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Well, I was going through Cambridge Essential Grammar in Use book and in unit 22 I came across this sentence:

Football matches are often played at the weekend, but no matches are being played next weekend.

Ok, so does it mean that present continuous (passive form) can be used as future tense?

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Yes, present continuous is often used to discuss future events. Usually it signifies that the event has been decided beforehand and planned for, as opposed to being a decision you've made just now.

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  • (also, if it's in a Cambridge book, there's a good chance it's legit :)) – Maciej Stachowski Jul 27 '20 at 12:24

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