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, 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 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.

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


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When are the EFL play-off semi-finals?

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


  • Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest (3pm) – Saturday, May 14
  • Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield United (7.45pm) – Tuesday, May 17

League One

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

League Two

  • Mansfield vs Northampton (7.45pm) – Saturday, May 14
  • Northampton vs Mansfield (7.45pm) – Wednesday, May 18
  • Swindon vs Port Vale (12pm) – Sunday, May 15
  • 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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