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The next few months are HUGE when it comes to sporting events! The calendar is jam packed with exciting events around the world ranging from four major World Cups in England, France and Japan to heavy weight clashes in America and the Ashes in Australia. For the major sports fans out there its non-stop excitement. So when is it all happening?
Here’s our definitive guide to the next few months in sport!
18 May: Football – FA Cup final, Wembley Stadium
Two weeks after the women’s final comes the men’s. With Manchester City’s quadruple hopes dashed by Spurs, the team is aiming to maintain its dominance in English league football.
30 May-15 July: Cricket – World Cup, England
Hailed as one of the world’s most watched sporting events, the flagship competition welcomes in the true summer and thus the major cricket season.
1 June: Boxing – Anthony Joshua defends his world heavyweight titles, New York
As the heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua has a lot of title challengers waiting in the wings for their shot – Andy Ruiz Jr is set to get his first.
6 June: Football – Nations League semi-final: England v Netherlands
With the introductions of the Nations league to stop “meaningless and dull friendlies” England has its first real competitive test with the young and talented Dutch side.
7 June-7 July: Football – Women’s World Cup, France
2019 is set to be a massive year for women’s football. Sitting third in FIFA’s world rankings England hope to knock the USA off the top spot, so get your plastic flags back out!
1-14 July: Tennis – Wimbledon
Get the strawberries and cream at the ready for two weeks of top tennis and lots of grunting! It’s still unclear whether Andy Murray will enter into the tournament after undergoing hip surgery earlier this year, but with the likes of Djokovic, Nadal and world number three Zverev all set to compete Wimbledon is not to be missed.
6-28 July: Cycling – Tour de France
With Geraint Thomas claiming the yellow jersey last year the tour returns with another three weeks of cycling bliss.
12-14 July: Formula 1 – British Grand Prix, Silverstone
“Alexa, play The Chain by Fleetwood Mac.” Now if THAT instrumental doesn’t get you in the mood for the Formula One, we don’t know what will. F1 is massive in the UK and no weekend is bigger for fans than Silverstone!
12-21 July: Vitality Netball World Cup, Liverpool
The most thrilling sporting event of the summer, and here on home turf, the tournament is set to be a real showcase of elite talent. Over the 10 days, 16 teams from all over the world will compete for netball’s ultimate prize as it aims to become the “biggest and best female World Cup event.”
1 Aug-16 Sept: Cricket – Ashes Test series: England v Australia
Hosted in England this year we will see if our boys can keep the Aussies from taking bragging rights back down south.
20 Sept – 2 Nov: 2019 Rugby World Cup, Japan
The countdown to the Rugby World Cup is on and kicks off on Friday 20th September as nations from all over the world compete for the William Webb Ellis Trophy in Japan.
Which sporting events are you excited for? Are you going to watch any live? Let us know below of on social media!