wembley is unavailable on the Bank Holiday Monday of May 30.

The reason for this is the Uefa-Conmebol Finalissima, which will see European Champions Italy take on Copa America winners Argentina at the national stadium on Wednesday, June 1.

EFL play-off final dates

League One

  • Wycombe vs Sunderland (3pm) – Saturday, May 21

League Two


  • Huddersfield vs Nottingham Forest (4.30pm) – Sunday, May 29
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When are the EFL play-off semi-finals?

Dates for the EFL play-off semi-finals are as follows:


League One

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  • Wycombe 2-0 MK Dons
  • MK Dons 1-0 Wycombe (1-2 agg)

League Two

  • Mansfield 2-1 Northampton
  • Northampton vs Mansfield (7.45pm) – Wednesday, May 18
  • Swindon 2-1 Port Vale
  • Port Vale vs Swindon (7.45pm) – Thursday, May 19

Do the EFL play-offs have away goals?

The EFL play-offs do NOT have away goals.

The rule was scrapped in 1999 after third placed side Ipswich were beaten by sixth placed Bolton on away goals.

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